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Wild Bear Falls Park Information

Admission Prices

  • Under 3 years of age: Free
  • Single-Day Admission: $18.95 +tax
  • Three-Day Admission: $39.95 +tax
  • Five-Day Admission: $66.95 +tax

  • Lockers are available to rent for $10.00 with a $5.00 refund when the key is returned 30 minutes prior to closing.

    The best value, if you're looking to stay in Gatlinburg, is to take advantage of our Free Water Park Tickets Special Offer. The offer is for most room types and bundles room plus water park tickets for one low price. Tickets to Wild Bear Falls can be purchased once you get to the resort and do not need to be purchased in advance. However, the indoor water park does reach capacity some days, so we recommend to get there early. Wild Bear Falls is open to the public, with parking adjacent to Wild Bear Falls, so be sure to make it part of your vacation experience!

    Current Hours of Operation (September 1 – December 31, 2014)

    Monday through Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

    January 4 – March 5, 2015

    Monday through Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm

    March 6 – April 12, 2015


    Monday – Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

    April 13 – May 21, 2015

    Monday – Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm
    Friday – Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

    May 22 – September 7, 2015

    Monday – Sunday: 11 am to 10 pm

    September 8 – December 31, 2015

    Monday – Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
    Friday – Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

    Hours may vary; please call Wild Bear Falls for any changes at (865) 430-4800, ext. 89115.

    Wild Bear Falls water park is ideally located inside the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and lifeguards are on duty at all times. We're located at:

    915 Westgate Resort Road
    Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    Phone: (865) 430-4800, ext. 89115

    Severe Weather Policy

    Wild Bear Falls will remain open during rain showers as long as there is no presence of lightning or thunder within the area. In the event of lightning, thunder or severe weather the slides will close. The water park slides will close for a mandatory 30 minutes during severe weather. When a full 30 minutes has passed without seeing lightning or hearing thunder, the slides may re-open.

    Wild Bear Falls General Rules

  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children 3 years old and under who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers at all times.
  • Coolers, food & beverage products, chairs and floats are not permitted.
  • Appropriate swimwear is required at all times during the duration of your visit to Wild Bear Falls. Cut-off jeans, thongs, swimming suits with buckles or rivets, bracelets, watches and jewelry are not permitted.
  • No sharp objects of any kind will be permitted within the water park.
  • No spitting or spouting of water will be permitted.
  • No running, horseplay or diving will be permitted anywhere in the park.
  • Weak & non-swimmers should wear life vests for their safety. Life vests are available at Wild Bear Falls upon request.
  • Guests must be at least 48 inches in height to ride any of the water slides—with exception of the children's pool slides.
  • The use of swimming masks, fins and snorkels is NOT permitted.
  • Aggressive play & behavior is not permitted within the water park.
  • No pets allowed.
  • No refunds.
  • Please pay close attention to the specific rules and instructions that are posted at individual attractions throughout the park.
  • Obey lifeguards at all times.
  • Have a great time!