Castaway Bay Visiting a water park in Ohio, during the winter months makes for a wonderful tropical vacation in the middle of winter, making it fun and relaxing for the entire family.... 
At these five parks near Lake Erie, it is summer all year round. Sandusky has to be the water park Mecca as it is home to the largest indoor water park in the nation.
Visitors have a choice of a variety of indoor water parks with slides, pools, lazy rivers, hotel rooms, restaurants and family fun activities. 

The parks are tropically warm and bright, making it always sunny in Sandusky--even on  a cloudy, snowy day. 

Each of the parks has its own specialties and hotel water packages. Many have restaurants so there is no need to leave the fun to find breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some offer microwaves and refrigerators in your room. More than of these tropical, warm paradises will fit your family's weekend get a way adventure. No matter what the weather holds for you outside, you can play inside in the water at the arcade, visit the shops, lounge in your comfortable room and much more.Kalahari Resort
Kalahari Resort
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky
877.525.2427
www.kalahariresorts.com/ohio

Kalahari is the country's largest indoor water park. It offers exciting rides, an all-inclusive resort that is a good fit for all ages. The theme is African desert, making for a warm atmosphere. There is an area to catch some rays under a transparent roof, while you are enjoying the 12,000 square foot wave pool. Imagine surfing inside. With so many other slides and amusement opportunities everyone in the family can find something to meet their fun needs––even zip lining.
Great Wolfe Lodge
 
Great Wolf Lodge
4600 Milan Road, US 250
Sandusky
800-641-9653
www.greatwolf.com/sandusky
This is a year round 84 degree northwoods themed water park. Great Wolf Lodge is  geared toward families with younger children and offers 33,000 square feet of water fun and activities. Families will also find plenty of non-water park activities such as the Magi-Quest interactive game and evening story time in the lobby––a great way to end a day of exciting activity.
Castaway Bay
2001 Cleveland Road
Sandusky
419-627-2500
www.castawaybay.com
This park had a Caribbean theme and is a part of Cedar Point. It is also geared toward young children with Peanuts characters and plenty of activities. However, Castaway Bay does have a few more thrilling rides for the older kids. The park is known for its great programming for the kids.
Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark
5513 Milan Rd Sandusky
888-835-4581
www.mauisandsresort.com
Many of the rooms at Maui Sands overlook the water park so you can watch or work at your window and still keep an eye on kids. The park has a slide that empties right into the lazy river. There is an adult only roof top hot tub and the hotel and park are Hawaiian themed.There is no on-site restaurant other than a snack bar in park, but hot breakfast is included.
Rain Water Park
1935 Cleveland Road
Sandusky
419-626-6761
www.rainwaterpark.com

The smallest water park in the Sandusky area is Rain Water Park. The hotel makes up for the smaller sized water area as it offers other on site activities such as an arcade, bowling alley and laser tag. It is good for all ages. It even has virtual golf for mom and dad.
When Lake Erie is frozen, it is freezing cold outside, the kids are bugging you because they have been confined in the house, take a tropical getaway. Where else can you have summer fun in the middle of a snowstorm?
For more information on the water parks or other fun things to do in the Sandusky area visit http://www.shoresandislands.com/ or call  419.625.2984. 
Photos provided by Lake Erie Shores and Islands. 

Castaway Bay Visiting a water park in Ohio, during the winter months makes for a wonderful tropical vacation in the middle of winter, making it fun and relaxing for the entire family.... 
At these five parks near Lake Erie, it is summer all year round. Sandusky has to be the water park Mecca as it is home to the largest indoor water park in the nation.
Visitors have a choice of a variety of indoor water parks with slides, pools, lazy rivers, hotel rooms, restaurants and family fun activities. 

The parks are tropically warm and bright, making it always sunny in Sandusky--even on  a cloudy, snowy day. 

Each of the parks has its own specialties and hotel water packages. Many have restaurants so there is no need to leave the fun to find breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some offer microwaves and refrigerators in your room. More than of these tropical, warm paradises will fit your family's weekend get a way adventure. No matter what the weather holds for you outside, you can play inside in the water at the arcade, visit the shops, lounge in your comfortable room and much more.Kalahari Resort
Kalahari Resort
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky
877.525.2427
www.kalahariresorts.com/ohio

Kalahari is the country's largest indoor water park. It offers exciting rides, an all-inclusive resort that is a good fit for all ages. The theme is African desert, making for a warm atmosphere. There is an area to catch some rays under a transparent roof, while you are enjoying the 12,000 square foot wave pool. Imagine surfing inside. With so many other slides and amusement opportunities everyone in the family can find something to meet their fun needs––even zip lining.
Great Wolfe Lodge
 
Great Wolf Lodge
4600 Milan Road, US 250
Sandusky
800-641-9653
www.greatwolf.com/sandusky
This is a year round 84 degree northwoods themed water park. Great Wolf Lodge is  geared toward families with younger children and offers 33,000 square feet of water fun and activities. Families will also find plenty of non-water park activities such as the Magi-Quest interactive game and evening story time in the lobby––a great way to end a day of exciting activity.
Castaway Bay
2001 Cleveland Road
Sandusky
419-627-2500
www.castawaybay.com
This park had a Caribbean theme and is a part of Cedar Point. It is also geared toward young children with Peanuts characters and plenty of activities. However, Castaway Bay does have a few more thrilling rides for the older kids. The park is known for its great programming for the kids.
Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark
5513 Milan Rd Sandusky
888-835-4581
www.mauisandsresort.com
Many of the rooms at Maui Sands overlook the water park so you can watch or work at your window and still keep an eye on kids. The park has a slide that empties right into the lazy river. There is an adult only roof top hot tub and the hotel and park are Hawaiian themed.There is no on-site restaurant other than a snack bar in park, but hot breakfast is included.
Rain Water Park
1935 Cleveland Road
Sandusky
419-626-6761
www.rainwaterpark.com

The smallest water park in the Sandusky area is Rain Water Park. The hotel makes up for the smaller sized water area as it offers other on site activities such as an arcade, bowling alley and laser tag. It is good for all ages. It even has virtual golf for mom and dad.
When Lake Erie is frozen, it is freezing cold outside, the kids are bugging you because they have been confined in the house, take a tropical getaway. Where else can you have summer fun in the middle of a snowstorm?
For more information on the water parks or other fun things to do in the Sandusky area visit http://www.shoresandislands.com/ or call  419.625.2984. 
Photos provided by Lake Erie Shores and Islands.