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10+ Local Water Parks & Fresh Water Attractions for Middle Tennessee

Looking for summer fun? There is nothing like visiting the fresh waters of Tennessee or many of the wonderful water parks in the area with your family during a hot summer! The humidity is thick, the days are long, and these nearby water options are inviting! Add a few of these Tennessee and Kentucky day trip options for the perfect summer day by the water. 
 
 
Nashville Shores
Hermitage, TN
More than 1 million gallons of summer fun including thrilling slides, a wave pool, lazy river, pools, a beautiful beach, lake cruises and more family-friendly attractions. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is a family-friendly campers' paradise packed with first-class amenities. Learn more at nashvilleshores.com.
 
Soundwaves at Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN
Exclusive upscale amenities and relaxing water features with energetic rides, immersive music and an extraordinary oasis for people of all ages to enjoy. Details can be found at soundwavesgo.com.
 
 
Venture River
Eddyville, Kentucky 
Home to an 18,000 square foot wave pool, 750 foot long lazy river, kiddie pool, Wipeout, and many other water attractions. Visit VentureRiver.com for pricing and more information.
 
Tiebreaker Family Aquatic Park
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
This park features a splash zone, twisting water slides, a lazy river, interactive playgrounds, and a pool-side cafe. Visit tiebreakerpark.com for more information. 
 
 
Beech Bend Park
Bowling Green, KY
The Splash Lagoon water park, go from 0 to 60 with 16 water slides! Relax as you float along the lazy river, then tackle the wave pool, award-winning Cyclone Saucer water slides, 2 interactive children's play pools, and Tiki Island. The adjoining adventure park features thrill coasters and rides for the family. 
 
 
Cheatham Dam 
Ashland City, TN
Offering over 11 locations to get into for floating/canoeing/kayaking along with Right Bank Recreational Area offering sandy beach entry to the water. Details at recreation.gov. 
 
 
 
Wilderness at the Smokies
Sevierville, TN
Home to the Wild WaterDome, Tennessee’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, which features a see-through roof that will weather-proof your vacation. The resort features 2 water parks both indoor & out along with other adventure type amenities. Learn more at wildernessatthesmokies.com. 
 
 
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
Santa Claus, IN
This is a combination theme park and water park. Attractions include splash zones, water coasters & slides. Traditional coasters and thrill rides included at the same ticket price as well. Find out more at holidayworld.com. 
 
 
Hurricane Bay at Kentucky Kingdom
Louisville, KY
This waterpark features over two dozen attractions for guests of all ages, including two kids play areas, two wave pools, three slide towers, and two river tube attractions. Read more at kentuckykingdom.com.
 
 
Lake Barkley & Land Between the Lakes
Cadiz, KY
Lake Barkley features a 22-acre water park, boating, fishing, kayaking and lots more. See all there is to do in the area here: lakebarkley.org. 
 
 
Dollywood Splash Country
Pigeon Forge, TN
Thrilling rides and slides as well as cool waters and great kiddie areas can be found through Dollywood’s 35acre Splash Country. Find the details at Dollywood.com. 
 
Billy Dunlop Park
Clarksville, TN 
Local park access offering tube/kayak access to the Red River along with fishing and rope swings. Facilities include covered pavilions and playground equipment. Learn more at cityofclarksville.com. 
 
 
Clarksville Marina on the Cumberland River
Clarksville, TN
Enjoy a sun-drenched day on the Cumberland River pulling a tube or opt for a relaxing sunset cruise. The choice is yours! Feel the breeze, enjoy the fresh air and take a boat ride along the river.