Dollywood's Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, TN

2700 Dollywood Parks BoulevardPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Adjacent to Dollywood theme park, Dollywood’s Splash Country water adventure park is situated on 35 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It features an 8,000-sq.-ft. lagoon-style leisure pool, a 25,000-sq.-ft. wave pool, interactive children’s play areas, and RiverRush - Tennessee's first and only water coaster! Come and enjoy the wet and wild fun this park has to offer!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • RiverRush is Tennessee’s first and only water coaster.
  • Over 23 water rides.
  • Adjacent to Dollywood theme park.
  • Arrive early to avoid long lines.
  • Bring plenty of towels and a change of clothes.
  • Personal rafts not allowed.
  • Visit Riverside Trading Post store for forgotten items.
  • Restaurants available for meals.


from Dollywood's Splash Country
From the excitement of giant water slides to the serenity of a poolside retreat, Dollywood’s Splash Country offers 35 acres of summertime fun. Adjacent to Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country is in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Named by The Travel Channel as one of the country’s best waterparks, it features a variety of water slides and attractions—from mild to wild—including TailSpin Racer, a six-lane mat racer; RiverRush, Tennessee’s first and only water coaster; The Cascades™, an 8,000-sq.-ft. lagoon-style pool; Fire Tower Falls™, the state’s tallest twin speed slides; Bear Mountain Fire Tower™, an interactive water adventure; and the Downbound Float Trip, a lazy river. The waterpark operates mid-May to Labor Day. Operating days and hours vary.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Dionne Fields
11 Reviews
"Campsite Grill, short staffed."
July 2019
We went to DollyWood Splash Country On Friday July 13, 2018 at 10:00 in the morning.
My son loves water park at , Dollywood splash country.
Most of the lines, was about a 45 minutes to an hour wait.
After riding two water rides and waiting about 2 hours to ride the water rides.
My son and I was very hungry and wanted to sit down and eat before we leave since the park closes at 7pm.
We decided to have lunch at , Dollywood splash Country Campsite Grill.
The campsite Grill, was very short staffed our cashier was Olivia.
We was in line from 1:52 until 3:23, waiting to get something to eat.
The line didn't, move for over an hour every line at Campsite Grill was very slow.
I hope the next time, we go back to Dollywood Splash Country Campsite grill we don't wait for almost 2 hours for a small pepperoni pizza with only 4 pepperoni at $7.99 and 2 cheese sticks for $4.99 plus tax.
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Tip: take water proof bag for camera and cell phones

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Rosiela Harrison
Amawalk, NY
1 Review
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"Best vacation with my Grandchildren!!"
July 2018
Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable... Lines were short and the cooling for your customers while waiting to get on rides is absolutely wonderful!!
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Tip: The friendliness.. And the comfort zone for everyone!! The price was great too!!

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Tripster Customer
Ezel, KY
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Splashing In The Mountains"
June 2018
We have been to Splash Country many times ... You can always keep your self cooled off... Love the slides and the Lazy River is my sons favorite thing there ...
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Tina Cline
Beckley, WV
1 Review
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"Not bad"
August 2016
Slides were fun. Line weren't too long. Clean.
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Michelle Plott
savannah, GA
1 Review
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"Fun in the Sun!!"
June 2016
My two girls and I had our first girls trip ever! This was perfect place for our adventure. With late arrival time we got our second day free!
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Tip: Apply sunscreen and wear water shoes

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Chad Blaise
Portland, TN
2 Reviews
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"I'm a waterpark junkie"
November 2015
I love a good water park with a wide variety of slides, as well as a place to cool your heels and get some sun. My kids, my wife, and I all wore ourselves out trying to do as much as possible. The big slide that was a straight drop takes your breath away and is great for the adrenaline junky, bungie jump kind of person in your family. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the park, the ease of access and everything in it. I will be going again
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Tip: Get a good pair of swim shoes to wear so you won't kill your feet trying to walk around barefoot. They sell them there at a reasonable price

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4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun for the entire family!"
August 2015
Great family fun!
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Tip: Wear water shoes or plan on carrying you kids because the concrete gets hots.

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Brittany G.
Slab Fork, WV
3 Reviews
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"The absolute best!"
July 2015
We had one of the best family times! My two year old had the time of her life and was able to do more than we originally thought! We all had a blast! Lazy river is the best!
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Tip: Sunblock is very necessary, lol

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Kay C
"Will never go again!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2019 NEW
I am a season pass holder to both Dollywood and Splash Country. I have been purchasing season passes since my now 15 year old son was very small. I likely have spent close to 10 grand in all at these two parks over the past decade. My experience, until yesterday, has always been a good one for me and my family. Unfortunately, I had an experience yesterday with a member of the management team at Splash country that was beyond disappointing. It ruined the day for me and my family after we had been enjoying a wonderful first few hours. I had skin cancer in 2004 and have to be very careful in the sun. I definitely take great precautions with sun screen but I also need to be shaded as much as possible as well. For this reason, I purchased a portable umbrella that connects into a tripod special for this trip. Having been to Splash Country before, I knew that shade was limited unless you pay extra for their 'retreats' and shaded loungers. There are some free shaded areas but they fill up fast on a hot summer day. On the way in, I was asked by park personnel what the item was I was carrying it. I told him it was an umbrella and there was no problem. I set the umbrella up between two lounge chairs near the wave pool and we enjoyed several hours of fun. But in the afternoon, I was approached by a staff member in a yellow shirt. He was immediately very rude and condescending to me. He told me I would have to take my umbrella down because it was against park policy to bring your own. I was confused as I looked around and saw so many umbrellas almost identical to mine shading park employees as they worked. My friend spoke up and advised the man of my history with skin cancer and told him how important it was for me to have shade. His very rude response was, "It doesn't matter, you have to take it down". My friend asked to speak to a manger and he said he was a manager and there was no one else we could talk to. He walked off. I did not take the umbrella down immediately as I was waiting for him to return so I could ask him to show me the park policy where I could not bring an umbrella. When he returned about 5 minutes later he was obviously angry that I had not obeyed his order and his tone became very hostile. He started calling in other managers on his radio. I felt threatened at that point and was in utter disbelief that this was happening over an umbrella I had brought to the park to protect my skin. He very loudly told me I better take the umbrella down NOW or he would have me and the umbrella removed from the park. I took the umbrella down and got his name so I can report him and am in the process of doing this now. As he was handing the information I needed to report him he said, 'Good Luck with that' and walked off. I was told by another park employee that he is the director of operations for the park. I was beside myself. We had spent hundreds of dollars that day alone in that park only to be treated with such disrespect by someone with a position pretty high up on the ladder. For the sake of my family and friends I had brought to the park, we stayed and I tried to make the rest of the day as enjoyable as possible but our day was basically ruined. Update: My formal complaint to Dollywood corporate was filed on August 5th and I have never received a call, letter, or any type of response from them. The only response they have given was they put a personal umbrella policy on the Splash Country web page. Considering the money I've spent in those parks and other Dolly owned attractions over the years, this is beyond disappointing. Sadly, this will be my last year doing business with any Dollywood Corporate affiliates.
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"Only OK"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
The wait times for the good rides were very long and overall the park caters to families with children.
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Westminster, Colorado
"Food is a Problem"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
The day we went was crazy busy and I stood in line for a hot dog for over 45 minutes in the heat. We got there at lunch time and were already hungry, so waiting that long for a hot dog and fries was not great. (overall not a huge selection of food). I think our time would have been much more enjoyable had we packed a lunch. But that isn't allowed so EVERYONE has to stand in the same few lines to eat. Total bummer. And the water was super cold. If I ever go back to the area, I will skip this. Lots of potential, but they need some changes.
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Michele S
Shelby Township, Michigan
"Nice water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019 NEW
Dollywood Splash park was nice but not the best I've ever been too. The lazy river was over crowded and everyone kept bumping into people. I do like the fact that you can refill your water bottle and free water stations with cups. You also have to bring your own towels so read all the rules first because I missed that one.
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Morristown, Tennessee
"Splashes for all ages!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 02, 2019 NEW
This water park has lots to do wether your 2 to 102! Many water slides and splash pools. Family rides and a water coaster. Prices range from $49.95 for adults to $44.95 for children. They also give a military discount. They also have a H20 time saver that allows you to not wait in long lines. Prices range depending on how many rides you don't want to wait in line for. From $54.95 to $22.95. Places to eat like dip n dots to hamburgers, pizza. Chicken tenders, chili cheese fries, hot dogs and more!!! We had a great time and I know we'll go back. Dollywood is right next to the water park, so a family could spend a weekend going to both parks. Parking is $15. That's the only thing we didn't like. A little steep just to park your car for the day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dollywood's Splash Country

Is Dollywood’s Splash Country wheelchair accessible?  
A majority of the park is level to gently-rolling and is, thus, wheelchair accessible.

Are wheelchairs available for daily rental?  If so, what is the cost?
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent. Reservations are not taken; they are rented on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be carried over to the next day (on an "After 3, Next Day Free" ticket). Wheelchairs are available for an additional fee.

What is the minimum age for children to attend the park without supervision?
For the safety of our guests, children must be 13 years old or older to enter without an adult. Children 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by a chaperone 16 years old or older. Unescorted children will not be admitted to Dollywood’s Splash Country.

Are lockers available for rent?
We have two sizes of all day lockers for your convenience, even a family size locker! Regular size lockers and family size lockers are located throughout the park and sold for an additional fee on a first-come, first-served basis.

What are the parking fees at Dollywood’s Splash Country?
Fees vary, depending on vehicle type. Please visit for details.

What if my child is 3 years old or younger?
They are free!

Does my infant need to wear a swim diaper?
Yes, swim diapers must be worn by babies/toddlers not yet potty trained. Swim diapers are available at Riverside Trading Post for purchase.

Are coolers or outside food or drink allowed at Dollywood’s Splash Country?
No, after careful consideration of park policies across the nation, consultation with health and safety experts and much consideration of the welfare of our guests and employees alike, we are unable to allow coolers, food or drinks into Dollywood's Splash Country. Although we do not allow food or drink to be brought into the park, Dollywood's Splash Country offers a wide variety of delicious foods available at our restaurants and snack vendors. (Special dietary needs should be addressed with the Safety Office prior to arrival.) However, if you would like to eat elsewhere or must leave for any reason during the day, remember to get your hand stamped, then you can return later that same day. Dollywood's Splash Country does not have picnic areas at the park. However, Dollywood’s Splash Country has picnic tables outside the Front Gate if you choose to leave the Park to have a picnic.

What is the park’s attire policy?
Only swimsuits are allowed on the water attractions. No swimsuits with buckles, rivets, or any sharp objects. No denim, corduroy or cutoffs allowed. Shirts are not permitted on the body slides (no exceptions). Thong swimsuits are not permitted. Shirts with profanity are not permitted.  Additionally, Shoes, sandals or footwear with buckles are not permitted on the attractions. No footwear may be worn on the Mountain Scream, Wild River Falls, SwiftWater Run, The Butterfly or Bear Mountain Fire Tower. Water shoes or similar footwear is acceptable on all other attractions.

Can I leave the park and return that same day?
Yes, you will need to have your hand stamped at the exit.

Are strollers available for rent?
A limited number of single strollers are available for rent (an additional fee) on a first-come, first-served basis.

What items are prohibited at the park?
Alcohol and weapons.

Are there First Aid Stations located at Dollywood’s Splash Country?
Splash Country has a First Aid Station located near Big Bear Plunge with medical personnel on duty at all times during park hours.

Are baby changing and nursing stations available at the park?
Yes, baby Care Centers, located near Big Bear Plunge and The Cascades, offer nursing areas, changing stations and family restrooms.

Are towels available at Dollywood’s Splash Country?
Towels are not provided but are available for purchase, if you need one.  We recommend bringing one with you.

Are pets allowed at Dollywood’s Splash Country?
Although pets are not permitted inside Dollywood’s Splash Country’s guests have access to Dollywood’s one-of-a-kind kennel, Doggywood.  The daily rental fee provides each dog its own water supply, and a walk area is located adjacent to the building so owners can spend time with their pets without having to leave the park. Space is limited, and reservations are highly recommended. Please call 865-428-9826 during Park operating hours. Without a reservation, all kennels at Doggywood will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. *Please note: Doggywood can only accommodate dogs.  Service animals for Guests with disabilities are allowed inside Dollywood’s Splash Country.

Does Dollywood’s Splash Country offer rain checks on tickets?
If adverse weather conditions significantly affect Park operations and your visit is shortened because of it, you can request a rain check—just ask before leaving. Rain checks are distributed at the Front Gate and are valid until the end of the season. Rain checks are not distributed later if you don't ask the day you are at the park.

Can I bring in personal flotation devices?
Tubes are provided at no additional charge on a first-come, first-served basis for the wave pool, lazy river and tube slides. No personal tubes, noodles or floats will be allowed in the water including children's "water wings," "floatation seats," "inflatable rings," or "bubble packs."

Are life vests provided at Dollywood’s Splash Country?
Life vests are provided at no additional charge and will be required for non-swimmers and small children at the direction of the Lifeguards. Personal life vests must be USCG approved and in good condition. Water wings, floatation seats or bubble packs may not be used. Life vests are strongly recommended for non-swimmers and weak swimmers.

Why do my E-Tickets only have one name listed on them?
The name on the E-Ticket is the primary ticket holder but the tickets are valid for all within your party.