Water Fun & Activities in Waco


Summer is here with 100-degree temperatures upon us, which means popsicles, and water activities are a must! Fortunately, Waco has plenty of access to popsicles, but more importantly, various fun water activities to cool you and your kids down!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Canoeing, and Kayaking

If you are looking for water activities for the whole family, you can try Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Canoeing or Kayaking! The Brazos River is the prime location for these activities in Waco. The river runs through Waco and can be best accessed from Cameron Park East.

Stand Up Paddle Boards, Canoes and Kayaks can be rented from (click on each of the following for details):

Water Parks and Sports

Hawaiian Falls is a family friendly water park enjoyable for kids (and adults) of all ages. It is full of rides, a wave pool the size of a football field, racing slides, various other slides, and a lazy river. Click here for location, pricing, and hours. The park officially opens May 27th!

Located at 5347 Old Mexia Road, BSR Cable Park is for ages 5 and up with wakeboarding, a lazy river, and water slides. The park allows participants to wakeboard or kneeboard without a boat from a state of the art cable system. BSR offers cabins for overnight stay so you and your family can make a weekend out of your trip! Click here for further details about the park.

For the older kids (aka adults), Waco Lake Rentals offers rentals for jet skis. Click here for more information


If you and your kids love to be adventurous, then you will love all the fishing holes! You can wade while fishing.

  • Bosque River

The Bosque runs through Waco merging with several other rivers and flows into the Brazos River and is dammed by Lake Waco. You can access the Bosque River at Cameron Park.

  • Brazos Park East

Located at MLK and Herring Avenue, Brazos Park East has water access via boat ramps for the more avid fishermen.

  • Brazos River

The Brazos River runs through Waco and can be seen via the various bridges downtown. Catfish are a popular fish in this river.

  • Lake Waco

Lake Waco is the largest lake in the United States located within a single city’s boundaries. Access to the lake is located at 3801 Zoo Park Drive.