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Kids enjoy themselves climbing the iceberg attraction that is part of the five-acre Adventure Play Water Park at the Ace Adventure Center. Whether one wants to make a splash with the Wet Willie water slide, slide across on the Zip-Lines, play water volleyball, or play on the Saturn Balls, there are a lot of unique things to do at the park.

Known mostly for whitewater rafting, the Ace Adventure Center has another activity that adds to its 1,400-acre sprawl — the five-acre Adventure Play Water Park which made its debut last year and has since added some new “toys” to the park.

“We just added an inflatable iceberg recently that kids can climb on,” said Beth Gill, marketing manager.

Whether one wants to make a splash with the Wet Willie water slide, slide across on the Zip-Lines, play water volleyball, or play on the Saturn Balls, there are a lot of unique things to do at the park, Gill said.

“The Saturn Ball is shaped like the planet Saturn, hence the name, and up to four people hang onto the ring and spin around and try to shake people off,” she said. “We also have something called a blob bag, which is where a person stays on the bag and another person jumps on it and catapults them into the water.”

Yet, if one is more interested in quieter activities such as riding paddle boats, canoes or just going fishing, the park has this as well.

“We made a big splash last year when we added the paddle boats,” she said.

The water park is spring fed, and Hall said people needn’t worry about cold water ruining their fun.

“It doesn’t look too chilly to me now,” she said. “We opened the first of May and the real die-hards loved to play in the cold water.”

Little kids aren’t the only ones to be entertained in this park, Hall said.

“I see people of all ages in the water,” she said. “I’ve seen little kids, teens and older people having fun in it.”

For the toddlers and younger kids, there are beaches, a shallow end and trampolines for them to play on.

“People bring toddlers, and they play on these turtle-shaped trampolines,” she said. “Sandy beaches will keep them occupied for a while also.”

For safety, there are people who monitor on the weekends, but Hall said guests are responsible for their own safety. However, life vests are provided.

Although they are limited to the size of the lake, Hall said the park will get bigger in the future.

“We will expand for sure as we find new toys to put in there,” she said.

In order to access the water park, people must be a registered guest. They can do this by doing at least one other activity. Activities include: rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, paint ball, horseback riding, and a military-like mud obstacle course in the making. Rates range from $40 to $150.

“We have so much on the property for whatever outdoor activity that a person could be interested in,” she said. “It’s very unique and the water park is just unexpected for visitors.”

Group rates and discounts are available for nonprofit organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts and church groups. To check rates call the Ace Adventure Center at 304-469-2651.

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