Soaring Eagle Water Park
he Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe opened the Soaring Eagle Waterpark in 2012, a 45,000-square foot water park that features a variety of water jumps, slides and other obstacles for guests of all ages to play on. Many of water park features will mirror the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe culture. The 45,000-square-foot indoor waterpark is designed for toddlers, tweens, teens, and adults.
Soaring Eagle Water Park’s facilities and activities include:
Have you ever dreamed of catching a big wave on a surfboard? The FlowRider will give you the chance to “hang ten”—minus the long drive to the coast. Creating a simulated surfing wave powered by a jet engine, the FlowRider simultaneously suctions water from a surrounding pool and pushes it out at a rate of up to 40 miles per hour, allowing aspiring surfers a chance to tame the waves, either by body boarding or standing. Be warned: This is wipeout territory. Definitely not for the faint of heart. This ride is designed for guests at least 42 inches tall for body boarding and 48 inches tall for surfing. Riders must be in good physical condition and free from any physical limitations to participate.
The Teen Lounge is open daily for ages 10 – 17 years old. Filled with lounge chairs, docking stations for phones and tablets, and TV’s it is the perfect place for Teens to kick back and relax!
Designed especially for our younger guests, Biish Falls, located in the center of the Waterpark, includes a giant bucket that dumps 317 gallons of water every time it tips. Watch out for big splashes! Several times each hour, the giant animatronic eagle mother calls to her baby, which is the signal that the bucket is about to tip. This area also features four slides for guests shorter than 52 inches tall, including: Cattails that spray water; Slide that can accommodate a parent and young child riding together; Two side-by-side tube slides; Canoe-shaped slide; Colorful characters like fish, beavers, and turtles.
Topping the list as the Soaring Eagle Waterpark’s longest slide, Otter’s Run is a body slide that allows riders to slip and slide through three stories of bends and loops that wind outside of the Waterpark and back again. Climb up the three-story tower to get an eagle’s eye view of the expansive Waterpark. Then take your seat for the ride of your life. There are no inner tubes involved here—it’s just you against the continuous flow of water. Like Loon’s Loop, the completely enclosed slide features alternating colors that swirl overhead, giving you a visual rush while twirling through the water, eventually depositing you in the relaxing Little Beaver’s Bend river. Guaranteed to keep you coming back for more! Guests must be at least 48 inches tall. Per manufacturer’s requirement, Otter’s Run body slide has a maximum weight restriction of 250 pounds.
Get ready for 30 seconds of thrills, when you’re slipping and sliding through Loon’s Loop. This three-story slide is designed for 1 or 2 riders in inner tubes, which are available at the foot of the slide. Once you climb to the top with your tube in hand, you’ll hop on the slide and get whished through various twists and turns that loop outside the Waterpark at a rapid speed. You are then spun through a 360-degree bowl once or twice before the slide drops you back down into the water, which flows into Little Beaver’s Bend river.
GIZI’S SPLASH AND DUNK
Shoot some hoops with the added fun and challenge of being in the water at Gizi’s Splash and Dunk. A beaver holds the basketball hoop, inviting you to enjoy a splashy pick-up game. Elevated next to this pool you’ll find a relaxing kidney-shaped hot tub. Also nearby, hop on over to the acorn and log crossing, which puts your balancing skills to the test. Here you’ll hop from one floating acorn and log to the other with the aid of a net hanging overhead.
LITTLE BEAVER’S BEND
Our take on a lazy river is a scenic float on the 3-foot-deep river that runs the length of our beautiful Waterpark on an L-shaped curve. Both the Loon’s Loop and Otter’s Run slides empty into this river. Grab an inner tube, lie back, and relax while you float through our “wooded” landscape. It’s reminiscent of a mountain retreat, and you can gaze at the Waterpark’s giant pine tree with an eagle’s nest that features an animatronic mother eagle and her baby. This attraction also is ideal for parents with young children. Treat them to a float ride while you walk alongside.
MAWKA’S MOUNTAIN “BEAR”
This is not your typical rock-climbing wall. Makwa’s Mountain is harness-free, helmet-free, heart-pounding excitement. Starting from our deepest pool, you’ll begin your ascent up this giant concrete wall that’s etched with plenty of cracks, crevices, and outcroppings to help you make the climb. The “mountain” rises eight feet above the surrounding pool. Getting to the top is only part of the fun. From there it’s a free-fall plunge backwards into the 7-foot-deep pool.
You can still enjoy the sun on a warm summer day at the Waterpark by taking advantage of our Sundeck. Located just outside the Waterpark, the Sundeck features lounge chairs, tables, and umbrellas. It’s an ideal spot for lounging with a good book while enjoying some peace and quiet away from the kids. Seasonal Availability.
Who says the Waterpark is just for kids? We’ve got the adults covered, too—especially with our oversized kidney-shaped hot tub. Elevated to give you a good vantage point to watch the kids while unwinding in the 103-degree water, the hot tub is located near Gizi’s Splash and Dunk. With space for 28 people, there’s plenty of room for everyone, so come on in and relax. And don’t forget to visit our Sundeck.
Location: 5665 E. Pickard Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 | (877) 2EAGLE2 | Website | 2.4 mi from Hotel
Mt Pleasant Michigan Major Attractions
Whether you’re looking for a fun and easy family getaway or a big night out on the town with friends, Mt. Pleasant offers a little bit of everything. Explore our extensive parks system, attend a sporting event at Central Michigan University, visit the area’s many museums, restaurants and shops, or enjoy concerts and gaming at Soaring Eagle Casino – there’s something for everyone!
Historic Downtown Mt. Pleasant features fine dining, shopping, and the historic Broadway Theatre. How about a scenic kayak trip down the winding Chippewa River? Let your worries float away at a musical performance at Central Michigan University, or make the journey to the Ziibiwing Cultural Center and learn more about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. You can even hit the fairways at 11 championship golf courses. Whether it’s a casino getaway or a relaxing stay, Mt. Pleasant is the place to be!View Mt Pleasant Major Attractions guide.
Hotels In Mt Pleasant, Michigan: Mt Pleasant Inn & Suites
Experience the comfort and convenience of the Mt Pleasant Inn and Suites, your place to stay when looking for hotels near the Soaring Eagle Casino (2 mi). Our Mt. Pleasant hotel, located just off of the US-127 exit, is minutes away from our historic downtown, scenic parks and a variety of shops. Whatever reason you're looking for hotels in Mt. Pleasant, MI, you'll find us a great value at a great rate. In fact, Booking.com reviewers rate us as Best Value in Mt. Pleasant!
Many of our guests stay here while trying their luck at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Many others are in town for one of CMU's many events - or orientation for their student. Visitors also enjoy playing on one of our nearby championship golf courses. Take a few moments to read our Guest Reviews and see what other guests have to say.
All of our guestrooms feature a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker (with coffee). For your comfort, all rooms feature air conditioning and ceiling fan. Our free bath toiletries, hair dryer, iron and ironing board will help you look and feel your best. Get work done comfortably with the ample space provided by the work desk, which provides additional outlets and handy USB port for charging laptops and phones. Stay in touch and save with free local, 800 and long distance phone calls to anywhere in the Continental U.S. In a hurry to get started? Don’t forget our free daily hot continental breakfast in our sunny breakfast area.