Girl on a water slide at Buccaneer Bay, the Indoor water park at Honey Creek Resort

Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park

Whatever the weather is outside, it's a tropical party at our Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park.

COVID-19 Closure

After careful consideration with Iowa State Parks and public health officials, Honey Creek Resort's lodging, waterpark, activities building, golf course, and restaurant will be closing completely beginning Sunday, March 22, and re-opening Friday, May 22, in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.

We are focused on creating a great guest experience, and the health and safety of our employees and guests is our highest priority. We hope this temporary closure supports the national and global effort and look forward to seeing you at our property at a more opportune time this year. Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.


Zoom down the two-story water slide, float down the lazy river, relax poolside, and soak in the hot tub. Buccaneer Bay also features a snack bar and arcade, and it's the perfect place for your next birthday party, school celebration, family vacation, or reunion.

Please note: All children age 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the water park. Guests must be 48 inches tall to use the water slide.

Tubes for the lazy river are provided. Basketballs for the activity area are provided. Please, no dive toys, water guns, inflatable rafts, etc.

Water Park Admission

Resort Guests:

  • Lodge Room guests receive four wristbands to use each day of their stay
  • One-Bedroom Cottage guests receive eight wristbands
  • Two-Bedroom Cottage guests receive 10 wristbands
  • Four-Bedroom Cottage guests receive 12 wristbands
  • RV Park guests receive 4 wristbands

Non-Resort Guests:

  • Monday-Thursday: $10 per wristband
  • Friday-Sunday: $12 per wristband
  • Spectator Fee: $3

Snack Bar

Our snack bar serves a variety of appetizers, snacks, and beverages.

Birthday Parties

Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park is available for parties every day of the week. To reserve your event, call us at 641-724-1413.

Please note: No outside food or beverages are allowed. A 21% gratuity and 7% applicable taxes will apply.

Pirate Pete Birthday Party Bash - $15 per guest

This party package includes:

  • One water park wristband per guest
  • 12-inch pizza (two slices per guest; choice of cheese, pepperoni, or supreme)
  • Beverages to include assorted soft drinks
  • Reserved seating inside water park for two hours (seating for up to 20 guests)
  • Party hostess
  • Buccaneer Bay birthday cake (optional; $30 additional fee)
  • Personalized invitations (optional; $3 additional fee)

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