Nestled in the scenic northern Catskill Mountains, Zoom Flume, New York’s #1 Family Water Park offers safe water fun, excitement and relaxation for all ages in a beautiful natural setting. Located just over two hours north of New York City and just one hour south of Albany, Zoom Flume is the perfect location: close enough for a great day trip and far enough for an unforgettable vacation.
For one low admission cost, you and your family or group will experience a full day of water fun! Catch a wave in the new Riptide Cove Wave Pool or zoom down giant 300-foot winding water slides to a splashdown in the canyon! If you’re feeling daring, challenge the 600-foot Wild River, twist, turn and splash in total darkness in the thrilling Black Vortex, take a plunge in the mighty Anaconda, or race your friends down the Grand Prix Splashway! There’s fun for little ones, too – children love Pelican Pond, a mini-waterslide. The Lagoon Activity Pool is perfect for splashing and playing fun, and a gentle float down the Lazy River offers a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
In addition to water fun, Zoom Flume also offers free parking, a food court, the Splash Zone Gift Shop, and plenty of seating areas to ensure your water adventure is the best and most fun possible
Zoom Flume Water Park is located at
20 Shady Glen Rd.,
Directions: Exit 21 NYS Thruway,
Rt. 23 West to Rt. 145 North,
north of East Durham. Look for our signs!
Approx. Travel Time From:
New York City – 2 1/2 hrs
Albany – 1 hr
Oneonta – 1 1/4 hr Kingston – 3/4 hr Hudson – 1/2 hr
June 17th & 18th
10am to 6pm
June 19th – 22nd
Closed to the public. Zoom Flume is open for School Groups only with
advance reservations — Call for information and special discounted
School Group Rates
June 23rd – September 4, 2017, open everyday
Weekdays 10am – 6pm
Weekends 10am – 7pm
Weekend hours change to 10am – 6pm after August 13, 2017
Facilities on Premises
- Snack Bars
- Picnic areas
- Gift shop
Stay and Play at the Country Place Resort and enjoy unlimited admission to Zoom Flume Water Park, including the new Riptide Cove Wave Pool. Zoom Flume is adjacent to the Country Place Resort, just an easy walk over our new pedestrian bridge. The Country Place Resort is owned and operated independently of Zoom Flume Water Park.
The Great Northern Catskills area offers many quality overnight accommodations with amenities to suit any family. Listed below are some links to your next family vacation!
The comfort and enjoyment of all guests is our primary concern. In consideration of all, please abide by our park policies.
- NO GLASS CONTAINERS OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED
- SMALL FOOD or DRINK COOLERS are permitted into Zoom Flume. Coolers must be less than 14 inches square (about the size of a standard back pack). Coolers larger than this will NOT be allowed into Zoom Flume. Zoom Flume has recently constructed a covered picnic area adjacent to the parking lot overlooking a scenic mountain stream. Guests are welcome to use this pavilion to eat lunch/snacks at our new tables. (Groups leaders please call for special arrangement’s)
- Follow instructions of Ride Attendants and Lifeguards at all times.
- Children under the age of 18 should not be left unattended.
- For the safety of our guests, some attractions have height and weight
limits and are strictly enforced.
- Swimwear or clothing that may be considered offensive in a family
environment is not allowed (“G-Strings”, “thongs”, etc.).
- Guests with body tattoos that may be considered offensive by park management will be asked to cover tattoos.
- Swimwear with buttons, zippers, rivets, or snaps on the back will not be allowed.
- No denim cutoffs or shorts are allowed on rides.
- Do not leave personal property unattended, Zoom Flume is not
responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Anyone who has experienced an intestinal illness within
the past 14 days should not participate in any water activities.
- Diaper Dependant Children must wear approved waterproof swim diapers in all pools and attractions.
- Inclement weather procedure — in case of nearby thunderstorm,
all rides and pools will be cleared until the threat of lightning passes.
The attractions will reopen when the storm has cleared. NO REFUNDS
OR RAIN CHECKS due to inclement weather.
Zoom Flume reserves the right to refuse service or dismiss any individual from the property.
Water Slide/Pool Restrictions
Zoom Flume Water Park Height Requirements by attraction:
A responsible adult should always check each attraction to determine if the speed of the slide or style of the slide is suitable for their child. The maximum weight to use any slide is 225 lbs., however, some slides have a lower weight limit. Guests must obey all restrictions at each attraction.
Riptide Cove Wave Pool – A giant pool that is able to generate many different types of waves and wave heights. Riptide Cove is a gently sloping pool with a max. depth of approx. 4 ft. There is no minimum height requirement.
Lagoon Activity Pool – Large, gently sloping pool with a max. depth of 3ft. There is no min. height requirement.
Wild River – A family river raft ride, up to 5 people allowed per tube. Min. height is 36”.
Lazy River – A gently flowing river, rider floats on a circular tube. There is no min. height requirement.
Pelican Pond – A shallow pool with interactive fountains and a small water slide. Only for use by small children under 42”.
Thrill Hill – A thrilling water slide built just for children under 100lbs.
Wild Water West – An interactive water play land with water cannons, depth blasters and more. Watch out, you will get wet! There is no min. height requirement.
Mighty Anaconda – A twisting, turning body-slide ride ending with a refreshing splash into the Lagoon Activity Pool below. 42” min. height
Grand Prix Splashway – Race your buddies down this three lane body-slide featuring large humps and dramatic drops with a giant splash into the pool below! 48” min. height Zoom Flume Serpentine Slides – 42” min. height
Canyon Plunge – Take a steep plunge into the canyon below. This is a body slide ride – riders must be 42” min. height Black Vortex – 36” min. height
Are there lockers and dressing rooms?
Yes, both are provided, the lockers at a minimum additional cost.
Does Zoom Flume have food service and picnic areas?
Yes, we have snack bars serving many items including pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, chicken nuggets & fingers, specialty wrap sandwiches etc. that can be eaten at any of our many picnic areas.
Are food coolers and outside food allowed in Zoom Flume?
Small lunch size coolers are allowed. Families with large coolers may have a picnic lunch in the picnic area outside Zoom Flume’s entrance, however, large coolers may not be brought into park. Also outside restaurant food (i.e. pizza) may NOT be brought in.
Are glass containers with food allowed in the park?
No, we cannot allow any glass containers into the park.
Is alcohol allowed into the park?
No, due to insurance regulations, we cannot allow any type of alcohol
into the park.
Are bathing suits required?
By health department laws, bathing suits are required. For toddlers, diapers are not permitted. Children must wear “swimmies” pants or swim diapers.
Is footwear required?
No. There are cement and wooden walkways leading to all rides and facilities, but foot wear is worn by most people, and removed when they get to the ride.
Are there any relaxation areas in the park?
Absolutely! Zoom Flume is located in a natural setting. Picnic areas, lounge chairs, and observation points are throughout the park.
Does Zoom Flume close when it rains?
Generally the rides will still operate during a rain storm. The rides will temporarily close however during a thunder storm and then reopen after the threat of lightning has passed. If the weather prediction is for unusually cold or rainy weather, it is best to call ahead for information.