Sister park to Pigeon Forge’s famous Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country is the place to be during summers in the Smokies, usually open from mid-May through Labor Day. Winning awards and commendations for almost 2 decades, this water park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has something for all ages. From shaded canopies where you can rest and get food to thrilling water rides and water features for the little ones, all spread across 35 acres, Splash Country will make any summer day a memorable one with family and friends!
Rides, Slides & More!
Dollywood’s Splash Country was inspired by Dolly Parton’s childhood days, swimming and playing in the Smoky Mountain rivers every summer. This water park is all fun all the time! From daredevil rides and heart-pounding waterslides to a massive wave pool and the laziest river, each attraction offers its own unique excitements.
This 6-lane slide pits riders against each other as they race down this thrilling slide that’s 5 stories tall and longer than a football field!
Big Bear Plunge
Climb into a whitewater tube and get ready to hit the waves around corners and down steep drops — all before flying down a cliff into a cool pool below!
Slick Rock Racer
With 4 lanes spread across 300 feet, racers slide on mats side-by-side to the finishing splash at the end before a winner is declared.
Downbound Float Trip
This 1,500-foot lazy river is the perfect way to relax while keeping cool in the water and enjoying the Great Smoky Mountain scenery.
Fire Tower Falls
Twin slides send you speeding down (with no raft!) for a wet and wild ride starting 70 feet in the air and extending a total of 280 feet — the tallest and fastest slides in the water park!
Tennessee’s first and only water coaster, RiverRush takes you through the trees 4 stories high with 4 drops, hairpin turns, and dark tunnels.
After a leisurely climb to the top of this 3-slide mash-up, soar on your single-person mat 42 feet downhill with sharp twists and turns along the way.
Wild River Falls
Inspired by Smoky Mountain rivers, these 4 wild slides rush you through tunnels, around fun twists and turns, and into a splash pool.
Featuring a classic corkscrew tunnel, this ride rushes you around and around before the chute pulls you in for a super splash below!
Ending in Dollywood’s signature butterfly, this steep slide takes you 55 feet down into a big splash in the butterfly pool.
This epic wave pool features 25,000 square feet of fun for the whole family and proves you don’t need the ocean to catch a big one!
Fun for Younger Kids
It’s not all high-action water slides and rides. Even the youngest kids can have fun at Dollywood’s Splash Country! There are plenty of splashy children’s play areas suitable for kids and families to enjoy together under the summer sun.
Little Creek Falls
At Little Creek Falls, little kids will have fun swimming in the pool, playing on the slides, or splashing around with the many water features.
Bear Mountain Fire Tower
With 7 slides, a huge bucket dumping 1,000 gallons of water, water cannons, and more, Bear Mountain Fire Tower is fun for the whole family. Kick off your shoes and play!
An 8,000-square-foot lagoon with beach entry, waterfalls, slides, water jets, a geyser, secret coves with hidden interactives, plus a 24,000-square-foot tiered deck, contoured seating, 21 retreat and canopy rentals, The Cascades is perfectly set up for families.
Retreats & Canopies to Keep Cool
An entire day in the summer sun can be taxing. Besides making sure you’re wearing plenty of sunscreen and drinking lots of water, you’ll want to take a few breaks in the shade. Shady spots are plentiful throughout the park, but if you want your own space to relax — plus order food — take advantage of the Waterside and Riverside Retreats or the canopies to stay cool.
If you’re traveling with grandparents, the retreats are a perfect place for them to kick up their feet (or take a break with the little ones) for a while. At the retreats, spread out with 200 square feet of shade and 100 square feet of sunny deck. You’ll have your own secure storage, lounge chairs, a dining table, a ceiling fan, a TV, and food and drink delivery! You can even book the Retreat Birthday Party Package for an easy and fun special day.
For even more amenities, you can book a deluxe retreat that has everything plus a big screen TV, a refrigerator stocked with 8 water bottles, couches to unwind, and bar stool seating with views of the lazy river. Be sure to book these luxurious retreats way ahead of time because they book fast!
If you don’t need as much space, the canopies are a great option. Great for a romantic afternoon or a fun break with a friend, the canopies feature 65 square feet of shade, 2 lounge chairs, and a table/storage locker in between. Just be sure you make your reservations in advance because they can book up quickly.
Food & Refreshments
Throughout the park, you’ll find concession stands, cafes, and sweet shops where you can grab a drink, satisfy a sweet tooth, or fill up after building up an appetite in the water.
Meals & Snacks
The Campsite Grill serves up burgers, fries, pizza, and kids’ meals. Cascades Concessions has everything from salads and subs to fresh fruit and chips. BeaverTails® pastries are fresh-baked whole wheat treats topped and drizzled with chocolate, cinnamon, candy, and more. Sit down for Nathan’s Famous® footlong hot dogs, fries, and chicken at Dogs-N-Taters. And get burrito bowls from The Watering Hole or a gourmet picnic with 4 sandwiches, chips, family-size sides, and drinks from Picnic in the Park.
Berries-N-Cream cools you off with milkshakes, ice cream floats, and sundaes. Top off your drink at the Fill & Chill Zones around the park and get shaved ice and drinks from Grab and Go. And go for sweet Dippin’ Dots from Cascades Concessions, Campsite Grill, or on the deck by the wave pool.
Vegetarian, Sugar-free & Gluten-free Options
And for those who have special dietary needs, Dollywood’s Splash Country has sugar free, vegetarian, and gluten-free options throughout the park. Just let the cashier know what you need when you’re ordering, and they’ll do their best to accommodate you.
Amenities at Splash Country
Dollywood’s Splash Country offers a lot of amenities to make your day at this fun Pigeon Forge water park even more convenient, like places to keep your items safe, accessibility tools and assistance, childcare, and even pet care!
Lockers & Shops
Two sizes of lockers are available for all-day rentals and are located all around the park for easy access. And if you forgot sunscreen or other gear, you can stop in at Riverside Trading Post or Splash & Dash Sundries for towels, sunglasses, t-shirts, Splash Country gear, and more.
Splash Country works to serve all guests well, so they offer their Accessibility Guide, which has information about rides, attractions, and services offered to enable guests. A Calming Area with weighted pads, natural surroundings, therapy balls, and such is provided to guests who may get sensory overload. Permission to enter may be acquired through Splash & Dash, the Hospitality Booth, or the Safety Office. And accessibility tubes and aquatic wheelchairs are available to those with mobility issues. Just ask a lifeguard if you need one. Note: lifeguards and staff cannot assist in the transfer of guests between their mobility aid and the accessibility tubes or aquatic wheelchairs.
Childcare, Strollers & Life Vests
Just like Dollywood, Splash Country offers plenty of amenities to make visits safe, fun, and convenient — especially for families with children. Find Baby Care Centers with nursing areas, changing stations, and family restrooms near The Cascades and Big Bear Plunge. Life vests (no charge) and strollers (for rent) are also available, along with swim diapers at the Riverside Trading Post.
While Splash Country doesn’t have its own kennels, guests here can use the Doggywood facilities at Dollywood. If you’re traveling with your pet, take advantage of the climate-controlled facility where your dog can play and rest while you splash around. Jump to the end to learn more about pet-friendly cabin rentals!
Dollywood’s Splash Country Tickets & Parking
Individual tickets, as well as time-saving passes and super passes, are available for purchase to enter and play at Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge. If you just want to check out the park for a day or two, individual tickets are the way to go. To forgo waiting times, opt for a TimeSaver H2O Pass. And if you want to visit both Dollywood’s water park and neighboring theme park, a Super Pass will save you the most cash.
Adult, child, and senior pricing is available and determined every summer. Military discounts are also available. And group rates are offered for 15+ people; just call 865.428.9890 to make a group reservation at least 2 weeks in advance. Parking is $15 for standard length vehicles ($18 for oversized), and trams will take you to the front gate.
TimeSaver H2O Passes
Instead of getting to your favorite ride just to find that the line is wrapped around the corner, spring for the TimeSaver H2O Pass. This wristband lets you reserve your spot in line while you shop, eat, and check out the park. Or you can go for the Premium TimeSaver H2O Pass, which reserves your spot in line and cuts your wait time in half. If that’s not enough, the Unlimited TimeSaver H2O Pass saves your spot, halves the wait time, and you can use it an unlimited amount of times on all the rides! Pro tip: don’t forget to return your wristband before leaving to get back your $5 wristband deposit.
Super Pass | $174-259
Want to play at Dollywood Theme Park and Splash Country? Opt for the Super Pass that combines tickets to both parks for 1 low price. It gives you unlimited admission to both parks, and if you want a meal and snacks included with each visit, grab the Super Pass + Basic or Deluxe Water Park Dining ($214-329). Upgrade either to gold, then parking is FREE, and you’ll get discounts on food, merch, and more in addition to all the other pass perks!
Park Map & Contact Info
Dollywood’s Splash Country provides a printable park map so you can explore before you go and plan out your summer days at the park, keeping cool, swimming, eating ice cream, and playing with the kids.
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Pigeon Forge TN Cabins
With all the excitement planning your summer getaway to play at Dollywood’s Splash Country, don’t forget to book your private cabin rental in the Smokies. More than a simple hotel room and featuring loads of entertaining amenities and conveniences of home, cabins are the way to go when you visit the mountains. Pigeon Forge TN Cabins currently has 450+ rentals in the area that range from 1-16 bedrooms for families, friends, and groups. We even offer budget-friendly cabins to suit your needs, pet-friendly cabins so Fido doesn’t get left behind, and luxury lodges for those who want to splurge. And our amenities are second to none, including private pools and hot tubs so you can keep on splashin’!
- Private indoor pool (some with waterfalls, fountains, swim-in grottos, islands, and color-changing lights)
- Outdoor hot tub with massaging jets
- Indoor jetted tubs
- Home theater with a big screen TV or a projector screen
- Game tables (like pool, air hockey, and foosball)
- Arcade units
- Decks with mountain, river, wooded, or city views
- Rocking chairs and porch swings
- Outdoor firepit
- Gas or charcoal grills
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Big screen TVs
- TV in every bedroom
- King, queen, twin, and full beds
- Washer and dryer set
- FREE high speed Wi-Fi
Summer will be here before you know it! Start planning your trip to Dollywood’s Splash Country and book your cabin rental online today or give us a call at 1.866.513.7885 if you have any questions.