Allow us to kick up your summer fun a few notches. Consider it a waterslide on steroids. We can guarantee you won't find anything like the fun that awaits this summer in Lake Orion.

Of course, you could find a waterslide somewhere else across Michigan, but you'll need to head to Lake Orion to see the state's only 'launch' waterslide. The Water Warrior Island water park is located at Bald Mountain Recreation Area in Lake Orion and is definitely for thrill seekers.

Nestled on a beach, guests get to enjoy slides, runways, swings, jumping pillows, and bouncers all connected for intense summer fun. Back again this year is a slide that challenges your inner daredevil and sends you soaring!

Welcome to the "Warrior Whoa Slide"!  According to reports, it was the first one in the country. There are three slides each being 30 feet high. Riders slide down at around a 75-degree angle heading for the bottom where they are launched high into the air toward splashing in the water.

“It launches you about 20 feet out. Each slide launches you a little higher", Water Warrior Island co-owner, Sam Fulton said.

Riders need to weigh at least 75 lbs for catapulting down the slides. The cost is $5 for one slide, $10 for three slides, $15 for five slides, or $25 for 10 slides. For $55 you can have unlimited trips down the slide starting at 6 pm Monday-Thursday, and weekends starting at 7 pm. There is also the ultimate pass that gets you access to the island and unlimited slide rides for $75.

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Keep in mind, that Bald Mountain Recreation Area does require a State Recreation Pass to get in. If you didn't add it to your driver's license this year you can pay $18 at the entrance and you'll be covered for a full year at any of the Michigan State Parks.

For more information on the slides, island, kayak & paddle board rentals, and floating cabanas and to purchase tickets for all activities visit

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