Best US wake parks: Cable park wakeboarding in United States

May 02, 2017 BY Jim Horner

With wake parks springing up all over the place, wakeboarders are spoilt for choice. But as popularity of cable park wakeboarding in United States increases, figuring out where to visit becomes more difficult. So, check out this list of the best US wake parks, put together by a well travelled American wakeboarder.

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To sort the great from the merely good parks, you have to pay attention to the types of cables and features available. You also have to consider the cost, park size and any safety or age requirements. And since so many parks combine wakeboarding with other features, it’s important to think about what else is on offer too.

Cable park wakeboarding in United States

If you’re an experienced wakeboarder you probably know what to look for. But if it’s your first time heading to a wake park don’t sweat it. Simply rock up, buy a day pass, rent the equipment, sign a waiver and you’re ready to go. There’s no need to bring anything – except towel and boardies – as most parks supply you with the basics.

The system 2.0 training cable is for those who are new to wakeboarding. It helps introduce beginners to the fundamentals of the sport and allows them to master the basics. A full size cable system provides riders the opportunity to become more comfortable with riding features and feels more like riding behind a boat.

Park features are essentially elements positioned throughout the water that riders can practice on to improve their skills. Features are often placed so that the difficulty gradually increases with each obstacle.

10 best US wake parks

Without further ado let’s find out about cable park wakeboarding in United States. In no particular order we believe these are the 10 best US wake parks.

About the author: Jim is an avid outdoor enthusiast who spends his days getting outside in search of the stoke. Growing up in the Midwest he was surrounded by lakes and the opportunity to get in the water was ever present. Since then, he’s focused on chasing action sports including finding the best cable park wakeboarding in United States. When not behind (or driving) a boat he’s writing at Digandflow.com.

Wake Island, Pleasant Grove, California

Season: April – October

Park size: 80 acre water sports park.

Cost: Discount for membership holders (membership – $99). Cost varies with the day of week and time of day. One hour ($19-$39), two hours ($29-$49), four hours ($39-$59), full day ($49-$69). All access annual pass ($950), weekday only annual pass ($700).

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Minimum age for main cable lake is 10. Ages seven to nine require a lesson and/or test before being able to ride the cable system. An adult must be present with every rider under 48″. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest are required.

Cable system: (1) Five-tower counterclockwise Sesitec system,(1) two-tower system.

Features: 10 in total, including four kickers, wedge, dragon rail, flatbox, transfer box, pipe, and A-frame.

Additional park amenities/events: Aqua park, zip line, flyboarding, camping nearby, camps, lessons, 16 acre boat lake, eight acre paddle boarding lagoon.

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Terminus Wake Park, Cartersville, Georgia

Season: April 1st – September 3rd

Park size: Part of LakePoint Cable Park, a 1,200 acre sport tournament destination centre.

Cost: Two hours ($35), four hours ($45), full day ($55), week ($195), month ($350), annual ($1,100). If staying at either the Sleep Inn or Main Stay, located across from the park, a discount is offered on park passes and equipment rentals.

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an digital waiver. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest required. No age minimum or limit.

Cable system: (2) Six-tower clockwise Sesitec systems, (1) Sesitec 2.0 system.

Features: Unit XL kicker, Raph Derome Unit signature rail and Pool Gap Unit Parktech signature rail. This park plans on bringing in more signature rails found in no other Us wake park – a great reason to be included in this guide to cable park wakeboarding in United States.

Additional park amenities/events: There are events on a regular basis. Next up is the Demo Series, taking place on April 29th. Enjoy a day of free wakeboarding, demos and instruction.

The Quarry Cable Park & Grill, Crystal Lake, Illinois

Season: Opens early fall

Park size: Part of the 32-acre Crystal Lake Three Oaks Recreational Centre

Cost: Two hours ($35), four hours ($45), full day ($55), twilight pass ($30) *Mon-Thur 1.5 hours before sunset, annual ($850). Multi-passes: Five two hour passes ($165), ten two hour passes ($315), five four hour passes ($210), ten four hour passes $405), five full day ($250), ten full day ($495)

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest required

Cable system: (1) Six-tower counterclockwise Sesitec cable systems,(2) 2.0 two-tower system

Features: 12+ features – Unit Parktec Double Elbow Rail, Grom Rainbow, (2) kicker medium, kicker large, kicker XL, up box, transition curb, double transition rail, three stair pool, down rail long, and flat down ledge. With so many features one of the best US wake parks.

Additional park amenities/events: Lessons, equipment rental, fire pits, sand volleyball courts, paddle boards, swimming beach, hiking trails, camping and hotels nearby, Tap and Grill.

Cajun X Cables, Lafayette, Louisiana

Season: March – October

Park size: 22 acres

Cost: Two hours ($25), four hours ($30), full day ($40), annual ($1200 after May, before May $900). Children under eight ($20/hour).

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Additional document information (insurance) required for minors. Children eight and younger can only access the beginner 2.0 training lake. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest required.

Cable system: (1) Six-tower counterclockwise Sesitec system.

Features: Nine in total – Unit Parktec Tech rail, three medium pipes, kickers, sliders, pipe rail, 13 m flatbar, rooftop kickers and Henshaw rail. These great features mean it is one of the best US wake parks in this guide to cable park wakeboarding in United states.

Additional park amenities/events: Equipment rental, camping, food facilities.

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Wake Nation, Fairfield, Ohio

Season: Opens for summer season

Park size: 10 acres

Cost: Two hours ($30), four hours ($35), full day ($40), annual ($650) after May, before May $900). Children under eight ($20/hour).

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Ages five plus restricted to the practice pond. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest required.

Cable system: (1) Six-tower counterclockwise Sesitec system, (1) Practice pon 

Features: Custom built rails, ramps and boxes.

Additional park amenities/events: Lessons, kneeboarding, waterpark, water skiing, food facilities, camping.

BSR Cable Park, Waco, Texas

Season: Opens for summer season

Park size: Situated on 2 acre lake

Cost: Two hours ($25), four hours  ($30), full day ($40). Fri/Sat/Sun Additional Charge ($10)

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Open to ages six plus. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest required.

Cable system: (1) Six-tower clockwise system.

Features: Nine in total – Kawasaki rail, rooftop, two wave kickers, A-frame, C-rail, kink rail, 8” round flatbar and funbox.

Additional park amenities/events: Lazy River & Supper Slide aka Royal Flush available, equipment rentals, boat lake, summer camps, lessons, bar & grill. Definitely one of the best US wake parks in this guide to cable park wakeboarding in United states.

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Quest ATX, Austin, Texas

Season: March 3rd – November 20th

Park size: 130 acres, full facility

Cost: Two hours ($20Youth,$30Adult), four hours ($25Y,$35A), full day ($30Y,$40A), monthly ($155-$195), monthly ($495), student semester ($275), annual ($1200).

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest required .

Cable system: (1) Six-tower Sesitec system, (1) 2.0 two-tower system.

Features: Custom UNIT Parktec rails.

Additional park amenities/events: Mountain biking, camps, instruction, equipment rentals.

Roseland Wake Park, Canandaigua, New York

Season: May – October

Park size: 26 acres

Cost: Two hours ($35), four hours ($40), full day ($45), five passes ($200), 10 passes ($350), annual ($750).

Safety/age requirements: Ages five plus. Children under seven are required to take a lesson before riding on the full cable. All riders must complete a waiver. Helmet and US Coast Guard approved life vest required.

Cable system: (1) Full size continuous cable, (2) Practice cables

Features: Inflatable obstacles such as slides and beams.

Additional park amenities/events: Camps, theme nights, stand up paddle board, equipment rentals, lessons.

Jibtopia Wake Park, Semora, North Carolina

Cost: One hour ($20), two hours ($30), four hours ($30), full day ($49), one week ($195), monthly ($395), three month ($795), annual ($995).

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Riders aged seven to 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Helmet and Coast Guard approved life vest required.

Cable system: (3) 2.0 Sesitec systems across 3 pools for different skill levels.

Features: 30+ features – hand rail, kink ledge, hubba ledge, triple dipple, incline rail, pool rail, big kick, medium kick, dance floor, roof top, and flat rail with bank walls.

Additional park amenities/events: Five day wakeboarding camps, bar & grill, beach, swimming, horseback riding, ATV trails, camping.

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McCormicks Waterski Wakeboard and Cable Park, Seffner, Florida

Cost: One hour ($25), two hours ($28), four hours ($35), full day ($48).

Safety/age requirements: You must complete an online waiver. Helmet and Coast Guard approved life vest required.

Cable system: (1) Five-tower Rixen clockwise system, (2) LittleBro two-tower system

Features: Nine in total including a fun box, black ollie box, rainbow rail, two transitional kickers, regular kicker, transfer/kink rail, rooftop, & incline pipe making it one of the best US wake parks. 

Additional park amenities/events: Waterski school, lessons, camps, boat lake, accommodations, equipment rentals.

With so many options for cable park wakeboarding in United States it can be difficult to choose the best facility for your needs. No matter whether you’re new to wakeboarding or an advanced rider, every park in this list of the 10 best US wake parks has the facilities and training grounds to help you improve.

Remember, if you’re just starting out, don’t get discouraged if you get sent to the training pond or if you need a formal lesson on a beginner cable. Everyone has to start somewhere. And with a little patience and practice you’ll be sliding the rails like a pro.

We hope you have found this article about cable park wakeboarding in United States useful. Did we include your local spot? Or do you feel we have missed an obvious candidate for the best US wake parks? Then please leave us a comment, and check out our other wakeboarding articles.

 
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