If you still haven't taken your family on vacation this year, I have an idea. Consider that 3 of America's best natural water slides are a day's drive from us in the Magic Valley.

Thrillist ranked the best places in the country to go if you want to play in the water in the most natural way possible. It's one thing to go to a water park, but way better to slide down what nature put there in the first place. Here are three that Thrillist mentioned that you can get to inside of a day.

Opal Creek in Oregon

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Denny Creek in Washington state

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Little Backbone Creek - California

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There are a couple of other destinations that aren't forever and a day away. Check out the full Thrillist breakdown if you're feeling a little more adventurous.