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4 Outdoor Smoky Mountain Attractions to Keep You Cool During Your Vacation

If you are planning a late summer visit to the Smoky Mountains and find yourself wanting to avoid the heat, you can take comfort knowing there are plenty of great ways to stay cool! There are not only tons of indoor air-conditioned attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but also fun outdoor attractions that can provide relief from the heat! Here are 4 outdoor Smoky Mountain attractions that will help keep you cool during your vacation:

1. Dollywood’s Splash Country

people at the end of a water slideOne of the most popular summer attractions in the Smoky Mountains is Dollywood’s Splash Country, a massive water park featuring exciting slides and pools for all ages! Thrillseekers love the Big Bear Plunge, Slick Rock Racer, and SwiftWater Run water slides, while The Cascades and Little Creek Falls are perfect for the little children in your family. If you want to stay cool in the water as long as possible, head directly to the Mountain Waves pool or enjoy a lazy river ride on the Downbound Float Trip!

2. Water Slides at Ober Gatlinburg

The water slides at Ober Gatlinburg are some more fun Smoky Mountain attractions that will help you feel refreshed on a hot summer afternoon! You don’t even need to wear a bathing suit on these water slides, but this certainly doesn’t mean you won’t get wet! The Blue Cyclone is the largest slide and features plenty of twists through a dark tunnel, while the Shoot the Chute slide offers a steep drop into a splash pool at the bottom! Finally, the Lightnin’ Water Ride is an open-air slide that features speed changes due to the unique dips! You’ll have a blast riding these water slides at Ober.

3. White Water Rafting at Smoky Mountain Outdoors

white water rafting on a riverAnother great way to cool off in the Smokies is joining one of the white water rafting trips at Smoky Mountain Outdoors! This professional outfitter offers several awesome excursions on the Pigeon River, ranging from a scenic float trip on the Lower Pigeon River to a wild adventure down class 3 and 4 rapids on the Upper Pigeon River! The minimum age for the upper river trip is 8 years old or weigh a minimum of 70 pounds, while the minimum age for the lower river trip is just 3 years old. This means almost everyone can participate in this fun activity!

4. Cabins with Pool Access

If you really want to make sure you stay cool through your summer vacation, stay in one of our Smoky Mountain cabins with a pool or pool access! We have cabins with a private pool so you can have a blast without the crowds! Since these pools are located indoors, you never have to worry about dealing with rainy weather or getting a sunburn! Our cabins with pool access provide exclusive access to a lovely community pool where you can spend the afternoon relaxing or splashing around with your family and friends!

You’ll find so many fun things in the Smoky Mountains that will keep you cool! Since you have a plan on how to stay cool, check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge today to plan your vacation to the Smoky Mountains!