Lake Compounce Amusement & Water Park in Bristol, CT

185 Enterprise DriveBristol, CT 06010
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Visit Lake Compounce Amusement & Water Park for exhilarating rides, attractions, events, and shows. Opened in 1846, Lake Compounce is the country’s oldest and continuously operating amusement park! Enjoy all-day access to over 45 rides and attractions, like the thrilling Boulder Dash roller coaster and Crocodile Cove’s classic waterslide Storm Surge.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Bristol Travel Experts
  • A combination of classic amusement park rides and a water park make Lake Compounce a great destination for family fun.
  • Enjoy a variety of family-friendly shows and thrilling rides and attractions—from mild to intense.
  • Children ages 3 and under can enter for free!
  • Save a digital copy or screenshot of your ticket in advance for easy park access.
  • Souvenir shops and a variety of dining options are available throughout the park.
  • The park provides picnic areas, making it possible to bring your own food and have a picnic. One soft-sided cooler up to 12"x12x12" permitted per guest.
  • Only credit/debit cards and Apple/Google Pay accepted for park purchases. Convert your cash into prepaid cards at any cash-to-card kiosk located throughout the park.
  • The park hosts special events throughout the year, such as Halloween-themed Phantom Fall Fest, a festive Holiday Lights festival, and a summer fireworks show.
  • Home to the famous wooden roller coaster called the Wildcat returning for the 2024 season with a smoother ride while retaining its classic appeal.


from Lake Compounce
America's First Amusement Park! Located in Bristol, Connecticut, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States. The timeless New England destination began its tradition of fun more than 175 years ago, and today features more than 45 rides and attractions, including Crocodile Cove, Connecticut’s largest water park, and the six-story Venus Vortex water slide.

Lake Compounce hosts a variety of attractions that are perfect families, as well as seasonal Halloween and Christmas-time special events like Phantom Fall Fest and Holiday Lights. From classic and kiddie rides, to thrilling roller coasters like the Zoomerang looping coaster and world-famous Boulder Dash wooden roller coaster, thrill-seekers of all ages can get their adrenaline fix.

Go Wild on Wildcat
The iconic Wildcat roller coaster is back with an all-new track! The 97-year-old classic wooden coaster is being re-tracked with a vertically stacked track by Gravity Group, an industry leader in wooden coaster restorations. Get ready to experience the smoother ride of this classic 1927 coaster.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Compounce

Where is Lake Compounce?

This New England theme park and waterpark is located in Bristol and Southington, Connecticut at 185 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010.

When does Lake Compounce open for the season?

Lake Compounce amusement park operates seasonally from Spring through the end of December.

What are Lake Compounce hours? What time does Lake Compounce open / close?

Opening and closing times vary throughout the season. Please check the park's operating calendar in the ticket section above for operating hours during your travel date range. Please note that hours are subject to change without notice.

Can you bring food to Lake Compounce?

Yes, as long as all food and drinks fit within a soft-sided cooler size 12”x12”x12”. Please note that hard-sided coolers, alcoholic beverages, and glass containers are prohibited.

Does Lake Compounce take cash?

Unfortunately, no. The park has gone cashless and only accepts electronic payments such as debit/credit cards such as Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. A photo ID is required for all credit card payments. Cash-to-card Kiosks are also available throughout the park to convert cash into a prepaid card. All money left unused on the card can be used anywhere else that cards are accepted.

How much is parking at Lake Compounce?

Parking is available for a nominal fee of $30 + tax for single-day parking and $40 + tax for preferred parking. Subject to change and availability.

What is the chaperone policy?

Guests ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at least age 21 with a valid ID to enter the park after 4:00 PM. Guests ages 13 and under cannot be left unattended in the park at any time. The park does not assume any responsibility or liability for unattended minors.

What is the bag policy?

Each guest is only permitted 1 bag with a maximum size of 15” x 15” x 15”. Bags for childcare supplies and medical bags exceeding the size limit will be permitted into the park.