This Texas water park features the world’s longest lazy river

Lazy River at Waco Surf in Waco. ( Rob Henson, Waco Surf)

WACO, Texas – As many Texans know, the summer’s heat tends to linger for a while. So for those who are looking for a place to cool off, there’s a waterpark in Waco, Texas that features an 80-foot waterslide and the world’s longest lazy river.

Waco Surf -- formerly BSR Cable Park -- located at 5347 Old Mexia Road, features everything from water slides to a surf lagoon. With four royal flush water slides, the tallest slide stands 80 feet tall, which was built in 2014.

Guests can slide their way down the royal flush before being launched into a lagoon below which is 17 feet deep.

You must be 44 inches or taller to use the Wedge water slides. Life jackets are provided for everyone using the water slides. There is no age restriction for the lazy river. All children under 52 inches must wear a life jacket on the lazy river.

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