1.29.2019

2019 Sandy Harbor Water Park Hours of Operations

We continue to receive many questions regarding the water park's hours of operation for the 2019 season.

Water Park | 
Sandy Harbor Water Park, which debuted Memorial Day Weekend in 2016, boasts a 705-foot Adventure (Lazy) River, Drop Zone, The Tube, Splash Zone, as well as other cool features.



Our Game Plan | We intend to have Sandy Harbor Water Park fully operational Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. During May, September, and October, we will scale back to more of an “hours as posted” operation and set the hours a week in advance. That may include shutting off the slides on the Drop Zone, The Tube, and Splash Zone during the week while leaving the other parts of Sandy Harbor open for guests.

Treating Guests |
While most water parks along the Grand Strand shut down after Labor Day, we have worked hard to treat our guests by extending the season as long as we can. Sandy Harbor Water Park is a beautiful amenity at Ocean Lakes Family Campground, and we want our guests to experience the fun and enjoy their stay with us.



Factors | Many factors influence whether the water park can stay open as we head into fall, and weather is just one of those reasons.

Finding certified lifeguards is another reason why water parks typically close at Labor Day. Most of the lifeguards who work all summer are high school and college students who head back to class as the traditional summer season wraps up. 
  


That makes finding certified lifeguards a challenge after Labor Day. Because of the caliber of our slides and other water park features, we are required by the state to have a specific number of certified lifeguards working for the water park to open. We simply are not going to operate the water park without the certified lifeguards. With those lifeguards in short supply after Labor Day, that creates a challenge.

“Safety is our top priority,” said Lance Thompson, General Manager and Vice President of Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “We love to see our guests so excited about this amenity and want everyone to have the chance to experience it in a safe environment.”


Our team has worked hard to recruit, train, and schedule certified lifeguards to keep the water park open beyond Labor Day, and we have been successful in extending that season well into September.

Sandy Harbor Water Park Hours for 2019

In-Season Hours:  Memorial Day – Labor Day (Lifeguard on Duty)
Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM*
Adult Swim Only Daily: 5 PM – 6 PM

Off-Season Hours: Labor Day through Spring
Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 9 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 9 PM*
* See Sandy Harbor Water Park Hours below. Outdoor Pools close for swimming in the Fall. The Indoor Pool is open all year!

§  Easter Weekend | Sandy Harbor Water Park will be open for Easter Weekend. For 2019 that is: Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st, 2019. Then it will shut down until May 1st.
§  May* | Starting May 1st, Sandy Harbor Water Park will be open on the weekends only with “hours as posted” until Memorial Day Weekend. Opening the Water Park may include shutting off the slides on the Drop Zone, The Tube and Splash Zone while leaving the other parts of Sandy Harbor Water Park (the Adventure River and Splash Zone structure) open for guests.
§  Summer | Our water park will open full time Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day.
§  Fall* | Our water park will stay open under “hours as posted” through September 1st – 30th. * Opening the Water Park may include shutting off the slides on the Drop Zone, The Tube and Splash Zone while leaving the other parts of Sandy Harbor Water Park (the Adventure River and Splash Zone structure) open for guests.
§  “Hours as posted” and Weather Permitting:
§  September 5th – 30th (Weekdays): 
§  Open Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM – Adventure River, Splash Zone (all slides will be closed including The Tube, Drop Zone Mat Racer, and on Splash Zone for kids).
§  September 5th – 30th (Weekends):
§  Open Saturday – Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM – Adventure River, Splash Zone, Drop Zone Mat Racer, and The Tube.
§  Open Every day, 10 AM – 9 PM – Indoor/Older Outdoor Pools (Not Adventure River or Splash Zone) 

* Hours NOTE: Please understand, Sandy Harbor Water Park defines all the water park elements, not just the slides. We appreciate everyone’s patience as our team works hard to provide this amenity for your enjoyment.

Happy Camping | We look forward to seeing you all this year out enjoying all that Ocean Lakes Family Campground has to offer!


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