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Mountain Waves at Dollywood’s Splash Country: An All-ages Waterpark Wave Pool
Written by: Vicky Reddish
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Chill out in the shade or hop on a tube to ride big (or little) waves at Mountain Wave, Dollywood’s Splash Country’s 25,000-square-foot wave pool.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Get a little bit of an oceanside experience in the Great Smoky Mountains at Dollywood’s Splash Country’s very own 25,000-square-foot family-friendly wave pool: Mountain Waves!

One of the primo choices for family fun at Dollywood’s Splash Country—the sort of place where family fun isn’t exactly in short supply—Mountain Waves offers a cool-off, fun-under-the-sun experience that’ll appeal to just about all ages.

Splash Country markets its expansive wave pool as essentially a day at the beach minus the sand getting everywhere (oh, and the sharks). You can chill out in the shade along the edge of the pool or take a tube out to snag some waves.

Speaking of waves, they come rolling their way across a size spectrum so that everyone from toddlers to big kids (and kids-at-heart) can safely and happily catch some of the sloshy action. The shallow side of the pool comes riffled by little waves, while the deeper part promises—you guessed it—bigger ones.

The Mountain Waves wave pool is one of several Dollywood’s Splash Country attractions that don’t have any height requirements. Others include the Downbound Float Trip, Wild River Falls, and the waterpark play areas of The Cascades, Little Creek Falls, and the Bear Mountain Fire Tower.

Given its spaciousness and full-on relaxing vibe, the wave pool at Dollywood’s Splash Country is also often the site of special events at the waterpark, such as the swimming lessons offered on Water Safety Day and live DJ entertainment.

Whether you’re visiting with some tiny tykes ready for gentle play in the shallows or a passel of buddies ready to tube over the big waves, Mountain Waves makes one of the all-out hubs at Dollywood’s Splash Country: Wile away a few hours here alternating between poolside R&R and tubing out in the up-and-down depths. Young and old alike are liable to have an across-the-board blast at this “day at the beach” in the Great Smokies!