The Texas heat is peaking as the summer months approach. In need of staying cool? Here are waterparks in the Greater Houston area open this summer.

Choose a ride in Katy

At Typhoon Texas Waterpark in Katy, visitors can choose from different attractions, such as the Gullywasher, the Duelin’ Daltons and Monster Storms, or sit in the shallow section at Tidal Wave Bay. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (June), 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (July). $49.99 (day tickets), $79.99 (season passes). Typhoon Texas, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 832-426-7071.

Make a splash in Spring

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring has rides and slides, such as Runaway Rapid, Big Kahuna and Coconut Bay. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $29.99-$229.99. Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, 21300 I-45, Spring. 281-355-3300.

Pick a section in Galveston

Each section at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston has raft rides, pools and water coasters. From low to aggressive thrill levels, attractions include Treasure Island Kid Pool, Bahnzai Pipeline and Dragon Blaster. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (mid-June to July). $39.99 (daily), $35 (per month for a season pass). Schlitterbahn Waterpark, 2109 Gene Lucas Blvd., Galveston. 409-770-9283.

Go on an adventure in New Caney

Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventure in the New Caney area has water park attractions, such as a lazy river, a wave pool and aerial attractions. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $39.99 (day ticket), $79.99 (season pass). Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventure, 23101 Hwy. 242, New Caney. 832-509-1556.

Go to a ranch in Conroe

Chadillac’s Ranch in the Conroe area is a large swimming hole surrounded by campgrounds that offers water slides, a lazy bayou and rope courses that go into the water. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun). $25. Chadillac’s Ranch, 16038 Crowley Road, Conroe. 936-524-3977.

Catch a wave in La Porte

La Porte's Little Cedar Bayou Wave Pool features barbecue pits, picnic areas and wave pool. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.) 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.) $3-$5. Little Cedar Bayou Wave Pool, 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive, La Porte. 281-414-5813.

Relax on a river in The Woodlands

Rob Fleming Aquatic Center in The Woodlands features a lazy river, swimming lanes, water slides and a splash pad. Tubes for the lazy river are included in entry fees. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $10-$24. Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, 6535 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

Swim in a lagoon in Texas City

Texas City's Lago Mar Lagoon has 12 acres of crystal clear water. There are multiple sand beaches, a floating obstacle course and a swim-up bar. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $28 (general admission), $22 (children's admission). Lago Mar Lagoon, 12600 Crystal View Blvd., Texas City. 346-966-3378.