EXPERIENCE THE WATER
Owatonna has water parks, lakes and a beautiful river to enjoy when you need to cool off. The River Springs Water Park features water slides, a lazy river and a climbing wall. For year-round fun, enjoy the slides and play areas at the Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park. Take in the sun at Lake Kohlmier Beach and spend the afternoon floating on the lake. Paddle down the Straight River, a designated State Water Trail.
The African Serengeti themed water park is decorated with trees, a life-size giraffe, a hippopotamus kids slide and a spraying elephant. Kids play area with a zero-entry pool, Kilimanjaro tube slide, python body slide, the relaxing lazy Zambezi River & water basketball. General Admission: Monday-Thursday 3pm-9pm -$12 , Friday-Saturday (9am-10pm) & Sunday (9am-7pm)- $14.
Location: 18th Street SW/Mosher Avenue
Operations: Open May-September
For a relaxing day, spend the day lounging on the beach at Lake Kohlmier. Go fishing off the docks, have a picnic, or go canoeing. Walk on the nearby trails through the beautiful local parks system.
Beginning May 25th and ending September 2nd the Lake Kohlmier beach will be open for Aquatic and Trail equipment rentals as well as Concessions. Lake Kohlmier will be stocked with Adult, Child and Infant sized life-jackets which are included and required with each aquatic rental.
Aquatic Equipment Available: Single and Double Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Board, Paddle Boat, and Hydro Bike
Owatonna’s new outdoor water park! Featuring 2 water slides, lazy river, zero-depth entry with play features, lily pad walk, sand volleyball court, activity pool with water basketball, and a climbing wall! Full concessions available for visitors to enjoy! General Admission: Monday-Sunday 12am-8pm. Daily pass is $6.50 (includes tube) with twilight, group and birthday rates available.
The Straight River is a designated State Water Trail. Pick up a trail guide at the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and spend the day kayaking or canoeing down the river.
Did you know that the Straight River Flows north from Owatonna to Fairbault with class I, II, and III rapids along the route! This makes a unique and exciting Minne-Road trip through the farmland of Southern Minnesota!