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Barefoot Bay General Info/Rules

Opened in 2006, Barefoot Bay is a six-acre family water retreat. The aquatic center offers amenities for swimmers of all ages.


  • Four Bodies of Water Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center: 7,500-square-foot combined leisure and lap swimming pool, 1,100-square-foot diving well,  2,290-square-foot enclosed wading pool for toddlers, 12,900-square-foot slide, plunge pool, and Lazy River
  • AquaClimb: Water Wall — It’s a real workout!
  • Tube Slide: Tubes for one or two riders! (minimum height requirement: 42”)
  • Body Flumes: Two flumes, one completely enclosed (“in the dark”)(minimum height requirement: 42”)
  • Lazy River: A 740-foot long, relaxing water journey
  • Diving Well: Holds nearly 23,000 gallons of water
  • Zero-Depth Pool: Walk right in, no ladder needed
  • Main Pool with Water Walk: Navigate with climb-on, floating shapes, and animals
  • Bathhouse and Shaded Concession Area
  • Free Parking and complimentary lounge chairs
  • Special Events, Party Rentals (daytime and private after-hours)

Pool Rules

  •  You must follow the lifeguards’ instructions
  • No Running
  • No Horseplay
  • You must be at least 42″ to use the Water Slides
  • No Sunglasses or Googles are allowed down the slides as well as the diving board and climbing wall
  • Life Jackets are only allowed in the Tot Pool and Main Pool
  • Please see facility signage for more pool rules
  • You must be 11 years or older to be in the park without supervision
  • The Following Items are NOT Allowed at Barefoot Bay
    • Outside Food or Drink (except bottled water)
    • Coolers
    • Life Jackets that are not United States Coast Guard Approved
    • Alcohol
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Water Safety Certified Personnel

Barefoot Bay’s aquatic managers and lifeguards are all certified in water safety by the StarGuard Elite program.

Special Events & Group Rentals

Barefoot Bay features a wide array of special events throughout the season that are a “bonus extra” and with paid admission or season pass. And, it’s also the perfect place for your group outing — daycare, school groups, corporate team building, and more! Discounted rates and food/beverage packages are available.

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