Utah is a wonderful place. It’s home to the “Mighty 5” series of national parks that are sure to leave you in awe of nature’s beauty. On top of that, the state boasts the Great Salt Lake. Another thing that’s great about this place? Fantastic Utah amusement parks!
That’s right, there are quite a few great amusement parks in Utah, and every single one is worth a visit. Not sure how to begin planning your Utah amusement park adventure? This article will help you figure out where to go and what to do once you get there.
Utah Amusement Parks
Let’s start by taking a peek at the Utah amusement park options. There are a number of Utah amusement parks, but the list below contains only the best of them, so you can pick freely from the parks listed here and know you’ve chosen something great!
- Lagoon Amusement Park
- Cache Valley Fun Park
- Cowabunga Bay Water Park
- Cherry Hill Water Park
- Splash Summit Waterpark
- Evermore Park
Obviously, you will want to know more than just the names of the parks you plan to visit. For this reason, we highly recommend reading on through all of the sections below, which will discuss where to stay, how much to budget, and what to do in each park.
Lagoon Amusement Park
We’ll start with Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington. This park is just outside of Salt Lake City, making it a good pick if you plan on visiting the city during your time in Utah. It is chock-full of all kinds of activities for people of all ages and interests, meaning the whole family will enjoy their time in the park.
Rides at this amusement park include everything from kiddie rides to thrill rides. Adrenaline junkies will love the Cannibal and Colossus roller coasters. Meanwhile, young children will appreciate the helicopters and teacups. Looking for something the whole family can do together? Hop on the carousel, the Ferris wheel, or the log flume.
If you plan to visit during the hottest part of the year, you’ll likely want some way to cool off. This is where the park’s Lagoon A Beach comes into play. This area features a lazy river, slides, and more!
RV Camping Near Lagoon Amusement Park
One of the best things about visiting Lagoon Amusement Park is the fact that they have RV camping right there on their property. That’s right, you can sleep right by the action and never miss a moment of fun when visiting this awesome amusement park!
Lagoon RV Park and Campground — The Lagoon RV Park and Campground features grassy 30-amp water-and-electric sites, as well as more expensive 30/50-amp sites with cement pads, water, and electric. Guests of the RV park receive a discount on amusement park tickets and there are campground discounts available for those who stay a full week or more.
Planning Your Trip to Lagoon Amusement Park
Next year’s ticket prices for Lagoon Amusement Park have yet to be announced. That said, we can guess the prices will be around $90–$100 based on prices the past few years. If you plan to visit often, you will definitely be better off paying for a season pass.
There is a fee for parking at this park, but there is also a drop-off and pick-up area for those who wish to avoid the parking fee. Outside food and drink are allowed in the park, but there are also plenty of in-park eateries.
Cache Valley Fun Park
Located in Logan, Cache Valley Fun Park is another great place to find amusement park fun in Utah. This is an indoor fun center, making it a great place to go when the weather is less than ideal. Best of all, there is truly something for everyone in this large amusement center, so nobody will feel left out during your visit.
One of our favorite things to do at Cache Valley Fun Park is bowling. Many older kids enjoy the roller skating rink and arcades. Meanwhile, the younger set appreciate climbing and playing on Utah’s largest indoor soft play jungle gym.
Want something a bit more adventurous? You’re sure to love the axe-throwing option, and the indoor laser tag is great for those looking to have fun with friends. If the weather does happen to be nice during your visit, be sure to check out the 1.5-acre outdoor tactical laser tag arena too!
RV Camping Near Cache Valley Fun Park
Our favorite lodging option when exploring Utah? An RV, of course! Fortunately, when you’re visiting Logan, there are a few great campgrounds to choose from, meaning you shouldn’t have any trouble at all finding a place to park while you go play.
Hyrum Lake State Park — One of our favorite places to stay when visiting Logan is Hyrum Lake State Park. This is a fantastic park with plenty of greenery and a beautiful lake. The sites have water and electricity, and a dump station and clean bathhouses are available to guests. If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle, this is the place for you!
Planning Your Trip to Cache Valley Fun Park
The amount you spend on a visit to Cache Valley Fun Park is totally dependent on what you decide to do while you’re there. Bowling costs between $2.20 and $4.85 per game (plus shoe rental), skating is $4.60 per session (plus skate rental), a playground pass is $4.75, and a 30-minute axe-throwing session will set you back $8.50.
There is a cafe onsite. Here you can get pizza, fries, chicken nuggets, and sweet treats. This is great because it means you can play all day without any worry about what to eat!
Cowabunga Bay Water Park
Next on the list, a waterpark. Cowabunga Bay Water Park is located in Draper and is the perfect spot to spend a hot summer day. The colorful park has everything you’d expect from a waterpark and more, and we’re certain your family will have an amazing time during their visit.
Hoping for some thrills during your day at the waterpark? You’re in luck because Cowabunga Bay is home to a number of incredible water slides. These include “Mondo,” which is an 800-foot-long enclosed slide, and “Bombora,” which features a figure-8 and a 45-degree drop.
Those looking for something a bit more chill to do in the park will be pleased to find Cowabunga Beach, where they can sit and relax while their kids play in the zero-depth entry pool. Cowabunga River is lovely too, as it allows you to bob along and let all your cares float away.
Lastly, we must mention Cowabunga Kids Cove, where little ones can enjoy plenty of pint-sized interactive water fun!
RV Camping Near Cowabunga Bay Water Park
It’s lovely to be able to return to your own place and relax after a long day at a waterpark. This allows you to spread out completely and ensures you have plenty of space to dry your wet suits. The best way to get this when visiting Cowabunga Bay Water Park? An RV, of course!
Granite Flat Campground — We absolutely love to visit Forest Service campgrounds and get away from it all, and that’s exactly what Granite Flat Campground allows you to do. This campground is tucked away in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and although the sites don’t have any hookups, it is amazingly beautiful, totally affordable, and a great escape.
Planning Your Trip to Cowabunga Bay Water Park
Wondering about cost? Tickets to Cowabunga Bay are $22.99 for those 48 inches and taller. Those under this height cutoff—as well as seniors—receive a discount. Discounted tickets are sometimes available online and season passes will save you a ton of money if you plan to visit on multiple occasions.
You should know that Cowabunga Bay offers a morning session and an afternoon session each day. Your ticket will only allow you to stay for one of these sessions.
No outside food is allowed in the park, but food is available for purchase. There is no parking fee, and rental lockers are available.
Cherry Hill Water Park
Want water park fun, camping memories, and lots of other family entertainment tied up into one neat package? If so, Cherry Hill Water Park inside the Cherry Hill Camping Resort is the place for you! This resort is located in Kaysville, Utah and is absolutely worth a visit.
The waterpark itself features such fun attractions as dragon-themed slides, a lazy river, and a river adventure float ride. There is also a fantastic pirate-themed play area as well as a few smaller slides for younger swimmers.
Want even more fun options during your time at Cherry Hill Camping Resort? You’re in luck because there are tons of other options in the resort. From mini golf and a jungle maze to a foam ball shooting game and rock climbing, there is truly something for everyone in this park.
RV Camping Near Cherry Hill Water Park
Obviously, you will want to bring an RV along on your Cherry Hill Camping Resort vacation. After all, why wouldn’t you want to park your home-on-wheels in the middle of all the fun? Here’s what you need to know about this camping option.
Cherry Hill Camping Resort — The campground has 140 full-hookup campsites. It can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet in length, and camping is available all year long. Restrooms with showers are available, and of course the easy access to the many activities in the resort is an excellent perk!
Planning Your Trip to Cherry Hill Water Park
Tickets to the waterpark start at just $32 per person during the week and $37 on the weekends. “King of the Hill” passes are also available, and they give the ticket holder access to the waterpark as well as most of the other activities in the resort. Considering this pass is only a few dollars more than the standard water park pass, it is definitely a good deal!
Outside food and drinks are allowed in the waterpark. Of course, it is also easy to leave the park and grab a bite from your RV. Parking for day visitors is free.
Splash Summit Waterpark
Utah’s premier waterpark, Splash Summit is the place to be if you find yourself in Provo during the summer season. This park is bigger than many other waterparks out there, and the place is filled to the brim with awesome things to do. No matter who you bring along, they’re sure to find something awesome to do in this place.
The pools are the place to be if you’re looking to take a dip while in the park. Rocky Mountain Beach is an awesome zero-entry pool that is home to some serious waves. Meanwhile, Canyon River uses a strong current to pull you past waterfalls and underneath bridges. Lastly, you must visit Cascade Falls, a lovely waterfall surrounded by water-based activities.
Hoping for some thrills? Don’t worry, there are plenty of those as well. The Boomerang is an awesome halfpipe slide that sends you sliding back and forth. Shotgun Falls features incredible slopes. The Avalanche is a mat racer that is perfect for a group of friends.
Lastly, we must mention Adventure Bay, a shallow water play area with a tiny slide and plenty of water sprayers to delight the littlest swimmers in your group.
RV Camping Near Splash Summit Waterpark
You will of course want to bring an RV along for the ride to Splash Summit Waterpark. Obviously, you’ll also need a place to park the RV. While you can park the rig at the waterpark, you cannot sleep in the waterpark parking lot. This is where the campground below comes into play.
Lakeside RV and Campground — A lovely green RV park, Lakeside RV and Campground is close to attractions but still very peaceful. It features level gravel sites with full hookups and cable TV, as well as clean bathhouses and a pool. The campground has won Good Sam awards, so when you book this place, you can rest assured you’ve chosen a great place to stay.
Planning Your Trip to Splash Summit Waterpark
Daily admission to Splash Summit Waterpark is $24.99 for guests 48 inches and taller, and $17.99 for those under that height limit. Seniors also get in for just $17.99. Season passes are available for those who hope to visit often.
Parking is $10 for cars and $20 for RVs. Rental tubes are available for just $6. Food and drinks are available for purchase in the park, but outside food is not allowed.
The most unique amusement park in Utah—and easily one of the most unique theme parks in the country—Evermore Park is a must-visit while in the state. This fantasy adventure park is located just outside of Salt Lake City in Pleasant Grove, and is a wonderful place to let your imagination run free.
Evermore doesn’t really have any traditional amusement park rides. The closest thing is the train that runs around the perimeter of the park, giving guests a guided tour of the fantasy land. Instead, the park is focused more on creating a magical world where guests can be a part of a fairytale-like story.
The park features lots of wandering fantasy characters who are happy to interact with guests. There are several quests that visitors can choose to go on, as well as opportunities to try battling with swords or archery, enter giant games of tug of war, witness some exciting entertainment, and even encounter animals to pet and play with.
A visit to Evermore is a truly magical and one-of-a-kind experience that pulls you into the story and leaves you with memories that’ll last for years to come.
RV Camping Near Evermore Park
Bringing the RV along on your trip to Evermore Park is a no-brainer. It gives you somewhere safe and comfortable to stay so you can focus on creating your dream character and really immerse yourself in the magic.
Utah Lake State Park — Wondering where to park the rig while you play? We recommend Utah Lake State Park. This is a lovely state park with campsites right by the lake. Sites have water and electric hookups and there is a dump station in the park. There are also restrooms with flush toilets. The best thing about this park? It’s in an excellent location for exploring Salt Lake City, Provo, and Evermore Park.
Planning Your Trip to Evermore Park
Tickets to Evermore Park start at just $19 for adults. That said, the park often plays host to special events with additional activities. These tickets do cost a bit more, but they are worth the extra expense.
Many people choose to dress up in fantasy garb when visiting Evermore park. There are plenty of food and drink options in the park, and we highly recommend budgeting to eat a meal or a snack while there.
There you have it! Six fantastic amusement parks in Utah. Looking for even more theme park fun while in the state? You might try searching “amusement parks near me” once you’ve settled into your campsite. You never know what kinds of gems you might stumble across!
Of course, there’s more to Utah than just amusement parks. For this reason, we highly recommend you check out the articles linked below. These will give you an idea of the very best things to do in Utah so you can ensure you have the time of your life visiting this amazing state!