Stay cool with waterslides, splash pools and play structures at Volcano Island, an island-themed waterpark in Sterling, Virginia.

Volcano Island Waterpark is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, 2021.


Features & Attractions

Get lost in a tropical paradise at Volcano Island Waterpark, Sterling’s favorite place cool off and have fun! Located within Algonkian Regional Park, Volcano Island is loaded with fun features for adults and kids.

Our waterslides offer a pair of riveting rides, including 230 feet of fun on the open slide, or a thrilling 170 foot ride in complete darkness on the closed slide!

A large main pool offers splashing and swimming space for everyone – and includes an awesome tree stump slide – a fast, quick ride that delivers guests into four feet of cool water!

The centerpiece of Volcano Island is a huge play feature that has tube slides, open slides, fountains, squirters, platforms and of course, a giant 500-gallon dumping bucket. Positioned in shallow water, the play feature is great for young and old alike. The shallow area also features a small kiddie slide.

And there’s more! Our splash pad offers water cannons, showers, sprinklers, buckets and more – a great place for the kids and you too. Then there’s our Neos game. Remember the hand held game Simon where you had to mimic the computers sequence? 

Well think of that, only on a giant, 10 foot wide scale! It’s a great time when you feel like getting out of the water for a bit. And it’s free. 

Our challenging and fun miniature golf course is right next to the waterpark, and offers 18 holes of fun. 

Of course your day wouldn’t be complete without food, drinks and more - available at the Paradise Café.

The Paradise Cafe is stocked with all your favorites! Sit outside under the large shade umbrellas and enjoy a great lunch, then head back and cool off under the bucket!  

Know Before You Go

While you are enjoying our aquatic facilities, you can feel secure knowing that you are being closely monitored by licensed aquatics staff. “Safety is golden” is the mantra of our staff, who take their jobs seriously and hold the safety of you and your family in the highest regard. They are regularly tested for equipment readiness, situation recognition and professionalism. Swim with care, but do so knowing that our team of guards is ready to assist you should the need arise. Enjoy your day at our waterparks!

To protect the health and safety of our employees and guests, we follow Social Distancing Standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control. These standards will be strictly enforced.  

Social Distancing is a shared responsibility between our guests and the park. We provide guidance, but we count on our guests to follow this guidance in order to maintain the safest conditions for all guests and staff members.

Customers will be asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times from other parties. Social distancing standards in the water and in line for slides is 10’.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present.  No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the waterpark.

The number of admission tickets has been reduced to meet the current guidelines.  We suggest waiting in your vehicle until the line subsides to enter the waterpark. 

Hours of operation have been adjusted to maximize use.  Please check social media or for updates about weather closures, capacity, or other changes.

Face coverings should be worn by un-vaccinated guests when entering the waterpark; when in line at food and retail areas,  in locker rooms and restrooms, or when 6’ social distance cannot be maintained.

Frequent sanitation practices will continue. We are cleaning, counters, credit card keypads, door handles, restrooms, locker rooms, concessions tables, and other high-touch surfaces on a regular basis.  

Please consider changing into your bathing suits and showering at home to reduce chances for exposure. 

If the bathroom or locker rooms are full, please wait outside until guests exit.

Please refrain from touching retail items unless you plan to purchase them.

Deck chairs and lockers will be sanitized once daily.

Hand sanitizer will be available at points throughout the waterpark.We appreciate your patience and understanding as our employees diligently work to provide a safe environment for everyone. 

Group visitation must meet current guidelines.  Specific areas will be designated for group use during waterpark visit.

Concessions operations will offer a streamlined menu.  No refills will be offered for drinks.  Sorry, no souvenir sports mug use or sales this year.

Annual Waterpark Passes will be valid this year, but do not guarantee admission when the waterpark is at capacity.

The waterpark and some features may be running at limited capacity due to state mandate or staffing levels.

Please do not move tables and chairs.  They have been positioned to maintain proper social distancing between you and others.

Please do not congregate with those outside of your group.

Please put all of your trash in the trash cans provided.

If the waterpark is at capacity, you may have to wait in line to re-enter.  Admission is not guaranteed based on passholder status or online ticket purchase (where applicable).

Lifeguards are focused on scanning the water, not enforcing social distancing or mask wearing.  If you have a concern, please ask to speak to a manager and discuss your concerns.





Volcano Island Waterpark
20015 Volcano Island Drive
Sterling, VA 20165
United States

T 703-430-7683

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A very good water park

It's small and very good water park, especially the safety is the top priority in this water park. Lifeguards everywhere in the water park and they do amazing job. Kids will have fun.

Google Review - 09/04/2019 by Dilip K.

Very affordable water park

This is a very affordable water park that is both entertaining and very accommodating. The lifeguards are very attentive and helpful.

Google Review - 08/14/2019 by Fatima J.

A wonderful hidden gem!

If your looking for a fun calm and exciting place for kids and adults alike this is it. Secluded and just a wonderful hidden gem! Kids were safe and lifeguards are amazingly observant. Its a great place!

Google Review - 07/17/2019 by Roselyn V.