Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville is a large waterpark resort located on 700 acres in the scenic Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The resort includes the Stone Hill Lodge Hotel with 234 rooms, including six multi-room suites, all furnished in mountain décor and conveniences like a refrigerator and microwave. The adjacent Wilderness at the Smokies River Lodge has 472 fully furnished units for purchase or rent with three floor plans ranging from one to three bedrooms.
Of course, the main attraction at the resort is the indoor and outdoor waterparks. Salamander Springs outdoor park is open seasonally and features a tube slide, body slide, four-level water play structure with 750-gallon tipping bucket, activity pool, hot tub and for toddlers – Minnow Marsh – a zero-depth pool.
Wild WaterDome is a 60,000 square-foot indoor, climate-controlled waterpark with a see-thru roof that allows guests to tan indoors year-round. Attractions inside include the Smokies Surf Rider were 50,000 gallons of water flow beneath you to create a perfect wave, Storm Chaser four-person family tube ride with a 55-foot drop into a giant funnel and The Great Wave, a 10,700 square foot wave pool. There is also an water play structure, two tube slides, hot spa and toddler area with kiddie slides and swing tree.
In 2009, the resort expanded with the opening of the Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark featuring a 12,000 square foot wave pool and endless river. Additional amenities found at the resort include conference and meeting rooms, a family restaurant, bar, miniature golf and video arcade.
Type of park:
Indoor Waterpark Resort
60,000 sq. feet
December 18, 2008
Indoor waterpark open year-round. Outdoor waterparks open seasonally depending on weather.
Operating dates are subject to change. Always contact the park to verify days and hours before visiting.
Waterpark admission included for resort guests.
The resort is located on Old Knoxville Highway inside Sevierville off Local Highway 66, at the gateway to the Smokies.