Can I wear shoes in the park?
We do suggest you wear comfortable sandals or aqua shoes; however,
shoes are not allowed on any of our slides. We don’t recommend street
shoes. "Heely" and "Rollies" style shoes are not permitted. Wheels
must be removed or retracted from shoes.
Is food available for purchase at the park?
Food and Beverages – Raging Rivers has a variety of food concessions
stands. We sell hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads, pizza, fries,
Mexican food, ice cream, Dippin' Dots, funnel cakes, and many other
meal items. No outside food or beverages are allowed inside the
WaterPark. Picnic areas are located outside the park in our parking
lot area. For those with allergies, we do not use peanut oil to fry
any of our menu items. Our hamburgers and hot dogs are all beef. Our
mini corn dogs do contain dairy.
Can we bring our own food and drink into the park?
Food, beverages and coolers may not be brought inside the park; the
only exception is formula and baby food. Sport bottles and Raging
Rivers Souvenir Mugs are allowed. You are also welcome to pack your
own picnic to enjoy in our picnic area located outside of the
WaterPark. Please be aware that no BBQ grills are allowed in the
picnic areas and none are provided. Please pack your picnic in a
cooler to leave in your car until you are ready to eat. Alcoholic
beverages are not permitted anywhere on the parking lot grounds.
If I forgot my bathing suit, do you have suits for sale?
The Port of Call Gift Shop is well-stocked and has everything you may
need to enjoy the fun and sun at Raging Rivers. We have a large
selection of merchandise which includes men’s, women’s and children’s
suits, t-shirts, tank-tops, and a variety of hats, sunglasses, shoes,
beach towels, and sunscreen. If you’re short of cash, there is an ATM
located inside the shop.
Are there changing rooms, showers, and lockers available?
Our Bathhouse is equipped with showers and changing facilities. All
day lockers are available on our Locker Deck located by Guest Services
and can be rented for $10 per day, which includes a refundable $5 key
deposit. The lockers measure 16" x 12" x 12".
Are tubes available?
Tube Rentals – We provide tubes free of charge for all attractions
that require a tube. We do not supply free tubes for Breaker Beach
Wavepool. You may rent our single or double tubes for use at Breaker
Beach. Single tubes rent for $5.00 including a refundable $1.00
deposit, double tubes rent for $7.00 including a refundable $1.00
Is there a charge for parking?
Parking is $5.00 per vehicle, school and charter buses park for FREE.
Are towels provided?
Please bring your own beach towels or we have them available for
purchase in the Port of Call Gift Shop.
Are life jackets provided?
Life jackets are provided (no charge) on a first-come, first-served
basis. They are for small children and non-swimmers. They may be
picked up at Tube Rental. You are welcome to bring your own life
What happens if I get separated from my party?
To avoid becoming separated from your party, make arrangements to meet
at a designated area before you begin your day. If your small child
gets lost, please go to Guest Services or contact the nearest staff
Do you have a dress code?
Appropriate swim attire required; no cut-off denim or jean shorts,
provocative, thong or thong-like bathing suits, swim attire with
rivets, buckles, belts or metal ornaments. Appropriate swim attire
rules are strictly enforced. Failure to comply with any part of the
dress code may result in ejection from the park without refund.
Can my small child wear diapers?
For safety of all guests, children three (3) years and younger must
wear a swim diaper when in the water. We also sell swim diapers in the
Port of Call Gift Shop.
What are the behavior rules?
Foul language and unruly behavior will not be tolerated. No alcohol,
weapons, knives or firearms are allowed in the premises. No running,
spitting, or throwing of objects permitted. No solicitation or
distribution of literature on park property. Each Guest must also
comply with the Rider Responsibility code as mandated by the State of
How do I re-enter the park once I leave?
Be sure to have your hand stamped at the Front Gate as you leave if
you wish to return to the park that day.
What type of Credit Cards do you accept?
MasterCard, Visa and Discover are honored at the ticket booths, Port
of Call Gift Shop, parking, Surf Side Cafe, Riverside Grille and Casa
Grande. Locker and Tube Rental are cash only.
Do you have an ATM?
Our ATM machine is located in our lobby next to the Port of Call Gift
May I bring a cooler into the park?
No coolers, including soft side coolers, may be brought into the park.
Raging Rivers reserves the right to inspect any items carried in or
out of the WaterPark.
Can we bring our own rafts or tubes?
You may bring floatation devices, within certain guidelines. No
automobile inner tubes are allowed, double rafts, large animal floats
or devices over 6 feet in length are allowed. No floatation is
permitted in Itty Bitty Surf City or Tree House Harbor.
Do you offer coupons/discounts on admissions tickets?
Ticket discounts are available every day when you bring an empty Pepsi
can or Bunny Bread wrapper to our ticket booth. See offer on side of
Pepsi can or Bunny Bread wrapper. $3.00 discount coupons are available
at all Schnucks grocery stores. For more information please visit our
Deals page. And if you are planning to purchase 15 or more tickets be
sure to check out our
What type of height restrictions do you have on each of your rides?
Breaker Beach Wavepool - No height restriction.
Runaway Rafts - Must be able to carry own tube. One person per tube.
Shark Slide - Must be able to carry own tube. One person per tube.
Treehouse Harbor - Fun for all ages. Slide only for children.
Swirlpools - Must be 48" and taller and a strong swimmer. Deepest
water in park, 7'.
Itty Bitty Surf City - For our small guests 42" and under.
Cascade Body Flumes - Small children may ride on parent's lap without
a tube. Single riders may ride with or without a tube.
Endless River - Fun for all ages. Small children may ride with parent.
Do you have First Aid personnel?
Raging Rivers is committed to ensure the safety of our guests. The
park employs certified American Red Cross Lifeguards and is staffed by
certified EMTs during operating hours and during any special function.
First Aid is located just past the Port of Call Gift Shop.
What is the smoking policy?
Raging Rivers is a non-smoking park; however, you may smoke in the
parking lot where benches are provided.
Are there any hotel packages available?
We offer several local hotel packages. Please contact the hotels
directly for rates and reservations; see our Deals page for more
What happens in case of rain?
Rain checks will be issued only if the park is closed due to bad
weather. No rain checks will be issued within one (1) hour of closing.
No cash refunds will be issued.
Are there any Next-Day Ticket specials?
Be sure to purchase your Next-Day Tickets for $10 each before leaving
the park on your first day. Next-Day Tickets may also be purchased
when you buy your first day tickets.
Who do I contact regarding ticket donation requests?
Please visit our Contact page and click on Donation Requests – Info
for more information.
When are the Fourth of July fireworks?
Grafton, IL usually has their fireworks display at the end of June.
Are there other things to do around Grafton and Alton, Illinois?
Absolutely! Be sure to visit
Grafton's website as well as the
Convention & Visitors Bureau for many things to see and do in the
Are you hiring?
Please visit our
Employment page for more information and an application.