Get Away: Great Wolf Lodge Maryland

The kid fun includes a massive indoor water park, arcades, mini golf, a ropes course, live action games, treasure hunts and more.
Rapid Racers

Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Stave off summer rain and sunburns with an indoor swimming, sliding and climbing adventure. The 700-room Great Wolf Lodge Maryland, which opened in late June as the chain’s largest waterpark resort, brings an Aspen-like lodge spirit to its Perryville property (compared with the more rustic, log-cabin look of its mid-Atlantic sister resort in Williamsburg). 

Drop four stories before spinning down the Coyote Cannon waterslide or race your family on the toboggan-style Mountain Edge Raceway.

Water Park Fort Mackenzie

The water park’s Fort Mackenzie (Courtesy photo)

Otter Cave Waterworks, a water-fort tree house, includes toddler-friendly slides and toys, while the Hot Springs’ multiple alcoves are ideal for a warm soak. All are part of a 128,000-square-foot indoor water park that also offers raft rides designed for siblings and families to ride together. 

River Canyon Run

River Canyon Run at Great Wolf Lodge Maryland (Courtesy photo)

The 57,000-square-foot Great Wolf Adventure Park—a dry fun zone that feels like a cruise ship on land—is where you’ll find an arcade, duckpin bowling, mini golf and a ropes course, as well as MagiQuest, a live-action journey through a fantasy forest that you navigate with a magic wand to become a “Master Magi.” 

Adventure Park Rendering

Great Wolf Adventure Park in Perryville, Maryland. Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Family-friendly suites, many with design elements inspired by Great Wolf’s wolf pack stories, come in a variety of styles and configurations. Some include cozy bunk-bed rooms with character theming. Many can be connected for large families or to form multigenerational accommodations.


Kids use magic wands to navigate MagiQuest, a live-action adventure. (Courtesy photo)

Visit in-house Dunkin’ Donuts for morning fuel. Other fun eateries serve pizza, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, ice cream and drinks, including adult beverages. New addition Barnwood is good for a seafood and steak night with the kids. And don’t miss Story Time for a bedtime tale around the fireplace. 

Rates begin at $249 per night and include waterpark admission. 

Great Wolf Lodge, 1240 Chesapeake Overlook Parkway, Perryville, Maryland; 888-983-9653 

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