Visitors to Gatlinburg have plenty of activities to choose from, but one that might not be immediately apparent is the Wild Bear Falls Water Park – because it's entirely indoors.
Head for the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa and you'll also find the water park, complete with two exciting water slides. There's a lazy river ideal for a relaxing float, hot tubs for soaking, and a pool set up for sports like water basketball. There are also kid-friendly water attractions. One has kid-sized slides and another is just a spray for toddlers only.
Because Wild Bear Falls Water Park is completely indoors, it's a great place to enjoy warm water even during a Tennessee winter. The temperature inside the water park is always warm. There is a retractable roof on the facility, however, for days when it's just as nice outside as it always is inside the park.
Anyone planning to stay in Gatlinburg as well as enjoy the water park may want to consider staying at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa – guests of the hotel can get a special bundled rate on tickets to the water park. Note that outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the park (there are food vendors inside), and floats are also not permitted. Life jackets are available for free to anyone who asks for one. Lockers are available to rent.