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Wilderness at the Smokies Resort

Wilderness at the Smokies Resort
1424 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
Fax: 865.868.2299
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Wilderness at the Smokies, located minutes from Interstate 40 and situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is a year-round vacation destination that has established a new standard for family vacations to East Tennessee. 

With a 36-hole championship golf course, over 700 rooms and suites, the Adventure Forest family adventure center with a variety of indoor “dry” attractions, a variety of dining and shopping areas, two outdoor waterparks (open seasonally – usually beginning in April and continuing through September/early October) and an indoor waterpark – the Wild Waterdome, which is open year-round.  The indoor waterpark features a 10,000 square foot wave pool and the Southeast’s only Surf Rider, a spacious indoor/outdoor hot tub, waterslides with thrills and fun for all ages, and splashy attractions including a kids’ play lagoon, a toddler area and a 750-gallon bucket drop that is not to be missed. 

Families will find that Wilderness at the Smokies has something for all age groups and for every member of the family – from parents and grandparents, from toddlers to teens and everyone in between!  Guest rooms at Wilderness at the Smokies are designed with the family in mind and all feature an in-room mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.  All rooms include unlimited access to the water park. 

The Wilderness at the Smokies resort opened in June 2008 with the Stone Hill Lodge and Salamander Springs outdoor waterpark, and just six months later, River Lodge and the 60,000-square-foot Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark were added.  In May 2009, Wilderness at the Smokies expanded again with the addition of Lake Wilderness, the resort’s second outdoor waterpark.  In 2012, the Adventure Forest family adventure center opened.

The debut of the Wall waterslide in April 2015 continues the Wilderness resort’s expansion of new waterpark features.  In April 2012, another exciting water slide for thrill seekers – the Wild Vortex – opened in the Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark and quickly became a favorite resort activity, and that was followed by the debut of Cyclone Racer waterslide in April 2013.

Additionally, Wilderness at the Smokies is located adjacent to the 200,000 square-foot Sevierville Convention Center known for hosting the area’s largest conferences, athletic events and trade shows.  For more information about Wilderness at the Smokies, call toll-free (877) 325-9453 or visit

Great Groups Go to the Wilderness!

When you are looking for a unique destination for your group that truly offers something for everyone and includes a variety of amenities in a single spot, you don’t need to look any further than the Wilderness at the Smokies waterpark resort in nearby Sevierville, located just 30 miles from downtown Knoxville at the foothills of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Always popular as a spring, summer and fall destination, the East Tennessee area’s most unique resort draws year-round events to its 700-acre Sevierville, Tenn. property with its variety of attractions open every day of the year.

The Wilderness at the Smokies staff understand the value and investment you are about to undertake with your group’s event.  Whether you are planning a retreat for employees, looking for a unique lodging facility with convenience and the amenities to an all-service convention facility, coordinating a meeting for your organization with a fun atmosphere or spending quality time with family and friends, our one-of-a-kind resort offers a relaxing environment that will be a fit for everyone in your group.

We can work with any size group and create a perfectly customized event – from meal options and meeting facilities to rates and rooms that fit your budget best. And admission to all three of our waterparks are included in your overnight stay at Wilderness at the Smokies, which is always a plus when trying to get more members of your group to be part of your event.  (Keep in mind that our two outdoor waterparks are seasonal, but our indoor waterpark is open every day of the year).

If you are planning a major event requiring considerable meeting space, our Stone Hill Lodge is located adjacent to the Sevierville Convention Center, and we work with their staff to offer the best plan for your group.  When golf is an activity your group wants to include, that’s easy, too, with two 18-hole golf courses at the Sevierville Golf Club adjacent to our River Lodge. 

Looking for a one-day experience because of limited time and your group’s retreat is already planned? Consider a day in our Adventure Forest family activity area with fun activities great for team building.

Wilderness at the Smokies offers group rates for lodging for parties reserving 10 or more rooms for a single night.  For information, contact Group Sales at (865) 868- 2171 or

Family Reunions at Wilderness

If your family reunion needs a change of pace and an extra dose of fun this year, look no further than Wilderness at the Smokies at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  When we say we have something that everyone will like and something for every age in your family from 2 to 92, we mean it! 

Here’s the great variety of activities and attractions that kids, parents, grandparents and more can choose from:

  • Two (2) outdoor waterparks for plenty of fun in the sun – open seasonally from April through September/early October (depending on weather temperatures), family members will experience every splash and speed – from a Lazy River and hot tub relaxation to the thrills of our big waterslides. You can even rent your own Poolside Cabana in our Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark for privacy and pampering galore.
  • The Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark with over 66,000 square feet of indoor water fun. Open year-round and always a balmy 84 degrees, your family vacation at our resort is basically weatherproofed for fun!
  • You can dry off and have even more fun!  Wilderness at theSmokies offers 9 holes of Mini Golf adjacent to our Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark, paint your own pottery at Polka Dot Pots, and Adventure Forest offers a variety of climate-controlled indoor entertainment options – including mini bowling, a climbing wall, a 3-story ropes course, a giant arcade and much more.
  • The Sevierville Golf Club, two 18-hole championship course, is located adjacent to our River Lodge.  You don’t even have to get in your car unless you’ve left your golf clubs there – just walk across the parking lot when your tee time arrives.
  • Six (6) restaurants and dining options are conveniently located onsite – or choose to order room service for a late morning treat or late night snack.
  • Lodging options that will sleep 2-15 individuals per room/unit.
  • Banquet space to accommodate up to 110 guests, including special menus that can be prepared to best suit your family’s tastes and taste buds.
  • Two (2) Business centers if a family member needs to stay connected and get some work done.
  • Fitness Center located at each lodge for the health conscious family member.

Let us know the date you have in mind for your next family reunion – just contact Jessica Book, Group Sales Executive, at (865) 868-2177 or e-mail

Birthday Parties at Wilderness

Birthdays are a special celebration for everyone, and finding a place for an unforgettable experience every year can be a challenge.

The Wilderness at the Smokies resort offers special birthday packages for all ages, and these parties are especially popular with kids and teens.  Birthday parties can range from 10-60 people, and all parties include:

  • 10 indoor waterpark passes (for ages 3 and up)
  • Two large one-topping pizzas
  • Two liters of soda (Pepsi products)
  • A birthday cake!
  • A group photo of the birthday party participants
  • Decorations
  • Up to 90 minutes for each party in a special party room
  • Can add to any party package depending on number of party-goers.  Our staff will work with you to add waterpark passes, food & beverages, ice cream or a special dessert, appearances by the resort’s mascots Molly & Monty - even more birthday cake!
  • Another fun option for birthday parties is to add all-day passes to our Adventure Forest indoor family adventure center located at the resort for even more fun for the birthday party participants

These special packages can be scheduled whether or not the birthday party participants are staying at the Wilderness at the Smokies resort.  It’s a great way to experience the indoor waterpark and have a great time at the resort and check out everything that Wilderness at the Smokies has to offer and plan a return visit for an overnight stay.

For more information or to check on availability/schedule a birthday party, contact the Events Office at (865) 868-2173, email or visit the resort website at

A Day-Long Adventure Awaits

Adventure Forest, a multi-million dollar indoor fun park at Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn., provides families to the resort with a wide variety of climate-controlled indoor entertainment options to complement the resort’s already famous indoor water park and two seasonal outdoor waterparks.

Features of Adventure Forest include:

  • Tree Top Towers, a three-story ropes course with twists and turns offering both fun and challenges
  • Mount Wild, a 23-foot-tall indoor rock climbing wall
  • The Howlin’ Hound Dog Alley, miniature bowling featuring six full lanes
  • Moonshine Run, nine holes of black-light miniature golf
  • The Copperhead “Laser Maze,” an exciting laser encounter than will tell guests’ reflexes.
  • The Cubs Climbing Den, where younger members of the family can enjoy the largest climbing, playing and interactive playhouse in the area.
  • Daredevils Drop, a 25-foot-tall indoor drop ride that will keep guests on the edge of their seats
  • The Adventure Forest Mega Arcade with more than 100 arcade games
  • Fury in the Forest, a multi-level laser tag arena.
  • Special rooms for private birthday parties
  • Billy Jack’s Snack Shack

Adventure Forest is located inside the Wilderness at the Smokies resort adjacent to its indoor waterpark, the Wild WaterDome. When Adventure Forest opened in the spring of 2012, the 25,000 square foot family adventure center doubled the number of indoor attractions at the year-round resort destination located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Adventure Forest can also be a one-stop-shop for any type of party. The party rooms located just above the area give group of up to 60 people all the space needed, and party packages are available to accommodate fun and food of all varieties.

Adventure Forest can be enjoyed by guests staying at Wilderness at the Smokies, and tickets can also be purchased by those not staying at the resort.  Both adult and children’s tickets are available, whether staying at the resort or if individuals just want to enjoy the Adventure Forest area.

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