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Escape To Paradise

Join us for a day in paradise! At over 7 acres in size and with crystal clear blue waters, there are endless ways for the whole family to enjoy the day at the Lagoon.

The Lagoon Day Pass gives you access to the nation's first Crystal Lagoon®. Included with your visit is access to a tropical beach paradise, swimming in clear water, Slidezilla the inflatable slide, family lawn games, beach toys, beach volleyball, and access to the swim-up bar.

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icon SUNSET BEACH coming soon
icon CABANA COVE Semi-private area with its own bar. Cabanas available to rent via Lagoon Management Team or online.
icon THE SANDBAR The Epperson Lagoon’s Swim-Up Bar accessible from The Hub and the water
icon ENTRY Entry point for all Residents, Guests and Daily Visitors
icon THE HUB A central spot for events and concerts under a shaded canopy with a stage and sound system
icon DOCK Place to launch any rented watercrafts like paddleboards and kayaks
icon THE REEF Onsite food, drinks and retail
icon SLIDE for year-round enjoyment. Included in your Day Pass!
icon WATER OBSTACLE COURSE Incredibly fun floating obstacle. Use via Play Pass or see Lagoon Management Team for hourly fee options
icon ADVENTURE BAY The spot with lots of activity
icon GASPARILLA ISLAND Our family-friendly spot features the area with wading water depths and an island with sandy beaches and palm trees
icon PENINSULA TIKI Available for hourly rental via onsite Lagoon Management Team or online
icon TIKI Available for hourly rental via onsite Lagoon Management Team or online
icon VR EXPERIENCE The virtual reality diving experience is one like no other. Strap on your virtual reality headset and experience what it’s like to sky dive, snorkel on a beautiful coral reef, or navigate around in outer space.

Plan Your Day

Our Hours

Tickets and activities at Epperson Lagoon are valid for one year from purchase date and nonrefundable. Please see inclement weather raincheck policy.

Seasonal Lagoon Water Activity Hours

Monday - Sunday11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Seasonal Lagoon Bar Hours

Monday - Tuesday11:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday11:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Sunday11:00 AM — 8:00 PM

Lagoon Day Pass

The Lagoon Day Pass gives you access to the nation’s first Crystal Lagoon®. Included with your visit is access to a tropical beach paradise, swimming in clear water, Slidezilla the inflatable slide, family lawn games, beach toys, beach volleyball, and access to the swim-up bar.

Water Obstacle Course

Challenge yourself to a 45-minute obstacle course session. Sessions start one hour after the lagoon opens and are held every hour on the hour.This includes a 5-minute safety instructional and 40 mins on the obstacle course. 

Kayak/Paddleboards

Upgrade your day by exploring the lagoon with an hour-long paddle board or kayak session. Boats are not reserved; usage-based on availability. Participants must be a minimum of 42 inches tall to receive their own vessel.

Beach Umbrellas

Daily umbrella rental allows you to enjoy some shade as you lounge in our complimentary chairs on the beach.

BEACH UMBRELLAS ARE NOT FOR THE VIP AREA

Premium Seating

Single chair purchases include a chair in our exclusive Cabana Cove area. Umbrellas are not guaranteed with chair purchase.

CHAIR RENTAL DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION

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FAQs

What is Epperson Lagoon?

The Epperson Lagoon is the first-of-its-kind amenity in the United States. It is a 7.5 acre lagoon for the Epperson community in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Non-residents will be granted limited access to the lagoon for a fee.

What is the price for admission? What is included in admission?

Non-residents pay $24.95 plus tax per adult and $22.95 per child ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. This includes your access into the Lagoon for swimming, slide, free lounge chairs on our beach,  along with access to The Sand Bar and its resort style swim up bar. There are options to upgrade your day with water recreational rentals, exclusive entry into the Cabana Cove with its private shaded seating, along with renting any of our 3 Tiki’s for your large group parties.

What can I bring to the Lagoon?

You can bring your beach umbrella, towels, sunscreen, one pool noodle per person, bottles of water or refillable water bottle, and water toys. 

Inclement weather policy?

The safety of all our guests is our top priority. Therefore, inclement weather may cause us to temporarily close the lagoon. We ask that all guests adhere to weather warnings and seek shelter. Tickets and activities at Epperson Lagoon are nontransferable and nonrefundable. You cannot cancel or get a refund for a ticket or activity.

Mandatory inclement weather safety guidelines:

Lighting Mileage Procedures

15 miles – paddleboards & kayaks come back to dock

10 miles – all guests clear out of water including obstacle course, Island, and Lagoon

5 miles – all guest must exit park

Managers will give approval for guests to re-enter the park after immediate threat of lightning strikes have passed and after a reasonable amount of time has passed. It is at the company’s discretion whether the park will remain closed or reopen after weather events.

Hurricane Exception 

In the event that a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Tampa area—or for your place of residence—within 3 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may be able to reschedule or cancel your tickets.

Epperson Lagoon appreciates your understanding and our commitment to the safety of staff and guests.

How do I purchase a day pass to the Epperson Lagoon?

Day passes can be purchased online, which will guarantee you a spot in the lagoon in the instance that the Lagoon hits maximum capacity. You also have the option of walking up to guest service window to purchase a ticket.

How can I rent cabana’s and premium seating?

Cabana Cove rentals can be purchased by calling guest services at 813-527-0775. Cabana Cove rentals do not include admission and have to be paid for at the time a reservation is made. To enter Cabana Cove you must have a wristband.

Are lifeguards on duty?

The lagoon is a swim-at-your-own-risk facility. Please be advised that there are no lifeguards on duty. If anyone in your party needs a lifejacket we have them placed at entrance ramp or you can visit the Floatz tent water activity rentals tent.

What should I wear to the lagoon?

The Epperson Lagoon is a family-friendly environment. You must wear appropriate beach/swim attire at all times. No thongs or Brazilian cut bath suits. For the health and safety of all our guests, children in diapers are required to wear a swim diaper when entering the lagoon waters.

Are food and beverages for sale?

Yes, we will have food trucks and a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages available for sale. For your convenience we have water fountains located throughout the lagoon grounds. You are also welcome to bring your own bottles of water and use our filtered refill stations to keep hydrated. If you have any dietary restrictions and having any concerns please contact guest services.

Can my children access the lagoon without me?

Patrons under the age of 13 years old must be accompanied by a patron that is at least 13 years or older.*

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