Cool Off at Water Parks Near SLO

Summer is officially here and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Get out and enjoy the California sunshine at a nearby water park. There are two about a half an hour away from your apartment home at The Academy Chorro. Grab the sunscreen and a towel and hit the road for a fantastic day.


Head north to Paso Robles where you'll find The Ravine Waterpark. In addition to a lazy river and an almost 200,000 gallon wave pool, there are several exciting water slides. On Thunder Road you'll sit in a tube with one to three other riders and feel your stomach drop on several drops. You can race head first down five stories of track on Quadzilla or zip down the Kamikaze which has an almost vertical drop. There are several other exhilarating rides.

Whether you need a refreshing beverage, a full meal, or just a scoop of ice cream, the Tiki Bar and Grill has you covered. Outside food and drink is not allowed with the exception of bottled water.

A single day adult ticket costs $29.99 and parking is free. If you love water rides, it would definitely be worth it to purchase a season pass. For only $79.99, you can visit the park every day this summer. The park is open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. until August 14th. After that, The Ravine is open on weekends through September 1st and on Labor Day.


About 35 minutes southeast of The Academy Chorro is Mustang Waterpark in a campground near Arroyo Grande. There are less water slides, but you can also rent mountain bikes or pedal powered karts to explore the Lopez Lake recreation area. The cost to enjoy the water park is $22 per person.

While you're in the area, visit Vista Lago Adventure Park where you can ride zip lines, challenge yourself on the obstacle courses, or take a 45 foot free fall.

There are also several hiking trails in the area and a marina. You can get more information about Lopez Lake, including how to make camping reservations here.


At The Academy Chorro, you'll enjoy luxury amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a clubhouse with a game room and collab space, and a complimentary coffee bar. Take a break from studying to relax on the rooftop patio or in the courtyard. When you're ready for some excitement, check out nearby attractions like The Ravine or Mustang water parks or explore Lopez Lake. There are lots of outdoor activities just a short drive away.

To schedule a tour of The Academy Chorro, contact us and see why you'll want to become a part of our community.