How many indoor waterpark options are there in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

When the lake freezes and frosty Midwest temperatures hit, there’s a tropical getaway waiting close by. The indoor waterpark resorts in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands boast 80 degree temperatures to warm up even the chilliest of winters.

CurrentlCastaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio.y, there are five indoor waterparks in the area: Castaway Bay, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resort, Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark, and Rain.

Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort features liquid fun for the whole family in a tropical island setting. Adventures include a wave pool, water coaster, slides, kiddie water play areas, and children’s activities, including a visit from Snoopy and his PEANUTS friends. The resort also has a state-of-the-art arcade, restaurants, and retail shops. Overnight guests Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, Ohioalso enjoy early entry and ticket discounts for Cedar Point, in-season.

Great Wolf Lodge is an all-suites, indoor waterpark resort designed with family fun in mind. With rides and slides for kids of all ages, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Great Wolf Lodge also features a spacious outdoor pool, arcade, MagiQuest live-action adventure, preforming Great Clock Tower, and Scooops Kid Spa.

Experience the time of your life with everything under one roof at Kalahari Resort. Indoor body boarding 365 days a year in 86 degree temperatures, or take on the Zip Coaster uphill water roller coaster inKalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark. Pamper yourself at Spa Kalahari or dine at one of 11 dining and bar choices including The Reserve, Ivory Coast Lounge, Pizza Pub at Café Mirage, Great Karoo Marketplace Restaurant, and in the summer months, ZanziBar. For shopping and fun, there’s Zakanaka Kids; Madagascar Indoor Glow Golf; and Safari Outdoor Adventure Park with zip line; rope course; climbing wall; and an animal park. Catch some rays at the outdoor pools from Memorial Day-Labor DMaui Sands Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.ay (weather permitting). Once you cross over the bridge, you’ll feel “A World Away ®.”

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark offers a variety of activities for family fun; including body and tube slides, bucket dump, lazy river, activity area, family whirlpool spa, and kiddie pool.

Rain indoor waterpark offers a smaller setting with thrill slides and water play – featuring a 50-foot tower with two giant slides (275 and 251 feet long), a play structure with additiRain Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio.onal water activities and an outdoor pool. As the name indicates, waterpark guests are frequently showered with rain. The complex also includes a 32-lane state-of-the-art bowling center, arcade, great eats, and off-track betting in the exciting atmosphere of horse racing. In all, Rain features more than 3,500 sq. ft. of affordable family fun, all under one roof.

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Where Can I Enjoy Winter Fun in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

It looks like Old Man Winter has finally woken up! We aren’t sure how long he’ll stick around so take advantage of the weather while you can. Get out and enjoy this winter wonderland!

Cross Country Skiing

Coupling MetroPark
11618 SR 13, Milan
419.625.7783

DuPont Marsh State Nature Preserve
1805 River Rd., Huron
419.625.7783

East Harbor State Park
1169 N. Buck Rd. (off SR 169), Marblehead
419.734.4424 ext. 2

East Sandusky Bay MetroPark
419.625.7783

Edison Woods MetroPark
10186 Ceylon Rd. (SR 61), Berlin Heights
419.625.7783

Kelleys Island State Park
920 Division St., Kelleys Island
419.746.2546 or 419.734.4424

Osborn MetroPark
3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
419.625.7783

Pelton Park
800 Pelton Park Dr. (off Hull Rd.), Sandusky
419.625.7783

Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
419.433.3800

Ice Fishing

Ice formation on Lake Erie encourages hardy anglers to experience the unique winter fishing opportunities in the area however, warmer temperatures have put a damper on this year’s ice fishing so far. Please call Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center – West at 800.441.1271 for an up-to-date fishing report.

Ice Skating

East Harbor State Park
1169 N. Buck Rd. (off SR 169), Marblehead
419.734.4424

Jaycee Park
1539 Milan Rd., Sandusky
419.627.5886 or 419.627.5884    ci.sandusky.oh.us

Lions Park
421 LaSalle St., Sandusky
419.627.5886 or 419.627.5884

Waterworks Park
Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
419.734.5522

Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
419.433.3800

Sledding

Coupling MetroPark
11618 SR 13, Huron
419.625.7783

Edison Woods MetroPark
10186 Ceylon Rd. (SR 61), Berlin Heights
419.625.7783

Heigel Park
N.W. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
419.734.5522

Mills Creek Golf Course Sledding
1933 Mills St., Sandusky
419.627.5803 or 419.627.5884

Taft Hill
S. Taft St., Port Clinton
419.734.5522

Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
419.433.3800

Please feel free to comment with your favorite winter hot spots or share your winter experience with us!