Wilderness At The Smokies Travel Guide



Looking for the ultimate road trip for you and your family?  Wilderness at the Smokies, nestled in the breathtaking Smoky Mountains, is an epic vacation destination. Located just outside of the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas, offers so much to do at Wilderness at the Smokies that you really do not even have to leave…they literally have all you need right in the resort!  From the stores to the water parks, your family will have fun at this destination! Plus, they’ve got not just one waterpark, not even two, but three separate waterpark areas that feature a plethora of water attractions. What could make this even sweeter?  The waterparks are included with your stay.

Wilderness at the Smokies Accommodations

Wilderness at the Smokies offers three different lodging accommodations with 713 rooms, suites, and villas: River Lodge, Stone Hill Lodge and Sanctuary Villas. They have single rooms to multi-room suites that sleep up to 16 guests.

Rooms are contemporary yet rustic. They’re reminiscent of a mountain cabin.  No matter how many people are traveling in your party, your family will be comfortable.

Wilderness at the Smokies

Wild WaterDome Indoor Waterpark

Imagine 66,000 square feet of indoor water fun and a see-through glass roof that makes you feel like you are outside.  Added bonus-it’s 84-degree year-round at the indoor waterpark!  That is what you’ll find at the Wild WaterDome Indoor Waterpark.

The Wild WaterDome offers a hair-raising thrill ride that plummets guests down a dark tunnel, a 10,000-square-foot wave pool, tube slides, a hot spa, an indoor raft ride, a body-surf rider, and multilevel water play feature called Washout Mountain.

It’s a waterpark that will weather-proof your vacation and give you the opportunity to tan inside all year long.

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Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark

Along with year-round indoor waterpark fun, you will find two outdoor waterparks right outside your guest room door.  Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark is open on weekends at the River Lodge. It offers a new splash-and-play water feature, a cabana forest, and a thrilling Cyclone Racer. Lake Wilderness is also the place to find some of the area’s largest water slides. Whether you want to relax on the pool deck and work on your tan, tube down the lazy river, or get swept up in the wave pool, this outdoor water park delivers. And, if you prefer the VIP treatment, reserve a private cabana, which includes your own personal cabana host.

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Salamander Springs

Located at Stone Hill Lodge, Salamander Springs Outdoor Waterpark offers 150-foot-long body and tube slides, a 500-gallon dump bucket, a multilevel play and spray feature, a zero-depth toddler area, and a huge hot tub. Play some water ball in the Catfish Corral Activity Pool, or ride down one of the state’s longest waterslides: The Timber Rattler.

Wilderness at the SmokiesAdventure Forest

Tired of swimming?  Look no further than Adventure Forest, a family adventure center that features a 3-story ropes course, multi-level laser tag, black light mini-golf, a mega arcade and much more!  This indoor adventure center is full of different activities, rides and attractions to keep the youngest to oldest entertained and engaged in ADVENTURE when they are ready for a break from all the wet activities.



From sit down restaurants to grab and go snack shops, Wilderness at the Smokies has many different dining options for whatever pace you are going and whatever you are hungry for.

The Thirsty Miner is a favorite for many.  Featuring a family breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as ‘off the menu’ items for breakfast, lunch (seasonal) and dinner,  The Thirsty Miner is the place to begin or end your day.  Located on the second floor of River Lodge, patrons can gaze out at wonder at the Wild WaterDome.

A child 8 and under can eat free with an adult buffet purchase in the Thirsty Miner and Hidden Trail restaurants for breakfast and dinner.  One child will eat free per one adult buffet purchase. When the buffet is not available, a child will choose a “kids menu” item and eat free with an adult entrée purchase.


Wilderness at the Smokies is located in an ideal location and only minutes away from some of the area’s most beloved destinations.

Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville less than 4 miles.

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is only 10 miles.

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg is 15 miles.

Picturesque Smoky Mountain National Park is 18 miles.

Need to get to Wilderness at the Smokies now?  They have got plenty of specials to make that family vacation affordable and memorable.



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