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Wilderness on the Lake

Wilderness on the Lake

Wilderness on the Lake

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Overview

Relax in a beautiful and spacious, fully-furnished Wilderness on the Lake unit. Each unit has 2 or 3 bedrooms; 2 fireplaces; a 4-season room with Jacuzzi tub; full kitchen and laundry room. The resort also has its own indoor/outdoor waterpark, Big Fish 3-D Mini Golf, outdoor fire pits, gas grills and a limited number of boat slips. A convenient shuttle service takes resort guests anywhere on the Wilderness grounds. Admission to any of the Wilderness waterparks, including the Lost World at Glacier Canyon Lodge, as well as the Timberland Play Park in the main resort is included in your stay.

 

Water Activities:

Guests at any Wilderness property (Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Wilderness on the Lake or Glacier Canyon Lodge) have access to 4 indoor and 4 outdoor waterparks as well as a variety of attractions which are spread out between all three properties located on the Wilderness Territory right here in Wisconsin Dells. A convenient resort shuttle and water taxi service takes guests wherever they want to go on the Territory. Plus, all Wilderness waterparks are exclusively for guests so you don’t have to worry about overcrowding!

NEW IN 2014: A two-story laser tag arena, laser maze, indoor go-karts, Margarita’s adults-only swim-up bar and Klondike Boardwalk which will be home to Yukon Yogurt, Klondike Pizza Kitchen and Klondike Kate’s Libations.
 
Indoor Waterparks:
 
Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, the Wild West Waterpark spans 70,000 sq. ft. and features:     
 
  • Wild West Bumper Boats
  • The Black Hole thrill slide 
  • The Fantastic Voyage, the Dells' only 5-person raft ride
  • Ransack Ridge, a four-story interactive play feature
  • Four speed slides and indoor/outdoor hot spas
  • Indoor/outdoor hot spa

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Klondike Kavern Waterpark spans over 65,000 sq. ft. and features:  
 
  • The Hurricane thrill slide, the Dells tallest indoor 4-person raft ride which was featured on the Travel Channel’s Xtreme Waterparks television show
  • Bonanza Brook, a 400-foot lazy river 
  • Sulfur Springs indoor/outdoor hot spa
  • Bonanza Bluff, a huge play feature which includes 50 play & spray features, a 750-gallon tipping bucket, a 20 foot body slide and a 4 foot side by side children's slide.
  • Two 500-foot tube rides which drop five stories
  • A 180-Foot body slide

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, the Wild WaterDome Waterpark, spans 70,000 square feet and features: 

  • A see-through roof which allows UV rays to permeate through it so you can tan indoors year-round
  • Margarita’s adults-only swim-up bar (opening May 2014)
  • The Great Wave, the country’s largest indoor wave pool spanning 15,450 square feet
  • The Dueling Mammoths thrilling family raft ride
  • A 2,200 square foot 'zero-depth' play lagoon for the smaller ones
  • 9 cave-themed private cabanas available for rent.
     

Located at Wilderness on the Lake on the Wilderness Territory, Cubby's Cove Waterpark encompasses 35,000 square feet and features:

 
  • Interactive multi-level aquatic kids play structure complete with play and spray features as well as two smaller body slides that are perfect for introducing toddlers and young children to waterparks.
  • Indoor/outdoor hot spas 
  • Water basketball pool
 

Outdoor Waterparks:

  • Located at Glacier Canyon Lodge on the Wilderness Territory, Lost World Waterpark, spans 3.2 acres and features:
  • Lunar Loop extreme thrill slide, which features a five story drop before propelling thrill seekers into a nearly vertical spiral loop at speeds of up to 40 mph
  • Cosmic Drop, extreme which features a straight, stomach-dropping, five-story plunge that feels like a free fall at speeds of up to 40 mph
  • Halley’s Comet Racers featuring steep twists, turns and stomach drops
  • The Lost World Adventure River that includes fast rapids, uphill currents, twisting slides, swirls and run-offs
  • A swimming pool with a lily pad bridge
  • Dinosaur-themed play ‘n spray structure with tipping bucket to douse unsuspecting little tykes
  • Water basketball pool
  • Outdoor spa
  • Dinosaur Crossing, A WildKid’s Club activity area
  • 15 private cabanas available for rent

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Lake Wilderness Waterpark spans over 40,000 square feet and features:
  • Island Pool: a 13,000 sq. ft. lazy lake complete with sideline play activities and built-in lounging ridge
  • Rafter’s Rage Tube Slide: a 300-foot tube slide complete with twists & turns
  • Rafter’s Rage Body Slide: a 220-foot body slide
  • Lil’ Chutes: Two 100-foot body slides with plunge pool
  • A lap pool
  • A children’s wading pool with hands-on water activities & spray features
  • 9 private poolside cabanas available for rent 

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, New Frontier Waterpark spans over 95,000 square feet and features:
 
  • Prospector's Creek, a 600-foot lazy river
  • Gold Rush Tube Slide, a thrilling 400-foot tunnel slide that launches off a 40-foot high tower and Timber Falls, a lightning fast body slide that launches from the same tower
  • Bear Foot Island Sprayground, that features spraying fountains, exploding geysers, shooting water jets and other fun water play features
  • Toddler's Cove, zero-depth play area with tree swing, smaller slides, bubbling geysers and other fun activities
  • Two activity pools
  • Margarita’s adults only, indoor/outdoor swim-up bar
  • Over an acre of deck space with lounge chairs and tables so you can relax while the kids play

 

Located at Wilderness on the Lake on the Wilderness Territory, Cubby's Cove Waterpark spans 15,000 square feet and features:

  • An Infinity pool with vanishing edge that overlooks Lake Delton
  • The Watering Hole, a small zero depth play and spray area perfect for small children
  • Scenic views of Lake Delton 
  • Private sandy beach

 

In addition to its waterparks, the Wilderness Resort has many other fun attractions for guests to explore. They include:

Indoor:

  • Northern Light Sky Ropes Course*
  • Wild West Indoor Bumper Boats*
  • Wild Abyss, Wild Buccaneer and Big Fish 3-D Mini Golf*
  • Wilderwoods Go-Karts – NEW summer 2014*
  • Ok Corral Lazer Tag Arena and Marshal Training Lazer Maze –NEW February 2014*
  • 3 Mega Arcades*
  • Timberland Play Park
  • Polka Dot Pots Paint Your Own Pottery*
  • WildKids Club Activities

Outdoor:

  • Wild Rock Golf Club*
  • The Woods 9-Hole Family Course*
  • Wilderness Canyon Zip Line Tour*
  • Lost World Jurassic Outdoor Mini Golf*
  • Cosmic Go-Karts and Kiddie Karts*
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Wilderland Park
  • Nature and Strolling Path

*Please note these attractions are not included with your stay and require an additional fee to participate.

 
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    2015-12-28ALWAYS THE BEST STAY !!!! THE STAFF GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TOO MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE, ALWAYS CLEAN, FIRST CLASS SERVICE ALL THE TIME!!!
    -ArleneS Chicago Hts,IL
    2013-06-23Our family has stayed at the Wilderness every year since it was built. Every facility is great but the Lakes are our favorite! Love the Dells
    -John 
    2013-03-17I love the dells used to go every year when I was a child tilI was 18 yrs old. I want to share that with my kids
    -yanisha 
    2012-09-18Best family vacation that we ever had. We have two kids that loved the water parks and the Polka Dot Pottery at the Wilderness on the Lake that we stayed at.
    -Nathan 
    2008-06-21Stayed at Wilderness on the Lake in 2007 as a neighborhood weekend outing and we had a great time. Very friendly and accomodating with things to enjoy for all ages.
    -PaulRochester,MN

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