An official army family and MWR Site

SUMMER HOURS Starting June 1st, 2024

Palmetto Falls Water Park

Daily Fees / Season Passes
Daily Passes  
DoD ID Cardholders $14.00
Non-Affiliated $17.00
Season Passes  

DoD ID Cardholders (includes Legion Outdoor Swimming Pool.)

$70.00
All others $80.00

 

Palmetto Greens Miniature Golf

 Be sure to check out the mini golf course located behind the Water Park.

 $6 Adults  $5 Children

 Large groups can request the mini golf to be opened please select email us, with any   requests.

 Check out the mini golf page here.

Palmetto Pavilion / Super Shelter Behind Water Park

 Palmetto Pavilion can seat up to approximately 200 people.

 Includes benches, shade structure, sand volleyball court, and separate male and female   restrooms.  

 Perfect for Unit functions and other large gatherings.

 For rental information and requests please select email us, and tell us about your event.

 *Food must be requested through an MWR entity.

 *Military affiliated can rent blowups and other equipment from Marion Street Station

 *Palmetto Pavilion cannot be rented on Family Day during a Graduation Week.

Features of the Water Park

• A 10,000 sq. ft. Family Pool 
• Two Water Slides
• A 600 sq. foot Splashdown pool
• A 2,500 sq. foot Kiddy Pool 
• A Lazy River stretching 800 linear feet. 
• Snack Bar

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we bring outside food and drinks into the park?
No. Fort Jackson's regulation does not let outside food or drink into FMWR facilities. The Sand Bar will be open for concessions for purchase.

Do you have a birthday package?
Not at this time, we do ask that you notify us of your birthday, and an exception to the no food policy may be made for “A” cake or cupcakes.

Do you give refunds?
No, Palmetto Falls has no refund policy. Refunds will NOT be given for inclement weather or other unforeseen closings; rain checks may be grated for early closure. The only exceptions are military orders (PCS) in which a partial refund will be given for season pass members or for non-affiliated civilians who fail to pass the background check.

What is the policy on rain checks?
We give rain checks in the case of severe inclement weather resulting in the water park being closed temporarily (more than 2 hours) or for the day. No rain checks will be issued within the first 2 consecutive hours after a closing (predictions will not be made). If the storm clears and patrons return to the water and another delay occurs, the 2-hour clock starts over. In order to receive a rain, check you must have your receipt for admissions, which a supervisor will sign once two consecutive hours have elapsed. Rain checks cannot be exchanged for cash and can be used anytime on a regular admission day for the previously purchased number of patrons.

Do you have life jackets or can we bring our own?
We do have common use life jackets for you to use. Any flotation device used at the water park must be (and state on it) “U.S. COAST GUARD APPROVED” on the device. Lifeguards will ask you to remove any other device from the facility (to be put in your vehicle). NO non-coast guard approved items are allowed in the park, including blow up rafts. Our inner tubes are industry – standard based rafts specifically for use in lazy rivers.

What are the height requirements for slides?
The small slides located in the lagoon, require patrons to be 36 inches tall. The tower slides require patrons to be 48 inches tall. There is no exceptions to height and children cannot be caught at the bottom of the slides. Other patrons must remain AT LEAST 6 feet away from the exit of the slide.

Can rafts or lifejackets be worn/used on slides?
No. Our slides are not made (high walls) for patrons to be raised off the surface of the slide. Patrons could accidentally be thrown from the slide which may result in injury. The end of the slides is not shaped to accommodate the excess “raise” rafts and life jackets give to swimmers. The rush of water coming off the slide and the impact into the catch pool areas can cause users to be “thrown back” into or under the slide resulting in injuries. Also, buckles belts, etcetera on life jackets can cut grooves into the slides which could cut other patrons.

Where do we enter/exit the lazy river?
Patrons can ONLY enter and exit the lazy river at the front 0 depth entry, or at the stairs on the backside of the water park. A lifeguard is stationed at the 0-depth entry to assist patrons who may need assistance getting in and out of their tubes. Climbing/jumping in and out of the sides of the lazy river can result in injury (even to adults who can stand).

Why do we have to use an inner tube in the lazy river?
The concrete edges, propulsion systems, other patrons in tubes, and other objects can cause in jury to patrons. The propulsion systems are strong enough to sweep and adult off his or her feet, and they are required to move the 300,000 + gallons of water around the lazy river.

What is considered appropriate swim wear?
Any baseline swimsuit, excluding string bikinis, thongs, etc. Swimsuits must be family-appropriate and must properly cover the body. Denim, cotton shirts, and cotton shorts are not allowed to be worn in the water. Cottons fibers wash out in the water and cause the filtration system to clog. Polyester, nylon, etc., are fine for over shirts or shorts if you wish to wear them.

Can we bring pets?
No. This is for your safety. Look for the Dog Days Event at the end of the season.

What happens when the weather gets bad?
In the event the weather forecast for the day shows storms for most of the day or if the temperature for the day is not expected to reach 70 degrees, Palmetto Falls Water Park will be closed.  The closure will be advertised on social media. In the event the weather clears, Legion Pool will be opened.  This applies to Wednesdays and Thursdays when Legion Pool is normally closed. If the water park is closed for the day, a banner will be displayed at the water park front entrance notifying patrons of the closure and suggesting a visit to Legion Pool if the weather cooperates.  Patrons may not enter the water park when the facility is closed for the entire day.

 

 

Sand Bar Concessions

The Sand Bar concessions sells Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Fries, Nachos, Ice Cream, Candy, Gatorade, Water, and Coca Cola drinks.

Palmetto Falls Water Park Inclement Weather Policy

Temporary Closure

In the event of thunder and lightning, the water park will be closed for 30 minutes from each occurrence.  The on-duty manager will clear the swim areas for a minimum of 30 minutes.  If thunder is heard, or lightening is seen, the facility will be closed for an additional 30 minutes from that time. During periods of temporary closure, all patrons will exit the water and move to the front of the water park under the entrance cover or to their POVs.

Closure for the Remainder of the Day

In the event of forecasted or prolonged inclement weather Palmetto Falls Water Park will be closed for the remainder of the day when the forecast indicates inclement weather is very likely. A rain check will be issued for patrons to return on another day.   f the weather clears, patrons who paid for daily entrance to Palmetto Falls Water Park will be able to enter Legion Pool at no charge. Use of Legion Pool will not impact rain checks issued to Palmetto Falls Water Park patrons. When Palmetto Falls Water Park is closed for the remainder of the day, patrons will exit the facility immediately.

Closure for the Entire Day

In the event the weather forecast for the day shows storms for most of the day or if the temperature for the day is not expected to reach 70 degrees,   Palmetto Falls Water Park will be closed.  The closure will be advertised on social media. In the event the weather clears, Legion Pool will be opened.  This applies to Wednesdays and Thursdays when Legion Pool is normally closed. If the water park is closed for the day, a banner will be displayed at the water park front entrance notifying patrons of the closure and suggesting a visit to Legion Pool if the weather cooperates.  Patrons may not enter the water park when the facility is closed for the entire day.

Patrons who willfully verbally abuse water park staff, disobey facility rules, or fail to exit the facility when directed will be asked to leave by the on-duty manager and could have facility privileges suspended for the season with no refund of admission fees or season passes.

The Inclement Weather Policy will be posted at Palmetto Falls Water Park.  

Entering Fort Jackson as a Civilian

To access the waterpark, drive into Fort Jackson Gate 2 (Forest Drive). Tell the security guard you want to go to the Palmetto Falls Water Park. The guard will direct you to the Victor Control Center (VCC) on the right for a background check. After a background check is completed for all adults in the vehicle, proceed to Palmetto Falls Water Park and purchase your tickers at Palmetto Falls.

If you purchased and annual pass, the next time you come back to Fort Jackston, stop at the VCC and show your annual pass and they will issue you and AIE pass for the duration of time the Water Park is open.

For individuals who are only purchasing a day pass, they must still stop at the VCC, get a background check and they will get and AIE pass for that day. If a background check has been done within the last year, inform the personnel at the VCC and they will be issued a day pass.

Please ensure all adults in the vehicle have a picture ID and the owner of the vehicle has a drivers’ license, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance.

Adults who will be driving in or accompanying youth groups, summer camps, etc., are encouraged to visit Fort Jackson to have a background check completed prior to the day of the event. Coordinate with waterpark management for more information.

Questions? Call 803-751-4796 or 803-751-3475

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