Top 3 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains to Cool Off This Summer

The swimming area at one of our cabins in Gatlinburg with pool access.
May 8, 2018

As the temperature in the Smokies starts to heat up for the summer months, the area’s pools and water parks are once again opening for a season full of fun! With everything from lazy rivers, wave pools and thrilling water slides, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Here are the top 3 things to do in the Smoky Mountains so that you can cool off this summer:

1. Dollywood’s Splash Country

Enjoy a wonderful day splashing around in the Smoky Mountain sunshine at Dollywood’s Splash Country! This 35-acre mountain oasis is situated adjacent to Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge and features a wide variety of exciting water attractions. The massive Mountain Waves pool offers all the fun of the beach without the sand between your toes and is the perfect place to catch a wave or lounge poolside! If you crave even more action, Dollywood’s Splash Country offers plenty of thrilling water slides including the Big Bear Plunge, Fire Tower Falls, Mountain Scream and the TailSpin Racer!

2. Water Raft Rides at Ober Gatlinburg

Some of the other fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains to cool off this summer are the incredible raft rides at Ober Gatlinburg! While you can drive to the activities at this popular amusement park, many folks enjoy taking the Aerial Tramway from downtown Gatlinburg. Once at the top of the mountain, choose from the Blue Rapids Ride, the Shoot-the-Chute or the Lightnin’ Water Rides. The unique thing about the water slides at Ober Gatlinburg is that you are not even required to wear a swimsuit to participate in the action! Also, since the slides are operated on a pay-as-you-go basis, they offer one of the best bargains for entertainment in the Smoky Mountains!

3. Stay in a Cabin With Pool Access

Community swimming pool in Sevierville

The most convenient way to beat the heat this summer is by staying in a cabin with pool access from Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals! Simply change into your bathing suit in your cabin and head to the pool area for a day of splashing around in the sun! After cooling off in the refreshing pool, you can quickly return to your cabin for a shower and you’ll be ready for an evening out in downtown Gatlinburg! If you have a small family and are looking for a cabin with 2 bedrooms, check out our amazing Stonewood Lodge cabin that features a wonderful selection of amenities and access to a club house, tennis courts and swimming pools. If you prefer something a little larger, Silver Maple Chalet is a spectacular 5 bedroom cabin that offers access to a clubhouse, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts! No matter where you choose to stay, all of our cabins include comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, game rooms and more!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay near these exciting water parks and pools in the Smoky Mountains! We hope to see you soon at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!