Family Fun - Splashway Campground & Water Park
Splashway Waterpark and Campground is the perfect place to go for family fun. The family friendly waterpark features slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and zip lines plus on-site campgrounds.
This article focuses on the campground. Click here to read my details about the Splashway Water Park
Splashway Campground & Water Park
Splashway Waterpark and Campground is located in Sheridan, Texas which is about an hour from Sugar Land. Splashway is great for a day trip or for an overnight stay. The business takes pride in being family friendly, and they live up to their motto.
We have enjoyed the water park in previous summers, but this summer we decided to try the campgrounds too. We went to Splashway from Monday to Wednesday, and it was the perfect little getaway for our family. I do not consider myself to be a "camper", and this was totally my speed. Read on to learn more details and for a list of tips.
The Splashway RV Park and Campground offers wooded sites with full hookups in addition to cottages, cabins, tent sites, etc. Everything is within walking distance, and the park is just across the parking lot.
The cottages are perfect for a small family. The cottages have a bunk bed with twin mattresses, a bunk bed with a twin/full mattress and a loft. You can sleep about 4-6 people in the cottage. It also includes a microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee pot, tv, bathroom with stand up shower, and air conditioning. It also comes with table outside and a fire ring.
The cottage rates vary from $129 to $200 depending on the time of year. You can also receive a discount for signing up for their Ray Club Program (which is free) or by becoming a season pass holder.
The cabins are perfect for a large family or possibly a few families. The cabin could sleep about 10 people comfortably. The cabins have a screened porch, a full kitchen, a bedroom downstairs with a queen size bed, and a loft with 4 beds. The cabins are air conditioned and have a full bathroom. There is a tv, couch, and stocked kitchen with pots, pans, plates, glasses, a microwave, large refrigerator, oven and stove. It also comes with a table/chairs on the porch and a picnic table and fire ring outside.
The cabin rates vary from $230 to $323 depending on the time of year. You can also receive a discount for signing up for their Ray Club Program (which is free) or by becoming a season pass holder.
The RV site has options for RV's, motorhomes, pop-ups, and fifth wheels. They have the hook ups for 50 amp or 30 amp, pull through or back in. The RV sites have full hook ups with sewage.
The RV site rates vary from $45 to $56 depending on the time of year. You can also receive a discount for signing up for their Ray Club Program (which is free) or by becoming a season pass holder.
The tent sites are perfect for the real deal. If you rent a tent site, you'll have shade, water, and electrical hook ups. The tent site also includes a picnic table and fire ring.
The tent site rates vary from $35 to $52 depending on the time of year. You can also receive a discount for signing up for their Ray Club Program (which is free) or by becoming a season pass holder.
Things to do at the Campground:
My favorite things about the campground is the low key, laid back atmosphere. We enjoyed the water park during the day, and we had relaxing mornings and evenings during our stay. It was nice to sit on the porch, watch the kids run around in the grass and just enjoy time together. If you want to keep an action packed schedule, then there are certainly plenty of things on site to keep you busy. Whether you keep your family busy like bees or calm and quite, you'll enjoy your stay.
There are two lakes on site, and one of them is perfect for fishing. I recommend that you bring your own fishing poles, tackle, hooks, etc. You can buy items in the camp store, but it's better to be prepared ahead of time. You can purchase live worms from the camp store. You can fish on the edge of the lake or enjoy their wooden bridge. We had success catching fish in both spots. You do not need a fishing permit, and they have a catch and release policy. The fish are small so you might want to consider that when setting up your fishing poles. My 3 year old and 5 year old caught fish, and they were so excited. I managed to catch a few of my own too, and fishing is not something that I do often. The fishing area is free of charge and a fun place to watch the sunset, catch fish and enjoy quality family time together.
Kayaking, Pedal Boating & Stand up paddleboarding
You can rent kayak and pedal boats during your visit. The kayak can be flipped over and used as a stand up paddleboard. You must rent them during the office's business hours. They will ask you to sign a waiver and pay your fees. They will give you the keys, life jackets, and paddles to enjoy your rides. The lake is right next to the fishing lake, and it is so relaxing. During hot days, I recommend that you enjoy these activities in the morning and evening.
There are two playgrounds at the campground. One is located near the lakes, volleyball court and corn hole games. The other is located near the cabins and cottages. During your visit, you'r children will enjoy playing outside early in the morning, throughout the day and as the sun sets.
We were so busy during our trip that we didn't make it to the trails. The trails are a great way to enjoy a nice walk, jog, or bike ride.
The campground is in a wooded area so you are likely to see animals during the stay. There are two feed stands so you'll probably see deer at some point. We saw deer several times. We also saw an armadillo.
Volleyball and Corn Hole
The area near the lakes is a great place for family fun. There is a volleyball court with sand, corn hole games and one of the playgrounds. During our visit, we saw many families out there relaxing, having fun, grilling, having a picnic, etc.
Fire Ring & S'mores
There is a fire ring available in each area which is perfect for building a warm fire or making s'mores. The camp office sells items for s'mores, but I recommend that you bring your own. Don't forget to bring something to roast your marshmallow. I have seen the tool at Target, but you could also use a wire hangar.
The zip lines are another fun activity to enjoy during your visit to Splashway. They have over 4,000 feet of cable. You can strap on your helmet, harness and gloves and glide through the area in the sky. There are 8 zips and two challenge bridges. A highly trained guided will ensure that you have a blast on the zip lines.
*The closest store is about 30 minutes away so you definitely want to go prepared with everything that you'll need during your stay.
*You can bring an umbrella to place in the middle of your picnic table or a pop up canopy for extra shade outside.
*There is a fire ring located at each rental site. The camp office sells fire wood and starter kids. I recommend that you bring your own.
*You can bring a grill from home or rent one from the campground. During our visit, we saw people bring charcoal grills and gas grills to enjoy during their stay.
*The beds and pillows have plastic mattress pads zipped over them. You are required to bring your own linens. We packed our own sheets, bedspreads, and pillows. Don't forget that you also need to bring your own towels. You'll need towels for bathing, towels for the water park, and kitchen towels.
Things to bring:
sponge for cleaning dishes
containers for food storage
ice for coolers
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