An official opening date for Old Ben AquaPark in Winslow, Indiana has finally been released.

Last year, we reported on a new inflatable waterpark that will be making its way to Pike County, Indiana. At that time, we didn't have any timeline on when the new waterpark would be opening. There hasn't been much talk about it since the announcement, but after some setbacks, we finally know when the inflatable waterpark will be opening.

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Inflatable Waterpark Coming To Pike County, Indiana

Before we get into when the park will open, let's give you a quick backstory. A 266-acre Boy Scout Reservation, Old Ben Boy Scout Reservation, in Pike County will soon be getting a makeover. Clint Swisher, the owner/operator of Lake Monroe Jellystone will be converting this area into a new campground and aquapark that will be known as Old Ben Aqua Park and Campground. According to Pike County Economic Development Corporation:

The charm of Pike County, Indiana is the outdoors recreational assets, and this is a prime example. Pike County’s quality of life amenities are rich, and we have much untapped potential. The future plans for Old Ben include a large inflatable aquapark on the lake with canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and more with camp sites for tents and campers. It will be summer retreat to enjoy the great outdoors.
They will also have events going on every hour during the day in the park and look to refurbish the zipline and rock-climbing wall at Old Ben. They will plan have food and drinks available for the campers and day-pass visitors. The second phase of Old Ben AquaPark is to build and locate an event space for weddings, class reunions, graduation parties, etc. Old Ben AquaPark will be a great asset to Pike County and to make this operation even better, they plan to work with the Boy Scouts to continue having camping retreats and events at the Old Ben AquaPark. This is a win-win for the community!

When will Old Ben AquaPark and Campground Open?

While we will have to wait another year or so for the campground to open, we finally know when the Old Ben AquaPark will be open to the public, and it will be happening very soon. According to the Pike County Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the opening day of Old Ben AquaPark will be on July 15th at noon. 

I have to admit, this place looks pretty awesome, and it will be a highly popular hangout in southern Indiana during the summer. Pike County Indiana Camber of Commerce also shared a video of some kiddos testing the AquaPark out. You can get a little glimpse of what to expect in the post below:

Old Ben AquaPark and Campground is located at 5737 E County Road 175 North in Winslow, Indiana. Be sure to visit Old Ben AquaPark and Campground's website as they will be updating with more details soon.

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