Geyser Falls: The #1 Mississippi Waterpark Family Attraction
Right outside of Philadelphia, Mississippi is the town of Choctaw. Here lies a Mississippi hidden gem, Geyser Falls. Voted Southeast Mississippi’s #1 Family Attraction, Geyser Falls is an upscale water park that is fun for everyone. Whether you like water slides, riding waves in the wave pool, or relaxing on the beach, Geyser Falls has it all.
My husband, Blake, and I had a chance to visit Geyser Falls and had a blast! Geyser Falls more than exceeded my expectations of a water park.
Geyser Falls Attractions
When guests walk into Geyser Falls, the first attraction that they will see is Geyser Flats. I thought this was an awesome addition since the name is “Geyser”. Backsplash is a backwards slide that you must take a ride on while you are there, because it is both a waterside and rollercoaster. After you experience the rollercoaster part, you will enter the dunk tank backwards, thus the name Backsplash.
Geyser Falls has a huge lazy river, the Round About River, measuring 1200 feet. Kids will enjoy Lil Squirts Hollow, an interactive play area for those less than 48 inches tall. The wave pool, Thunder Lake, was full the entire time that we were there. Geyser Falls requires children to wear life jackets in the wave pool and they do not let them into the deep section. This was the first time that I had seen that done and I thought that it was very smart.
There are three sets of slides in the middle of Geyser Falls. Pipes Peak consists of four slides that take you down four and a half stories. The walk up to the slides sucks, but it is worth it. Each slide is a different experience. You go down Pipes Peak in a two-person tube so you can ride it with a buddy, which makes it even more fun.
Three six story high slides make up Mount Everwet. I was afraid to go down these, but there were a lot of people doing so. I was too afraid to go down these, but a lot of other people were. The Whitewater Express slides are intended for racing. Slide down on a raft and try to beat those going down at the same time as you. It looked like families were enjoying this one the most because they could compete against each other.
Clearwater Key was my favorite part of Geyser Falls. This eight-acre area of white sand beaches is not just Instagram worthy, but makes for a very fun afternoon. There are poolside cabanas available for rent, complete with oversized chairs and a TV.
Geyser Falls describes Clearwater Keys as the Caribbean without the airfare, and I think that is pretty spot on. Blake and I felt like we were on vacation the whole time we were there. The pool even has an inclined entry so it is like walking into the ocean; that was very cleverly thought out.
There are three dining choices at Geyser Falls. The Beach Club was where Blake and I ate lunch. We enjoyed every aspect of it.
Guests are transported into a tropical environment complete with a tiki bar, pool, volleyball area, and lounge chairs for lying out in the sun. Alcohol is sold here and the beverage menu is very beachy in theme. You certainly do not feel like you are in Mississippi! We sat outside and were pleasantly surprised to find that each table came with an umbrella, much appreciated in the 90 degree heat.
Afo’s Canyon Creek Cafe is under the big tents in Geyser Falls. You cannot miss it! Their menu looks very enticing and there is more than enough seating provided for guests. My Tie Cafe is located in Clearwater Key and looks like a large tiki hut. They offer everything from Philly sandwiches to smoothies. It, too, provides guests with shade while they eat.
Sunday-Friday admission is $36.99 per person plus tax. Saturdays the price is $44.99 plus tax. Children who are less than 48″ tall qualify for Junior admission (Sunday-Friday $26.99 plus tax and Saturday $34.99 plus tax). Those under the age of three get into Geyser Falls free of charge.
If you plan on visiting Geyser Falls multiple times during the summer, I recommend purchasing a season pass. For ages 12 and up the price is $101.64 and $85.59 for children ages 4 to 11. If it is your first visit to Geyser Falls and you fall in love with it, you have until 5 PM on the day of your ticket to decide to buy a season pass. You will pay the remaining balance between the season pass total and the price of your ticket. I love that they offers this!
Geyser Falls offers several discounts. Bring in a Pepsi can to save $5 off of your ticket price. This is valid Sunday-Friday for up to six people. A military discount available every day. Show your valid Military ID at the park gates and you can purchase a ticket for yourself and up to three addition people for $27.81.
A third promotion Geyser Falls offers is a Grade “A” Discount. Bring in a report card showing that you made an A and the report card holder will receive a ticket for $20.99 plus tax, Monday-Friday. Definitely take advantage of these savings!
Cabanas are available for rent throughout the park, perfect for those visiting with a large family. They come with shaded chairs. Cabanas are a nice “home base” spot for meeting up during the day. Life jackets are available to those who need them, at no charge, across the park by all of the pools. Guests can buy souvenirs and any items that they may have forgotten at Lost Isle Mercantile.
Geyser Falls has rentable lockers should you need one. Small lockers are $13 and large lockers cost $17; but when you return your key and bring back your receipt at the end of the day, you get $10 back, which was used as a deposit.
Such A Fun Day!
Blake and I very much enjoyed our visit to Geyser Falls. We will, without a doubt, return to this water park and bring some friends along to enjoy a “mini vacation” at Clearwater Key.
If you have not visited Geyser Falls, you are definitely missing out!
209 Black Jack Road
Choctaw, MS 39350
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.
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