It’s summertime, Houston. Don’t let it pass you by without taking part in one of state’s longest standing seasonal traditions: floating. While there are a number of lazy rivers in Houston, if you want to go big this summer, you’ll have to coast down to Waco Surf waterpark, which boasts the longest lazy river in the world.
Waco Surf (FKA BSR Cable Park & Surf Resort) is a massive destination resort that claims to be “one of the largest inland and water sports facilities in the country.” The resort is home to various lodging experiences, wedge slides, cabanas, a wakeboarding cable park, surf lagoon, and man-made beach that are all now open to the public.
The summertime destination’s main attraction, debatably, is its lazy river – the longest in the world. Measuring in at precisely 5,280 feet long, the lazy river offers tubers a mile-long glide down pitch blue water.
There are no restrictions for the lazy river other than that children under 52″ must wear a life jacket. Tubes are provided. Visitors can bring coolers with food and drinks, just no glass, charcoal grills, or weapons. Food and drink options are also available on site.
Presently, Waco Surf is offering Activity Passes that grant access to the lazy river as well as its Wedge Slides. Unlike the slides you might encounter at any given water park in town, the park’s Wedge Slides give visitors the chance to bomb 80 feet downhill before launching like a cannon out into the air over the water.
Individual Activity Passes are now available for $39 (+ tax) on weekdays and $49(+ tax) on weekends. Passes for children aged from 6 – 16 years old are priced at $15 (+ tax).
Waco Surf is located at 5347 Old Mexia Road in Waco, Texas, and is now open for the season.