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Smugglers' Notch Waterpark

  • 4.5

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Smugglers' Notch Waterpark
4323 Vermont Route 108 South
JeffersonvilleVT 05464
(800) 523-2754

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: $69 Adult | $49 Kids 3-18 | Kids under 3 free with paying Adult | Vermonter's get 50% off with ID

Parking: Yes

Features: Restrooms, Snack Stand

Smugglers' Notch outdoor water playgrounds offer something for everyone - from tots playing peekaboo with the fountains and misters at Splashville Splash Pad to the big kids settling into a tube for a slide down the Giant Rapid River Ride!

Hike up to Rum Runners Hideaway for a freshwater swim in our mountainside reservoir where an Aqua Jump trampoline adds pizazz to this old-fashioned Vermont swimming hole experience. Or, spend the day at Bootleggers' Basin enjoying the Zoom Flume waterslide.  

Daycation ticket or Vermonter Summer Pass includes:

  • Use of 8 pools, 4 waterslides, and 2 hot tubs
  • Guided hikes, wikes & walks
  • Use of mountain bike skills park and mountain bike trails
  • Use of the Village 9 disc golf course
  • Family fun activities & entertainment
  • Adult activities & entertainment 

 

Please bring your own towels.

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missmagpie

  • 4

Reviewed on 08/17/2009

We went on a hot, sunday so it was crowded but we managed to score 2 chairs at the Mountainside Park. This is the only public access waterpark, the other two parks are for resort guests.

However this one has a pool for everyone. One large water slide, that you ride tubes down. Kids must be 48" tall to use it. One small waterslide with no tubes for tikes 48" and smaller. One adorable baby/toddler play pool that is setup lagoon style with gentle entry slopes, waterfalls, tubes to use to play with and some shade. The last pool is just a plain pool that goes from 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet deep. All of the pools were plenty warm in temperature.

The big waterslide is fast at the top, but has a soft, slow landing at the bottom. They do only let one person on at a time. It is very controlled. I felt like my kids were very safe. There were lots of lifeguards everywhere actually doing their job.

Not only do you need to BYO your own towels, but I would suggest BYO snacks and lunch. After paying $82 entry fee for a family of 4 we had to pay another $30 for lunch at the snack bar. The choices were hot dogs, turkey, ham, veggie, chicken caesar salad wraps, or salad plus chips or ice cream. Knowing those were my choices I might have packed a picnic.

The whole place could use a scrub down. It was clean, but still I spied green mold growing in places it shouldn't be :) Bathrooms are only ok. I did see showers, but we didn't use them.

Something to note: Rumrunner's Hideaway is FREE and open to the public. I am told it is a 20 min hike, approx 1/2 mile from the base lodge.

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Twtybrd1978

  • 4

Reviewed on 08/13/2017

We went to my husbands company work party and had a great time! We even had free entertainment watching animal control try to remove the raccoons that had taken over the Grrrrr water slide. I do recommend that the fun zone sells socks for those that have never been and don't know. Otherwise we have a great time:)

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MadRiverLibrarian

  • 4

Reviewed on 08/02/2013

I'm a Mad River Valley locale and have never even considered going to Smuggs with my kids on a hot summer day. They simply don't market to us, which is a shame, because the assortment of waterslides, pools, and hot tubs kept my teens happy all day long.

Bring your own towels and pack a picnic lunch. If you are a VT resident, you get half off the day pass. A perfect splurge for your staycation.

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VTchick

  • 3

Reviewed on 08/15/2012

I do like taking my family to the Mountain Side Pool area. But only only weekdays. Also only justifiable if you either have a VT ID--$24/adult or buy the 360 Adult Season Pass, which I did this summer, so its free! We always pack a picnic lunch. As it's very expensive for popsicles--$2.50/each. I do like the bar selection though, but once again, Smuggs will get ya!

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dkbain

  • 5

Reviewed on 08/15/2012

We're a Smuggs' Family. My daughters learned to ski and swim at Smugglers' Notch Resort. Last summer our family bought 360 passes which allowed us to ski with no black out dates, swim during the winter and use their waterparks during the summer. We purchased the 360 passes this year too. Great value for the dollar.

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NicoleR

  • 5

Reviewed on 07/30/2010

I took my two sons (ages 4 and 6) on a HOT Sunday in July. They had a BLAST!

You need to go to the guest service desk to buy your pass before heading up to the pool area. Parking is just outside the pool area and very close – which proves to be handy at the end of the day with waterlogged, tired little people.

Once in the pool area there’s ample seating and several pools. There is a small waterslide for young children and a splash pool that we spent most of our time in. We brought a picnic lunch and drinks, so we did not purchase anything from the snack bar – but they seemed to have a good selection of drinks and food.

Additional tips:
- You need to bring your own towel.
- They have a few grills available if you want to go all out on your lunch/dinner. BYO charcoal and grill tools.
- Children UNDER 6 are free.
- If you arrive before 11 am, parking and lounge chairs are plentiful. They seem to fill up quickly after that

A great time and we will be back for sure!
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twincoastlove

  • 5

Reviewed on 07/08/2010

We had the best time at this waterpark. Best by far was the wonderful slide at the top of the hill, which is where we enjoyed plenty of shade and sun. For 7 years old or under, be aware of the height restriction on the main waterpark slide. That was a disappointment as at 7, kids are thinking they can enjoy that big, glorious looking slide. Snacks available but it was handy to have packed our own picnic too. A really great family day!

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pcheftammy

  • 5

Reviewed on 08/24/2008

What a pleasant surprise! We loved the water park. My kids are 6 and 8 and it was perfect for them. The water park is clean, plenty of lifeguards making sure that only 1 person at a time is on the slide. There are several choices for food, one poolside, and the others part of the resort.

All in all, a great day and I can see this becoming an annual outing for our family!

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jmin

  • 5

Reviewed on 07/27/2008

This place is an untapped gem for locals. Within a 45 minute drive from Burlington is an outstanding waterpark for our 7&8 year old. Would also be appropriate for younger and older kids. There were pools with various water spray toys, tube slides of all sizes, a lily pad walk, water basketball & volleyball, waterfalls. Plenty of poolside chairs and tables to relax at. It was clean, both near the pool and in the restrooms. The lifeguards were all on the ball, calling out any rough play in the water and keeping all kids safe at all times. Plenty of guards on staff at all times, too. I knew my kids was being watched in the water by my eyes and the guards. 3 different pool areas/slides spread throughout the resort. You could take a shuttle between them or drive (we drove). Food was available and yummy. We had a great turky wrap.
Most everyone there were tourists staying at the resort. I think the $17 gets you in to all of the activities in the resort, not just the pools (i.e. mini golf, tennis, rock climbin, ) but I'm not sure about that. Regardless, the pools and slides were enough to keep us all occupied for the day. Definitely worth the trip and the money.
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