No Construction Yet But Water Park Rides Named
While no rides are visible at the planned Scuttle’s Island Water Park in North Augusta, some of the rides now have names and descriptions, according to the park’s website.
The planned water park, located off Exit 5 on North Augusta’s north side, was originally scheduled to open on Memorial Day but so far there has been no construction on the site and no word on when it will begin. Many of the slides for the attractions have already been built, though, and kept in storage. The $21 million project plans to have 24 attractions, including the tallest water slide in the Southeast and the second-largest wave pool in the Southeast.
According to the website, some of the featured attractions are Scuttle’s Cove, a 34,000-square-foot wave pool; Walk the Plank, a 90-foot slide; Pirates Plunge, a 70-foot slide, Crow’s Nest, a 54-foot slide complex; Ship Wreck Falls, a family raft ride; and Not So Lazy River, a 2,000-foot-long river that features rapids and a waterfall.
There will also be Oscar’s Galley, the park’s main restaurant; The Jolly Roger, a Mexican-themed bar/restaurant; an ice cream parlor; and food kiosks throughout the park.
Scuttle’s Island plans to employ about 100 people during the season between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and draw 250,000 to 300,000 visitors.