Thunder Falls Water Park - Overview

Thunder Falls Water Park is one of many great places and tourist attractions in Mackinaw City, MI. Mackinaw City's ONLY water park!

UPDATE: Thunder Falls Water Park is closed for business.

In late 2012 Thunder Falls was purchased and closed by the Odawa Tribe of Northern Michigan. The location will become the site of their new Mackinaw City Casino.

Thunder Falls Family Water Park, Mackinaw City, MI

Take a video tour of Thunder Falls Family Water Park, the 20 acre facility with exciting water attractions for all ages.

Photo of Thunder Falls Water Park in Mackinaw City, MI.Thunder Falls Water Park
1028 S. Nicolet Street
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone: (231) 436-6000
Fax: (231) 436-8199

Prepare yourself for a wet and wild water adventure next time you visit Mackinaw City with the grand opening of Mackinaw's very own Water Park slated for this July. Thunder Falls Water Park is located at 14819 Nicolet Ave., accessible from Interstate 75 exits 337 and 338 and nearly impossible to miss. The newest attraction to hit Mackinaw City since the introduction to the Crossings, Thunder Falls Water Park is expected to be the home of the largest dynamic wave pool in Michigan with a facility boasting more than 20 acres of property and 12 water slides reaching as high as 425 feet above ground.

An estimated 250,000 gallons of water will be contained in the wave pool alone and an additional 500,000 gallons will travel in a continuous flowing loop otherwise known as the "lazy river." An astounding 3.996 million gallons of water will be pumped and filtered each day during the summer at a rate of 3,700 gallons of water per minute. To enhance the park's overall design, more than 200 trees were saved to be incorporated and transplanted throughout the grounds helping to create the general feel of the forest within the facility.

The park features a tots "sprayground" for toddlers and an aqua-play apparatus that sprays out water for small children to play in. Thunder Falls also has two different slide towers, family-oriented tube slides and body slides as well as three other speed slides. For more family fun and convenience the park also offers up arcade games, prizes, video attractions, a food and beverage service and will host special events with radio stations during the course of the summer. General admission for a day at the water park is $21.95, with child tickets at $15.95 and senior citizens over the age of 63 at $16.95. Starting at 5:00 p.m. daily all ages are $12.95 and tots unable to walk on their own are free of charge. If you plan on being in the area for an extended period of time season passes are also available.

For more information feel free to visit them on their website at

Thunder Falls Water Park - Online Brochure

Virtual brochure and information for Thunder Falls Water Park, one of many online travel brochures for tourist information in Mackinaw City, MI. Provided by your source for Mackinaw Information and Mackinac Information.

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Voted Michigan's Best Water Park -Detroit News
Northern Michigan's only real water park

Rides close 15 minutes before the park closes. Special hours and dates available for Tours & Groups.

Check out our web site for additional ticket & season pass options!

Thunder Mountain Rock Climbing Wall
Climbers must wear closed toe shoes. Water park admission is required to use the rock climbing wall.
Four skill levels. Four stories high!

Rentals: Lockers. Towels.

Discount Group Rates & Parties
For groups of 15 or more guests, there are discounted rates for admission and meal plans with advanced reservation. Thunder Falls also offers a decorated party center and private pavilion. Group rates are great for outings such as: Camps, School Outings, Birthday parties, Company parties, Family Reunions, Fund Raising Events

Thunder Money
Use your wrist band as payment for items inside the park. Don't worry about carrying your cash or credit card. Money left at the end of the day will be refunded.

Gift Shop
Visit the Thunder Falls Gift Shop for all of your sun needs, candy, souvenirs, swim wear, cameras, shirts and much more!

Thunder Café
Check out the Thunder Café for the best prices on food and drinks in town! Large fast food type menu with small prices, a kids menu, plus many healthy options!

There's a lot to do at Northern Michigan's ONLY real water park!
- 3 Exciting tube slides
- Plus ... Beach volleyball, basketball, horse shoes & a huge gift shop!
- Toddler spray deck.
- 2 free-fall Speed Slides
- Thunder Lake Wave Pool
- Grizzly Woods Interactive Play Area
- Thunder Mountain Rock Climbing Wall
- Kick Back Creek Lazy River Ride
- 12 Unique Slides
- Stretch out and relax in the shade or the sun!

Come on in ... the water is HEATED to 80 degrees!
Here's a sneak peak at Mackinaw City's "Must Do" Attraction...
Get ready for thrills!
Perfect for all ages!
Hang ON!
Rides are designed for all ages and thrill levels ... there's something for everyone!
There's nothing more FUN!

We're easy to get to!
Just off I-75 in Mackinaw City, Exit 338, then right, going South or Exit 337, then right, going North. Located just seconds from hotels, restaurants, and Mackinac Island Ferry Boats.

Lots of family FUN!
Private Party times available by advance reservation.

Lodging & Camping Partners.
Reduced price admission tickets are available to guest.
For reservations and special packages, please call lodging/camping partners direct.

If you have new or updated information about Thunder Falls Water Park, please contact us.

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