Wilderness at the Smokies

Wilderness at the Smokies is a fantastic family friendly water park resort. This place was voted one of the top water parks in the world by The Travel Channel.

You can choose to stay at one of three places, the Riverlodge, which is attached to the indoor water park and offers multi-room suites. This our favorite place to stay, we typically choose the 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite which has bunk beds for the kids, 2 bathrooms, a fireplace, living room, 3 tv's and a full kitchen!  

Riverlodge is attached to  the restaurants and indoor water park which makes it easy to get to all the fun.

The other accommodation options include the Stone Hill Lodge, which offers standard hotel rooms, and is not connected to the main resort. They offer free shuttle service to get around.

The last option for your accommodations is the new Sanctuary Villas, which are golf course homes less than a mile from the main resort.

No shuttle service is offered with these accommodations, so you'll need a car to get around.

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Surf Rider

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With each stay, you get free access to both the indoor and outdoor water parks. The extra bonus? You have to be staying at one of the hotels or villas in order to use the water parks. This means the water parks are never that crowded! The Indoor water park is open until 10PM !!!

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Indoor Water Park

Photos of Wilderness at the Smokies Resort, Sevierville
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Wilderness at the Smokies, Wild Waterdome indoor water park has a surfing on the Smokies Surf Rider, the lifeguards do a great job of teaching the kids how to safely ride the waves for free!

A kids play zone 3 water slides that are better than most outdoor water park slides, including: Storm Chaser, Trail Twister, and Runaway Canyon which is a 5 story waterslide.

They also have an indoor outdoor pool and jacuzzi and a play pool with basketball. The large dome lets the sun shine in and the water is the perfect temperature year round. I was impressed with how clean the park has been everytime we've been there.

The outdoor water park has a nice play area for younger kids called , Salamander springs, while Lake Wilderness has all the thrill rides a big kid could ask for. The 12,000 sq ft outdoor wave pool, huge lazy river with plenty of tubes available is always fun and relaxing.

The Wild Vortex waterslide, with a 39 ft vertical free fall, and the new Cyclone racer 4 lane racing waterslide and much more to keep the entire family entertained.

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Wave Pool

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Indoor Water Park

If your all water parked out, never fear, they have a 25,000 sq ft indoor dry family adventure park.

You can start your adventure at Tree Top Towers with the three story rope course, finish just in time to start a game of laser tag at the multi level laser tag arena. Next onto the Mega Arcade and the Mount Wild Rock climbing or bowling.

Need something fun for smaller kids?

They have an indoor play areas for the little ones and everyone in the family can enjoy the Moonshine Run indoor black light mini golf. There are additional fees for the indoor adventure park.

Looking for some adult activities?

Wilderness at the Smokies has you covered. A game of golf at the golf course, or perhaps a spa day to pamper yourself. 

Wilderness  has 2 full service restaurants with kids eat free with purchase of adult breakfast or dinner buffet. They also have plenty of fast food snack stations at each water park. They also have a Thirsy Miners saloon & in room dining available.

Theres a reason this place was voted one of the top water parks in the world by The Travel Channel...they have something for everyone!

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