As the mercury rises and the days grow longer, we’re all waiting with bated breath for the most magical time of the year, and no, it’s not Christmas! Summer is just a few short weeks away, and after being cooped up inside for weeks, everyone we know is ready to spread their wings and fly! If your recent downtime was used to plan the Gatlinburg vacation of a lifetime, we are excited to offer this guide to Gatlinburg water activities that will ensure that every minute of your Tennessee trip is filled with fun and excitement!


Dollywood Splash Country

There’s no better way to keep cool on a hot summer’s day than with a visit to a water park, and Dollywood Splash Country is one of our favorite places on earth. Offering water slides with “death defying” drops, lazy rivers, and wave pools that replicate the ebb and flow of the ocean, Splash Country is no ordinary day at the park! Visitors with younger children will appreciate The Cascades portion with its misters, bubblers, and tadpole sized slides that allow them to mimic the fun their older siblings are having while remaining perfectly safe.


Did You Pack Your Tackle?

If there were a list of the top 100 fishing spots in America, we’re sure that Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountain region would be pretty close to the top of that list! From ponds in parks to rivers that run through our country paradise, there’s plenty of water sources and nearly unlimited amounts of fish to be caught. If you forgot to pack your tackle, never fear; The Smoky Mountain Angler at 469 Brookside Village Way has everything you need to make sure your day on the river is absolutely perfect!


Rafting on the Pigeon River

Your children deserve to discover the thrill of whitewater rafting, but if you’re afraid for their safety, Pigeon River Rafting along the Lower Pigeon Gorge is offered by the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). Perfect for kids 3 years and older and adults of all ages, the rapids are mild and the breaks at safe swimming areas will bring a smile to your child’s face you’ll never forget!


Never Far from H2O With These Gatlinburg Water Activities

There may be some days during your stay that you really don’t want to leave the comfort of your Cabin Rental Store escape but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the water! Many of our cabins come with private pools and even more offer community pools for at home aqua adventures. Reserve yours today and discover the many Gatlinburg water activities waiting for you!