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Surrounded by trees and centered around our own lake, Houston's only adventure park provides year-round fun for the entire family. Gator Bayou includes Wild Isle, a nature center (with gators, of course), a petting zoo, pony rides, ropes courses, zip lines, and so much more!

Come Prepared!

Bring sturdy shoes (closed-toe shoes are required on ropes courses, zip lines, and the climbing wall). And if you are planning to visit Wild Isle, don't forget a swimsuit and towel (and bare feet)!

Save time by filling out our online waiver before you visit (if you already filled out our waiver within the past year, we should still have it on file). Parents and guardians will need to fill out the wavier for their kids.

Online Waiver

Free Activities

Wander over from the waterpark for something found nowhere else in the Houston area! These activities are free for everyone who has a Big Rivers Waterpark daily pass or an activated annual pass.
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Gator Gulch

Get up close to these prehistoric predators, and take the time to learn about their habitat, habits and danger!

  • Guests under 6 years of age must be supervised by a responsible person over 16 years of age.
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Big Al’s Fishing Hole

Start a family tradition of learning to fish at Big Al’s Fishing Hole. Catch and release pole fishing is a great introduction to fishing, and a serene getaway from some of the more thrilling aspects of Gator Bayou.

Fishing is free, bait is $2.

Family Fun Activities

Family activities, located throughout the adventure park, provide fun for all ages. One ticket is required for each activity.

*Activated annual passholders receive a 20% discount on every ticket purchased.

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Big Al's Farm

Big Al's Farm is a petting zoo that's fun for all ages. Farm animals big and little, feathered and fuzzy, all in a safe and clean environment that will keep the kids occupied for hours!

Regular price* (excluding food) - $5.99

  • Guests under 6 years of age must be supervised by a responsible person over 16 years of age.
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Pony Express

Our beautiful ponies are available to sweep you off your feet and take you on a magical ride.

Regular price* - $5.99

  • Maximum weight 60 lbs.
  • One rider per pony.
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Big Rock Mining

Discover what hidden treasures lie within the ground and grab a sluice box to mine for your very own rocks and gems.

Regular price* - $5.99

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Bumper Blasters

Take float on the lake for a bumpin’ good time! Each boat comes equipped with squirt guns you can soak a friend with or spray out towards the lake to see how far you can shoot.

Regular price* - $5.99

  • Single riders must be at least 48" tall
  • Passengers must be at least 40”
  • All guests must wear the provided life vests.
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Mystic Forest Maze

Maneuver your way through each turn to find the hidden mysteries around each corner and challenge your friends in a time trial to see who can make it through the fastest!

Regular price* - $5.99

Aerial Adventures

Our aerial adventures are not for the faint of heart! From ropes courses for the kids to 70' high free falls for those daring enough to attempt them, Gator Bayou has got it all.

*Activated annual passholders receive a 20% discount on every ticket purchased.

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Eagle Challenge

Over 50 different activities will test your dexterity and endurance. Rising up to six stories above the ground, you’ll have your choice of skill level from novice to expert, or try them all.

Regular price* - $24.99

  • Minimum height 48”.
  • Minimum weight: 50 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: Female 250 lbs. Male 285 lbs.
  • Minimum age 7. Guests ages 7-10 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or supervisory companion at least 16 years of age or older.
  • Guests must be able to reach 60" when standing flat-footed.
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Raccoon Run

Raccoon Run gives younger guests the chance to test their own strength and skills in a safe, fun environment.

Regular price* - $12.99

  • Maximum height 42”.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs.
  • Minimum age 5. Guests age 5-10 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or supervisory companion at least 16 years of age or older.
  • Parent, Guardian or Supervisory Companion will need to assist guests ages 5-10 while on the course.
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Hawk's Glide

Fly among the trees, and back, with our entry level, zip line course. Feel the wind brushing against you as you  speed from one tower and back.

Regular price* - $14.99 

  • Minimum height 48”.
  • Minimum weight: 50 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: Female 250 lbs. Male 285 lbs.
  • Minimum age 7. Guests ages 7-10 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or supervisory companion at least 16 years of age or older.
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Falcon Flight

This is our ultimate zip line course with three different towers. You’ll soar over the wave pool, down a creek and over the pond. Speed over tree tops, buildings and more.

Regular price* - $24.99

  • Minimum height 48”.
  • Minimum weight: 50 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: Female 250 lbs. Male 285 lbs.
  • Minimum age 7. Guests ages 7-10 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or supervisory companion at least 16 years of age or older.
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Vulture's Dive

Your heart will race as you stand at the edge, looking down seven stories. You’ll adjust your harness, walk to the edge and free-fall towards the ground.

Regular price* - $9.99 (single ride)

  • Minimum height 48”.
  • Minimum weight: 50 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: Female 250 lbs. Male 285 lbs.
  • Minimum age 7. Guests ages 7-10 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or supervisory companion at least 16 years of age or older.
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Cougar Climb

Test your agility on one of the tallest climbing walls in Texas, ascending up to five stories. How high can you go?

Regular price* - $9.99 (single ride)

  • Minimum height 42”.
  • Minimum weight: 30 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: Female 250 lbs. Male 285 lbs.
  • Minimum age 5. Guests ages 5-10 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or supervisory companion at least 16 years of age or older.
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Wild Isle is a floating fortress of fun that is open whenever Gator Bayou is open.* Wild Isle incorporates the exciting elements of water slides, play features, and challenge course activities all on top of a lake in the middle of Gator Bayou Adventure Park.
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Always free for owners of activated Big Rivers Waterpark annual passes. Daily waterpark pass holders also get free access on the day they use their pass. During Big River's off-season, people without activated annual passes can enjoy the fun for only $24.99 per person.


Guests must be at least 5 years of age.
Guests under 48" must be accompanied by an adult.
All guests must wear the provided life vests.

*Weather permitting, of course.