There are a variety of wet and wild attractions sprinkled all throughout the Smokies, but the absolute best Smoky Mountain water parks are all right here on this list! With both outdoor and indoor water parks, these attractions will provide you with family-friendly aquatic fun all year long. From elaborate parks with water slides and lazy rivers, to quiet neighborhood splash pads, these water havens are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours!
Smoky Mountain Water Parks
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Indoor Water Parks
Wild Bear Falls Water Park, Gatlinburg –
This indoor park features classic water attractions named after iconic Smoky Mountain attractions, like Clingman’s Dome and Cades cove. Although the park is located inside the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, you do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the water park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.
Wilderness at the Smokies, Sevierville –
Claiming to be the region’s largest indoor aquatic attraction, this water park resort boasts family-friendly accommodations as well as an expansive indoor water park. You do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.
The Resort at Govenor’s Crossing, Sevierville –
This location features both indoor and outdoor water attractions, including a lazy river, indoor and outdoor water slides and a toddler zone. The water park is reserved for resort guests only. If you’re local, there’s no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a little 1 night stay.
Holiday Inn Vacation Club, Gatlinburg –
This popular hotel offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, but the main attraction is its small indoor water park called Splash Hollow, which is free for hotel guests!
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Outdoor Water Parks
Country Cascades Water Park, Pigeon Forge –
This outdoor water park features a large swimming pool, two water slides, and a kids area with a variety of water features. Admittance is reserved for guests of the Country Cascades Resort and is included at no additional cost. Their affordable rates make this a great deal for visiting or local families.
This center features a large swimming pool as well as a feature filled splash pad. Daily and 25 visit passes can be purchased for a nominal fee.
Dollywood Splash Country, Sevierville –
As Tennessee’s largest water park, this outdoor attraction has something for everyone. Daily and season passes are available. Combo passes are also available with Dollywood Amusement park.
Knoxville has 3 splash pads that are FREE to the public during warm weather months. Each of the splash pads is next to a playground to extend the outdoor fun.
The Beach, Knoxville –
Billing itself as east Tennessee’s most affordable water park, this attraction features over 200 ft. of water slides, a large pool, kid zone, and more!
Zakiah’s Memorial Splash Pad, Maryville – COMING SOON!