Wild WaterDome Indoor Waterpark at River Lodge



The Ridge Runner Watercoaster and Kaleidoscope Kaverns Lazy River are now open and waiting for you to explore!

Bring your sunscreen! The Wild WaterDome has also doubled in size with our new expansion, located at River Lodge, features a see-through-roof that bathes the entire park in natural light and actually allows guests to tan (and tropical plants to flourish) all year long!

The Wild WaterDome is also home to the Storm Chaser thrill ride, Great Wave wave pool, the NEW AND IMPROVED Magnolia Grove Hot Spa, Smokies Surf Rider, Trail Twisters Tube Slides, Runaway Canyon family thrill slide and Washout Mountain play and spray structure.  Our Snapping Turtle Activity Pool is the perfect place to beat the heat, play some water basketball or just take a swim.  The Flying Squirrel Shallow Activity Pool is the perfect place for our smaller guests to enjoy the water.  With bouncy seats, a mini-sized soft play slide and a mini squirrel house that is a smaller version of our big kid bucket dumps.  So much fun!



ALL NEW! Kaleidoscope Kavern NOW OPEN!

Kaleidoscope Kavern Lazy River features an immersive tunnel where the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains surrounds your senses as you float down the river surrounded by kaleidoscope lighting and captivating sounds.

ALL NEW! Ridge Runner Water Coaster NOW OPEN!

The Ridge Runner is our BRAND NEW indoor, three-story water coaster! It features three steep drops, uphill adrenaline-boosting blasts and high speeds. Plus, it is the world’s first slide with Reverse AquaLucent, meaning it has some cool colorful, spellbinding patterns and special effects.

ALL NEW! Lookout Lagoon

We all love a rooftop bar and grill but what about a ROOFTOP POOL!  The all new Lookout Lagoon is part of our expansion and this pool is one of the coolest you will see…through!  That’s right, Lookout Lagoon features a glass edge you can see through for some amazing views while you take a swim on the roof!

ALL NEW! Magnolia Grove Indoor/Outdoor Hot Spa

This BRAND NEW indoor/outdoor hot spa features 25-feet of benches inside for people to relax on and 45-feet of benches outside. The water will be heated to a pleasant 101 degrees, and there are plenty of jets releasing water so you and your family can unwind, relax your achy back and leg muscles, and fully enjoy the relaxing part of your Wilderness vacation!

Storm Chaser Thrill Ride

A scream-tastic waterslide that gives its riders a hair-raising experience! Four guests plummet 55 feet down a thrilling, dark tunnel ride before dropping through a zero gravity fall into a funnel where they experience several fast oscillations before splashing into a pool below.  Are you ready to get caught up in the Storm?

Height – Minimum of 48″ to ride / Weight – Max 700 lbs / Min 200lbs (2-4 Riders)


The Great Wave

The Great Wave wavepool is 10,000 square feet of rolling wave fun! Frolic in the ocean-like waves or sit on the “shore” and let the waves tickle your toes. Great fun for all ages and coast guard approved life jackets are available on a first come first serve basis.

Smokies Surf Rider

19,000 gallons of water each minute flow under you to create a five-foot ocean-like wave on this exciting attraction. Wilderness brings body surfing at the beach to the mountains. The Smokies Surf Rider is one experience that will never be the same twice!  Standing on the Surf Rider is not permitted.


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Height – Minimum of 42″ to body surf

Trail Twisters Tube Slide

Race down the dueling pipeline filled with twists and turns in a single or double tube. Photo memories are created when you watch your children splash down and get totally wet when exiting one of the exciting Trail Twisters Tube Slides located in the Wild WaterDome!

Height – Minimum of 42″ w/adult or 48″ alone to ride / Weight – Max 250 lbs

Runaway Canyon

The Runaway Canyon is a five-story-high family raft ride inside the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark. Prepare to rocket through 450 feet of gargantuan tunnels and explosive turns! Runaway Canyon will be one family memory you’ll never forget!

Height – Minimum of 42″ w/adult or 48″ alone to ride / Weight – Max 800 lbs Min 200 lbs (2-5 Riders)

Washout Mountain

Located inside the Wild WaterDome, Washout Mountain is a multi-leveled water play feature that is open for fun all year round!

Two slides and lots of spraying water features soak you in fun! Kids will rush to find the best splash-down area under the enormous tipping bucket when the warning bell rings.