Beat the Heat in the “Hub City”

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

July 26, 2021

By: Camille Hughes

As the temps rise this summer, beat the heat by heading to Lubbock’s most refreshing attractions! What sounds better than diving into the pool or jumping in the lake with your friends and family as we escape the West Texas sun? Luckily for us, the “Hub City” can handle the heat. Take a look below for the hottest ways to cool off as the summer months continue on. 

Texas Tech University Leisure Pool

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Tech’s leisure pool is no exception! With a 645-foot lazy river, 25-person hot tub, 10-foot drop slide, eight-lane lap pool and plenty of other inviting amenities, this is one you won’t want to miss. Be sure to check the website for family hours and admission prices. 

Fun fact: This is the largest leisure pool on a collegiate campus in the United States! Wreck ‘em!

Lubbock Water Rampage

Ships ahoy! At Lubbock Water Rampage, imagination runs as free as the water in the lazy river. This is the perfect spot for families to get together and have some fun in the sun! 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!


If you love the lake and a little adventure, try something new and stop by Dunbar Historic Lake to give SupLBK a go! 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. Trust us, you’ll be a pro in no time. 

Buffalo Springs Lake

Buffalo Springs Lake has a variety of activities to do both on and off the water. If you are looking to camp under the stars or bring an RV, spots are available on a pay-per-day stay. 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 to choose from where you are able to splash around all day and cool down. Visit their website for more information and to see upcoming events.

Let us follow along on your water adventures using #LiveLoveLubbock


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