Water Country in Portsmouth, NH

2300 Lafayette RoadPortsmouth, NH 03801
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Escape to Water Country in Portsmouth, New Hampshire—New England's largest water park with 26 acres packed with 18 family-friendly attractions! Ride the waves in the Giant Wave Pool, explore the Tahiti Tree House and slides like Patriot and Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror. Your little ones can even enjoy pint-sized fun at Pirate’s Cove!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Portsmouth Travel Experts
  • Beat the summer heat at New England's largest water park, featuring over 26 acres of rides, slides, and kids’ attractions.
  • Remember to bring essentials like sunscreen, towels, swimsuits, and flip flops or water shoes as the pavement can get pretty hot in the summer.
  • A variety of dining options are available at Water Country, from pizza and sandwiches to fried dough and other sweet treats.
  • One lunch bag or cooler (16” x 16” or smaller) is permitted inside the park and will be inspected upon your arrival. No glass or alcohol permitted. There are also picnic tables in the parking lot.
  • Some attractions have height restrictions for safety reasons. Check the signage at the entrance of each ride.
  • Water Country NH is now cashless, only major credit/debit cards are accepted. Cash-to-card kiosks are located at the Main Entrance, Seacoast Surf Supply Gift Shop, and Group Entrance Locker Pavilion.
  • You can leave and re-enter the park as needed, simply have your hand stamped at the admission gate before leaving.


from Water Country NH
When the summer heat is on and the sun is blazing, the race is on to Water Country in Portsmouth – New England’s largest water park! With 18 family-friendly water attractions, this New Hampshire water park offers plenty of fun for everyone.

From classics like the Giant Wave Pool to endless splashes at Tahiti Tree House, Water Country brings families closer together this summer. For over 40 years, it has been the go-to destination for cooling off and making a splash in New England.

Explore over 26 acres of fun and adventurous water slides. Drop from the top of Patriot. Give it a swirl on Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror or Dragon’s Den. Chill out in the Adventure River or Wave Pool, or amp up your fun with the lights and sounds of Hyperlight. And don’t forget to Live Free and Slide on Racing Rapids and The Plunge.

Summer thrills shine even brighter on Hyperlight this season as this dual-action slide experience at Water Country features all-new light and sound experiences. On one side loop round and round with vibrant colors and dynamic sound. On the other side cruise through a multicolor star field. Amp up the fun with the full-sensory surprise of Hyperlight.

Hang ten or catch a wave at The Giant Wave Pool. Go with the flow of everyone’s favorite, the Adventure River. No matter which side of the park you find yourself on, a wave – or a relaxing float – is always within reach.

Even the little ones are in for a big day with attractions tailored just for them. They can delight in pint-sized slides offering just the right amount of excitement and splash around at Tahiti Treehouse. Plus, don't miss out on Pirate’s Cove for the little adventurers.

So, what are you waiting for? Come to Water Country NH for the ultimate summer fun!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Water Country NH

Is Water Country NH suitable for children?

Yes, Water Country is fun for all ages. There are even four entire attractions dedicated to children, including Tahiti Treehouse, Big Ollie, Bubble Bay and Pirate's Lagoon. There are also additional attractions without height requirements, such as lazy rivers and pools, promising safe and fun family fun for all.

Does Water Country NH have a dress code?

Guests are required to wear swimwear appropriate for a family environment without rivets, buckles, belts, or metal ornaments. Additionally, thong swimsuits, long pants and cut-off shorts are not permitted. No oversized or baggy clothing that cannot remain at or above the waistline without a belt or other support. Displayed tattoos must be in good taste and not offensive to our family environment.

Are there any items not permitted in the park?

Items such as weapons, knives or sharp objects, glass containers, alcohol, and grills are not allowed.

Where is Water Country located?

Water Country is located off Interstate 95 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Take Exit 5 and head towards the Portsmouth Traffic Circle. The GPS address is 2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

What are some of the attractions of Water Country?

Water Country features 18 family-friendly attractions including the Patriot, Hyperlight, Tahiti Treehouse, and New England's largest Wave Pool.

How much is parking at Water Country in Portsmouth?

All-day General Parking in Water Country's unpaved lot is $20. Preferred Parking in a paved lot closer to the gate entrance is $25. Accessible parking in designated spots of the Preferred Parking lot is $10 per designated vehicle with a state-issued parking placard or license plate. Pricing is subject to change.

When is the best time to visit Water Country with a toddler?

June is one of the best times to visit as it’s usually less crowded. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays tend to be slower throughout the season, especially during the busier months of July and August. Please note that crowd levels may change depending on the weather no matter the month; and the sunnier the day, the bigger the crowds tend to be.

What is the weather policy at Water Country?

Water Country strives to provide the best guest experience possible, so they will do their best to reopen attractions as soon as severe weather has passed. If all attractions have been closed for at least 60 minutes, they will offer a rain check at Guest Relations to guests who present their same-day ticket. Rain checks will not be provided if the disturbance of operations occurs within the final hour before the park's regular closing time.

Are locker rentals available?

Yes, lockers are available to rent inside the park to store your belongings.

Does the park allow smoking or alcoholic beverages?

No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the park, and the park is smoke-free at all times.

Can I use cash for food an souvenirs?

No, Water Country is completely cashless. They accept all major debit and credit cards, and mobile payments like Apple Pay and Google Pay. If you only have cash, no worries. There are three cash-to-card kiosks throughout the park. They are located at the Main Entrance Admissions Booths, Seacoast Surf Supply Gift Shop, and Group Entrance Locker Pavilion.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

You may bring one lunch bag or cooler no bigger than 16" by 16" inside the park. No glass, sharp items, alcohol, or BBQ equipment are permitted. Please keep in mind that all bags and coolers will be searched upon entry. The park asks that you leave larger items in your vehicle. However, you are always welcome to go to and from your car as needed and picnic tables are conveniently located in the parking lot.

Can I leave and re-enter the park?

Yes, you can leave and re-enter the park throughout the day. Be sure to have your hand stamped at the admission gate before leaving.