Plan Your Visit

Come Prepared for Adventure!

Planning to have fun on a zip line, ropes course, or other aerial attraction? Save time by filling out our online waiver before you visit (and don't forget to wear some sturdy, closed-toe shoes if you are going on the zip lines, ropes courses or climbing wall).
Online Waiver

Park Map



Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park are located about 30 miles north of downtown Houston, and 15 miles north of Bush Intercontinental Airport. Our address is:
23101 State Highway 242
New Caney, TX 77357

From Downtown

  1. Follow I-69/US-59 North for about 32 miles
  2. Take the exit toward TX-242
  3. Turn left onto TX-242 West
  4. Drive 1 mile
  5. Destination is on your right

From Woodlands/Conroe/Spring

  1. From I-45, drive East on Highway 242 (TX-242) for about 16 miles
  2. Destination is on your left

From Humble/Kingwood

  1. Follow I-69 North for about 10 miles
  2. Take the exit toward TX-242
  3. Turn left onto TX-242 West
  4. Drive 1 mile
  5. Destination is on your right

From Katy

  1. Take TX-99/Grand Pkwy North for about 53 miles
  2. Merge onto I69 North
  3. Take the exit toward TX-242
  4. Turn left onto TX-242 West
  5. Drive 1 mile
  6. Destination is on your right


Stake your claim at Big Rivers with your own cabana! Your cabana provides you with a shady, comfortable and secure place. There are two locations, Riverside (along the Rio Grand) or Bayside (located at Boca Chica Bay). Each cabana is suitable for up to six guests and includes:

  • Personal menu service
  • Two lounges for your use only
  • Four chairs and table, great for meals, games or planning
  • A storage locker that can be secured with your lock, to keep all your belongings right where you left them
  • A refrigerator with six bottles of water (a $12 value)
  • Wheelchair accessibility

Drop by when you visit or contract guest services to get your cabana!

Luxury Cabana

Mon - Thurs

Fri - Sun & Holidays




Cabana Rules:
  • Cabanas seat six guests.
  • A maximum of eight guests may be in a cabana.
  • No refunds for inclement weather or attraction closure (e.g., water slides, wave pools).
  • Guests are responsible for any missing or damaged cabana items.


Lockers are available for Big Rivers Waterpark guests. Lockers are rented at the locker rental kiosk.







Pricing is for all day rental with no deposit fee. Lockers are rented at the locker rental kiosk. Big Rivers Waterpark is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Food & Lodging

Enjoy a long weekend at Grand Texas! There is so much to do at Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park, you're not going to want to go home.

Big Red's Barbecue

Authentic Texas BBQ located on the grounds of Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park. Sit down for a great meal or a quick refuel between rides.

We offer amazing barbecue smoked on the premises using Red Oak and Pecan wood, great side dishes, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Learn More

Grand Texas RV Resort

The official RV resort of Grand Texas is right across the street. If you've got an RV, this is the place to stay!
  • All concrete roads & pads
  • 20/30/50A Power
  • Free Cable TV (over 100 channels)
  • Free WiFi
  • Dog Run
  • Playground
  • Laundry
  • Pool & Jacuzzi

Learn More & Reservations

Frequently Asked Questions


In order to participate in Gator Bayou activities, guests must read and sign our Agreement and Waiver.  The parents of minors under the age of 18 years will need to execute the waiver on their behalf.  The Agreement and Wavier can be filled out online here.

Purchases & Payment

All purchases of tickets and passes are final and non-refundable. American Express, Master Card, and Visa are accepted with a valid picture ID for purchases throughout Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou.

Food & Beverages

Food and beverages are available throughout the park. Big Rivers Waterpark does not allow food or beverages to be brought in from outside the park. However, guests may bring personal food into the park if it is medically necessary (e.g., for diabetics, baby formula for infants, gluten-free foods, or allergy-safe foods for allergies). Please make Guest Services aware of your need to do this prior to entering the park. For the safety of our guests, no glass containers are allowed and coolers will be checked for contents.

Clothing & Shoe Requirements

When visiting Gator Bayou, please note that closed-toe shoes are required on the zip lines, ropes courses and the climbing wall. Bare feet are required on Wild Isle.  All Wild Isle guests are required to wear life jackets, which we provide. Swimsuits worn by Big Rivers Waterpark guests must not have any external buttons, zippers, or other hard metal or plastic protrusions that may damage the fiberglass when sliding.

First Aid/Health Services

First aid is located in the main building, adjacent to the bathrooms. First aid stations are located in the main building, adjacent to the bathrooms, and near the entrance to Gator Bayou.

Lost Children

We cannot page lost or separated parties. Be sure to have a specific meeting place for your group. We recommend looking for your party, should they become separated from your group, in the First Aid center in the entry building.

Unaccompanied Children

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Small children must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.

Line Jumping

Line jumping and other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and is grounds for removal from the park without a refund.

Lost and Found

For lost items visit Guest Services at the front gate.


For the safety of our animals, please do not bring balloons into the park (goats will eat anything).

Ride Access

For safety reasons, guests with certain disabilities may not be permitted to some rides. Check with Guest Services for specific ride information.

Valid Picture ID

Please bring a valid ID if you would like to purchase alcohol or use your credit card.


Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure park are smoke-free environments. We ask that guests refrain from both smoking and vaping within the parks and within the entry building plaza.

Dress Code

We ask that our guests dress appropriately for our family theme park environment. Proper swimwear is required for all water park attractions. Denim and swimwear with zippers, buckles, or rivets are not permitted on water park attractions. Clothing with offensive material will not be permitted inside the park. Please refrain from displaying undergarments or wearing low-riding garments. Clothing or accessories that contain or display anything that can be construed as gang colors or a gang emblem are not permitted.

Life Jackets

Complimentary life jackets are located throughout the park and are recommended for inexperienced swimmers. Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult while in the water. Life jackets must be worn by all guests visiting Wild Isle. Loose shirts are not allowed to be worn on body slides, however rash guards are permitted.

Rain & Thunderstorms

Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou remain open during periods of rain. However, operations will be temporarily suspended if there are electrical storms or other severe weather conditions in the area. Attractions will re-open as soon as conditions permit. Rain Policy: During heavy rain or storms some and/or all rides and/or slides may be shut down temporarily for your safety. If the weather forces us to close the park for more than one hour due, rain checks will be issued to purchasers of general admission tickets.


As much as we would like to accommodate guests with food allergies, we are not the food manufacturers/suppliers (we get all food and beverage product from third parties), and as such, we regret to inform you that THE PARK CANNOT, AND DOES NOT, MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ALLERGY-FREE CONTENTS OF ANY FOODS OR BEVERAGES. At a minimum, guests with allergy concerns should avoid any foods or beverages unless they are packaged, and you are 100% confident in the manufacturer/supplier which has provided the Park with such food or beverage. Foods that are in any way unpackaged, prepared, or handled by the Park (as opposed to packaged goods, provided to you in a sealed package), have a higher risk of contamination with other products containing allergens, so in the interests of your safety, we strongly urge you to avoid all such unpackaged products provided by the Park.