Southern Indiana Inflatable Waterpark Set to Open Soon
Folks here in southern Indiana will soon have another destination for summertime fun with a huge inflatable waterpark.
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 now we have an idea on when the inflatable waterpark will be opening.
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?
So, when will the inflatable waterpark open in Pike County? According to Old Ben AquaPark and Campground's website, the Aqua Park should be opening in late May 2023. The campground is tentatively scheduled to open in 2024. As of this writing, no other details have been announced or released. We reached out to the owners for more information, and we will update this post when we receive it.