Geyser Falls Offers Fun in the Sun

Choctaw, Miss. Newscenter 11's first one-tank trip took us to the Pearl River Resort to get a look around the Geyser Falls Water Park.

Families looking for a fun getaway need look no further than Philadelphia. Geyser Falls is a 23-acre water park just a few miles from the Pearl River Resort that features plenty for everyone, no matter how much of a thrill-seeker you are.

"It features 12 major water slides," said PR manager, Erica Clemons. "We also have a beautiful lazy river, eight acres of white sand beaches over at the Clearwater Key. There is something for everyone here at Geyser Falls."

There are attractions for everyone from the kids to grandma. And the water park also boasts reasonable prices at a convenient location.

"Geyser Falls is a wonderful place. It's right here, it's local," Clemons said. "And we just like to say that it's like the Caribbean without the airfare."

As more people have discovered Geyser Falls over the years, the crowds have grown. And Clemons warns that is something you should expect.

"It's always a crowd here, especially on Saturdays, but if you come during the week you can get a smaller crowd," said Clemons. "But still be prepared to stand in line. We ask that people really hydrate on these hot summer days."

Geyser Falls is adding a new event beginning July 4 to cool off your evening. Every Thursday they're holding a Beach Bash at the stage at Clearwater Key with new bands each week.

The Independence Day celebration will feature the Molly Ringwalds at 7 p.m. Clemons says they anticipate a big crowd.

"You have a concert on the beach; who wouldn't be interested in that?" said Clemons. "That's what the summer's all about. It's all about the excitement, getting out there and having a good time, and no better place to do that than at Clearwater Key, at our Beach Bash starting July 4th."

General admission is $35 for adults. Senior citizens and children under 48-inches tall get in for $25. Kids three and under always get in free. There are also discounts for season ticket holders and groups.