Beat the Heat in the “Hub City”

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

May 11, 2022

By: Camille Hughes

Jump into the deep end and have some fun in the sun while keeping cool this summer in the 806! From lazy rivers to water slides and lakes, Lubbock has you covered. Cool off and enjoy these spots with friends and family all summer long.

Lubbock Water Rampage

Live like a pirate in the Caribbean for a day at Lubbock Water Rampage. Here, the kids can walk the plank and live out their pirate dreams in the three themed pools. Not only is this a great option for the littles, parents can also sit back, relax and enjoy an adult beverage in the shade. This is the perfect spot for families to get together and have some fun in the sun.


Looking for a little adventure in the water? Swing by Dunbar Historic Lake and check out SupLBK! Here, 76.5 acres of water are free to roam while you stand-up paddleboard. SupLBK offers tutorials and classes, for those a little more hesitant. Don’t miss this fun opportunity with your friends right here in the 806. Practice makes perfect and they’re here all summer folks!

Texas Tech University Leisure Pool

If you’re looking to relax and enjoy being in the water all day long, let me introduce you to the largest leisure pool on a collegiate campus in the United States. With a 645-foot lazy river, 25-person hot tub, 10-foot drop slide, eight-lane lap pool and plenty of other inviting amenities, Texas Tech’s Leisure pool is one you won’t want to miss. Be sure to check the website for family hours and admission prices. Wreck ‘Em!

Buffalo Springs Lake

Summer nights are perfect for spending time in the lake or under the stars. Take your pick of living on lake time at Buffalo Springs Lake, with one-day activities or camping opportunities to choose from. There are plenty of great fishing spots around the lake on foot or on a boat. If you aren’t planning on boating, there are two great beaches where you are able to splash around all day and cool down. Visit their website for more information and to see upcoming events.

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