Waterpark Rules

The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission has Agency Rules and Regulations (PDF) that establish uniform procedures for the administration of activities within all parks and facilities. In addition to the established agency rules, the rules set forth below also govern Splash Island, Splash Zone, and Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark.  

Charleston County Parks are family-friendly facilities, and we expect all guests to behave accordingly. By participating in or utilizing park programs and facilities the user agrees to abide by all payment schedules, park and program rules and guidelines, and agrees all others participating will also abide by such rules. Usage is subject to compliance with all laws and facility rules and the user consents to reasonable examinations and searches to ensure compliance. Failure to comply with the law or facility rules may result in refusal of admission or expulsion.

Uneven surfaces, potentially hazardous wildlife, and weather extremes are part of the natural environment. Be prepared and stay aware.

  1. Stay near your children and watch them carefully.
  2. Children 12 and under must be under the supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older.
  3. Outside food or beverages including alcohol are prohibited.
  4. Smoking, vaping or tobacco use is prohibited at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission owned and operated facilities, programs and events (to be implemented during the winter of 2024).
  5. The following are the only personal flotation devices permitted and must be used with adult supervision:  child’s innertube with built-in seat, lifejackets, "swimmies," “puddle jumper” style swim aids, and bathing suits with built-in flotation.
  6. Children 2 years & under must wear swim diapers. Swim diapers are available for purchase.
  7. Appropriate swimwear is required in order to participate in the aquatic attractions. Swimwear with hard plastic or metal embellishments is damaging to slides and not allowed.  All clothing is subject to management review and discretion.
  8. Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted.   For their safety, pets may not be left in vehicles.
  9. Profanity and disruptive behavior, including line-jumping, running, dunking, pushing, diving, etc. are prohibited.
  10. Glass items, knives/sharp items, grills, boogie boards, or radios are not allowed.
  11. Wannamaker, James Island, and Palmetto Islands County Parks’ rules also apply to all guests.


Additional Information

  1. To exit and re-enter the waterpark on the same day, you must get your hand stamped at the front admission gate.
  2. One chaperone is suggested for every eight children.
  3. Certain attractions have height restrictions as required by manufacturer guidelines.
  4. Life jackets are available in various sizes but are a shared resource. If your child needs a life jacket, please consider bringing your own.
  5. Inner tubes, mats, and kickboards are available for use at designated attractions only.  Full-day locker rentals are available.
  6. Food, drink and souvenir items available for purchase.


Severe Weather Policy

In the event the waterpark closes due to severe weather, all patrons will be instructed to exit the waterpark and seek shelter in their vehicles.   Patrons will be allowed a one-time redemption to re-enter the waterpark on a future date with a dated receipt. This offer is valid for the current season only. No refunds will be given.

Local law enforcement and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have jurisdiction at this facility.

Please lock your vehicle and remove valuables from view. CCPRC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property. 

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.