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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

Please review the Park Rules & Policies for more information.

Guests age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age (with valid ID) to enter the park at all times during Phantom Fall Fest. Chaperones may not escort more than 4 guests into the park.

The S.A.M wristband program is for any guest that has a physical or mental impairment that limits their ability to wait long periods of time in lines to the rides or slides. A valid doctors note is requested stating that you cannot wait in line in order to receive this wristband and ride reservation. Guests need to check in at Guest Relations to receive their wristband and reservation card.
Reservation cards are required to be shown when boarding the ride.
Unfortunately, the S.A.M. wristband program is not available in Crocodile Cove Water Park. Please review the Park Rules & Policies for more information for Guests with Disabilities.

For the comfort and safety of all of our guests, we require that smoking be done only in our designated smoking areas. The areas are well marked by signage, as well as blue benches and smoker's outposts. We have nine areas throughout the park and they are denoted on our park maps. Smokers are required to restrict smoking to these areas only. Management reserves the right to ask any guest to leave, without refund, for not complying with this policy.

  • Rides which do not operate in LIGHT RAIN: Ferris Wheel
  • Rides which do not operate in HEAVY RAIN: Ferris Wheel, American Flyers, Compounce Railway, Kiddie Coaster, Sky Coaster, Down Time, Zoomers Gas N' Go, Jolly Jester, Pirate Ship
  • Most rides do not operate when there is LIGHTNING, however the following rides DO: Carousel, Ghost Hunt, Bumper Cars, Little Critters

For your safety, shoes and shirts are required to be worn at all times inside the park, with the exception of inside Crocodile Cove water park where proper swim attire is required. When exiting Crocodile Cove water park, shoes and shirts should be put on and should stay on until your return to the water park. Those who do not adhere to this policy are subject to removal from Lake Compounce property.

Lake Compounce Campground offers overnight accommodations for local and out of state visitors. The campground is on Lake Compounce property and has tent sites, RV sites, tipis, cub huts, and cabins.

American Flyers, Boulder Dash, Bumper Cars, Carousel, Down Time, Ferris Wheel, Ghost Hunt, all Circus World (Kiddie Land) rides, Pirate Ship, Saw Mill Plunge, Thunder N' Lightning, Thunder Rapids, Compounce Railway, Twister, Wave Pools, Wave Swinger, Wildcat, Zoomerang, and Zoomers Gas N' Go.

A limited number of Wheelchairs are available for rent at Chuckles for $15 plus a driver's license as a deposit.

Lockers are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Regular Locker Weekday- $16
Large Locker Weekday- $23

Regular Locker Weekend & Holiday- $18
Large Locker Weekend & Holiday- $25

Strollers are for rent at Chuckles for $10 per day single stroller and $15 for a double-stroller. There are a limited number of strollers and they are available on a first-come basis.

For your safety and the safety of others around you, Lake Compounce does not permit loose articles to be taken on rides. This includes cameras, cell phones, sun glasses, baseball hats, etc. Any head wraps or scarves must be secured or tucked in and have no loose ends. Lake Compounce is NOT responsible for retrieving any articles that may have fallen during a ride. Should you lose an article, DO NOT attempt to retrieve the article yourself. Notify the ride attendant and they will direct you to Guest Relations where you may report the loss. If after the park closes, the item is found, you then will be notified.

State law requires patrons to obey all posted signs, warnings and instructions and to behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to the injury of themselves or others. Injured patrons or their adult guardians must report all injuries to First Aid before leaving. Disorderly conduct is punishable by up to a five hundred dollar fine and up to three months imprisonment. CT Public Act No. 07-246

On December 19, 2008 the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act went into effect. This law requires VGB Compliant Pool Drain Grates. We are VGB Compliant but please note in some applications these grates have a raised profile off the floor as mandated by the Law.

Methods of payment accepted are credit and debit cards online, Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express for park tickets, season passes, and in-park purchases. A photo ID is required for all credit card payments. Cash and checks are not accepted.

  • Discounts offered online may not be available at the park.
  • Discounts, deals, and promotions cannot be extended or honored past the expiration date.
  • Season Passholder discounts
    One free friend ticket means you can bring one friend to the park for free one time during the summer season.
    Two free friend tickets mean you can bring two friends for free during the summer season. One free friend ticket may be used per day. Two tickets cannot be used on the same day.

Parking is available for guests. There is a nominal fee.

Lake Compounce does not allow any outside coolers, food or beverage to be brought into the park. However, there are plenty of food options in the Park. Your bags will be checked upon entering, and any coolers and/or food item(s) found will not be permitted beyond the bag check area.

Picnic facilities are for catered group events only, reserved through Group Sales.

In order to be considered for a charitable donation, visit our contact page and write to us. Please note the submission of a request does not automatically guarantee eligibility.

  • Fishing is not allowed at Lake Compounce.
  • No floatation devices are allowed at the swimming part of the beach (except life jackets which are available free of charge at Crocodile Cove).
  • Guests may bring their own life jackets provided they are U.S. Coast Guard approved.
  • Beach umbrellas and tents are not allowed
  • Rides and attractions may be closed during shoulder season events including Haunted Graveyard and Holiday Lights. Please see event pages for an updated list of open attractions.