During the hot Texas summer, you need a place to cool off. In the Lewisville area there are several places where you can go swimming, float, or just take a quick dip. Whether you like to stay outside and swim in a lake, hit the pool, or try one of the swimming holes, you can find a place to cool down.
Lake Lewisville is one of the larger lakes in the northern part of Texas. With over 233 miles of shoreline, there are many beaches and parks where you can access the water. Little Elm Park Beach is one of the best beaches on the lake. It sits back in a little cove, and it has excellent sand. There is a snack bar along with a grill if you get hungry, and parking is right near the beach so you don’t have to carry all your gear very far. Hidden Cove Park Beach and East Hill Park Beach are also good choices for places to get in the water and cool off.
Hydrous Wake Park
If you want more than just a beach to cool off, then check out Hydrous Wake Park. The Aqua Park at Hydrous at the Little Elm location sits on a private lake and features a floating water park. There are all sorts of features, such as waterslides, balance beams, climbing walls, and walk-on-water panels. All the sections are connected so you can access them all during your time. This is one of the few Aqua Parks in Texas and is fun for the whole family.
Stewart Creek Park
Head to Stewart Creek Park on Lewisville Lake for a swim, to launch your boat, or just sit on the beach. There is a dock that extends well into the lake that you can walk out by the water, and there are several other activities at the park such as volleyball, camping, and hiking. The park opens at 8 a.m., and there is a $10 fee per vehicle to get in.
Paradise Springs Waterpark
In nearby Grapevine, TX, Paradise Springs Water Park provides a fun place to cool off. This is a smaller water park and perfect for families looking for a relaxing day without all the crowds of a larger park. It is part of the Marriott’s Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center and features a 10-acre resort pool, a lazy river, and a brand-new Texas-themed play structure with interactive water features, waterslides, and a toddler pool.
Altitude H20 is a floating water park and obstacle course. This attraction has all kinds of activities from monkey bars to a half-pipe and a dome that you can bounce and jump from. There is a trampoline, balance beams, and several slides. All participants wear life jackets the entire time they are on the course, and you must know how to swim.
These are some of the best places to cool off in and near the Lewisville area. Check out the beaches, or try one of the new aqua parks for a new summer adventure.
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