If you are looking for an all-inclusive getaway, then Soaring Eagle Waterpark is the place to go. This is fun for the whole family, with plenty of water features to make sure everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, enjoy the time spent here. This waterpark is connected to a hotel, so you can play all day and then head to your room to fall exhausted into bed, just to get up the next day and do it all over again.
Continue reading to learn more about Soaring Eagle Waterpark. Find out about policies, pricing and location. Get some insight into the attractions and things to do. Learn what others have to say about the park, and get all the information you need to plan a visit.
Soaring Eagle Waterpark Overview
Soaring Eagle Waterpark is located at 5665 East Pickard Road in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. It is part of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. It is also a hotel, offering a range of rooms. This complex is one large attraction and vacation destination. It is owned and operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation. The waterpark is attached to a hotel and is located mostly indoors.
In the waterpark, you will find a variety of water attractions and special spaces. Get your chance to surf wild waters on the Flow Rider. Kids will love hanging out at Biish Falls, which includes a number of water features, such as slides, sprays and the giant bucket that dumps 317 gallons of water throughout each hour. Additional attractions for kids include Little Beaver's Bend and Gizi's Splash and Dunk. There's also a unique rock-climbing experience featuring a foam wall that ascends from the pool.
Older guests will enjoy Otter's Run, the longest water slide in the park. It winds outdoors and features turns, loops and twists to offer an amazing ride. Those looking for more fun can enjoy Loon's Loop. This ride is three stories tall and uses inner tubes to slide through its twists and turns. If you'd rather relax, you can enjoy the kidney-shaped hot tub, Hot Springs, or hang out on the sun deck or in a cabana. You may also enjoy the Pool, sauna and steam room.
If you are looking for fun out of the water, send the kids to Nokomis for some Native American storytelling or give them a chance at some fun in the arcade. Teens may enjoy just hanging out in the Teen Room. A nice stroll in the courtyard could add a little romance, or you can all split up and check out Waabooz Run, the golf course, or the Native cultural exhibits in the Ziibiwing Center. If you are a fan of games of chance, try out the Soaring Eagle Casino.
There is no lack of places to stay within the complex either. The Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park is located on the beach and provides water, sewer and electric hook ups. It has 67 lots for rent that have concrete pads, fire pits, tables and free Wi-Fi. The park also has swimming, fishing, a clubhouse, a playground, a laundry area and special events.
Of course, you can also stay at the 243-room hotel. Rooms feature mini-fridges, microwaves, sinks, television and ironing supplies. If you book a hotel room, you get waterpark passes included in the price. The hotel has six different room options. These include the following:
- Standard room with one king-size bed or two queen beds
- Courtyard patio room with one king-size bed or two queen beds
- Eagle suite with one king-size bed and two total rooms
- Golden Eagle King suite with two total rooms, one king-size bed, sofa bed and pull-down bed
- Eagle's Nest suite with a kid’s area, one king bed or two queen beds, bunk beds
- Little Eagle suite with two queen-size beds, separate living area with sofa bed and pull-down bed
Beyond what to do and where to stay, Soaring Eagle is also home to great places to eat. The Nbakade Family Restaurant is a wonderful stop for a delicious meal. This restaurant serves pizza, pasta, burgers, sandwiches and breakfast with waffles, eggs, pancakes, meats and pastries. The Nbakade Family Restaurant is open every day. Hours may vary.
If you are looking for a little faster food, then stop by either the Wiisinidaa "Let Us Eat" food court or Gizi's Snack Shop. Wiisinidaa serves up food right in the waterpark. Enjoy pizza, chicken tenders, burgers and hot dogs, along with ice cream. Gizi's is a self-serve stop where you can also get chips, drinks and other snacks.
Best Times to Visit and Pricing
If you want to visit Soaring Eagle Waterpark, you can get just day passes that will let you enjoy the attractions for one day. Day pass rates are as follows:
all day pass weekdays
pass after 4 p.m. weekdays
all day pass weekends and holidays
pass after 4 p.m. weekends and holidays
Holidays include days when school is not in session. Prices are for any guest over the age of 4. Those ages 3 and under get in free. Sometimes the park does limit day passes due to hotel occupancy. Passes are always included when you book a stay at the hotel.
Sometimes the park runs specials and promotions where you can get more for your money. Some examples include the following:
Pizza Wave Craze
Booking a standard room gets you free waterpark passes, one large pizza and a pitcher of soda pop.
Chef's BBQ on the Bricks
Features grilled foods, along with salads, sides and special drink prices.
This special weekend has prize drawings, photos, special giveaways, movies and story time.
While these specific specials are not always offered, the waterpark is always running specials, so be sure to check out which ones are happening now on the website. The park is also open for birthdays and other special celebrations. There are party packages that allow for nice discounts on food and fun.
The park is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the park is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Weekdays, excluding holidays or school breaks, are the best time to visit if you want to avoid a crowd.
Here is a look at some common questions asked about the waterpark, hotel and other areas around Soaring Eagle.
1. How do I get pricing for hotel rooms?
Hotel room rates can change daily. The most accurate pricing is available when you book a room online or by calling the hotel. You can book a room 24 hours a day. You will need to have the number of people who will be staying and know which type of room you would like. Keep in mind that free waterpark passes are included for the number of people in the room based on the room's maximum occupancy. Some packages may not include passes to the waterpark. You will be charged the room rate, taxes and a resort fee. The resort fee covers extra services, such as coffee and towels.
2. When are check-in and checkout times?
Checkout is at 11:00 a.m., but waterpark passes on the day of checkout are valid until the park closes. Check-in times are at 4:00 p.m., but early check-in may be available.
3. Can I buy a seasonal pass to the waterpark?
No. Seasonal passes are not available. However, you can buy a day pass if they are available.
4. If I stay in the RV park, do I get free water passes?
No, you will not get free passes, but you do get a 50 percent discount on day pass prices.
5. How can I get around the property besides walking?
Soaring Eagle offers a shuttle service to take guests between buildings and attractions as a free service. It runs 24 hours a day with pick up at the main waterpark entrance every 30 minutes.
6. Do waterpark attractions have height or weight limitations?
Yes, most do. Biish Falls is only for those 52 inches tall or less. Otter's Run is for those 40 inches tall or more and under 250 pounds. The limits for Loon's Loop are 48 inches tall or more and 250 pounds or a maximum two-person weight of 400 pounds. Other attractions also have restrictions for height. There may be other restrictions. For example, Hot Springs is only for those 13 and older unless accompanied by a parent. Some attractions are not approved for small children. Life jackets may also be required for certain guests on some attractions.
When you are looking for something different on your next vacation, check out Soaring Eagle Waterpark. This place has a little bit of everything. There is no getting bored when there is so much to explore. The waterpark alone provides days of fun, but with many additional attractions on site, this is a vacation destination where you can have a great time without ever having to travel far.