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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!

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.
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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!

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.

Maximum weight 60lbs.
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.

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Big Bounce

An energizing new take on the trampoline experience allows you to jump as high as you like on our fully equipped harnessed jumping platforms.

Riders must be 40”.
Riders must not exceed 250lbs.
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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.

Single riders must 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!

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. Tickets vary in price, but don't forget that owners of activated Big Rivers Waterpark annual passes receive 20% off!
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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 all-day play for only $24.99 per person.


Guests under 48" must be accompanied by an adult.
All guests must wear the provided life vests.

*Weather permitting, of course.