In case you hadn’t noticed, water parks have become a big thing all across the country. And speaking of big things, you might not even be aware that the Poconos is home to the biggest indoor water park in all of the United States! Of course, Poconos residents (and visitors) have more than one water park from which to choose. Still, there’s no need to stress out about which one is right for you. Relax and glance through this Complete Guide to Water Parks in the Poconos. Then grab an inner tube, slip on your sunglasses, and chill out this summer!
So if you’re interested in wet, wild, family fun without having to worry about tipping your canoe, here’s a look at some of your options in the Poconos.
Located at 250 Kalahari Blvd, in Pocono Manor, PA 18349, this authentically African- themed water park waterpark is indeed the biggest indoor water park in America. Guests can experience the Indoor Waterpark featuring a retractable roof, stand-up surfing or body boarding on the FlowRider, and enjoy the twists and turns of the Anaconda and Swahili Swirl waterslides, relaxing lazy river and indoor/outdoor family hot tub, tons of activities for the little ones and much, much more!
Great Wolf Lodge
The spray features in the toddler area will make the little ones giggle. The more adventurous will be thrilled by the white-knuckle extreme tube rides. This is a water park that was designed with everyone in mind. But the fun doesn't end with rides and slides—there are plenty of games g and unique activities outside the water park including Scooops® Kid Spa, MagiQuest® live-action adventure game and Northern Lights Arcade. Guests can even try something new, such as Slideboarding! You’ll have to see it to believe it! Click here for more information about Great Wolf Lodge.
Camelbeach Mountain Water Park
If you like adrenaline-filled waterslides or just lounging poolside on a hot summer day, you’ll find thrills from mild to wild at Camelbreach! The park features more than 37 rides, slides and attractions, dousing buckets, spraying water, hundreds of palm trees, cobblestone walkways, water rides, and beach sand. Camelbeach instantly transports guests to a water park oasis, where kids can be kids and adults can too. Visitors can experience Camelbeach for the day or for a weekend getaway. It quickly becomes obvious that this is no ordinary water park. The park is located at 309 Resort Drive in Tannersville, Pa 18372. Click here for more information.
If you’re a guest at Camelback Resort, a private waterpark awaits you! Aquatopia's water temperature stays at a comfortable 84 degrees—making it a great family destination year round. Between seven pools, 13 slides and the world's longest indoor water-coaster, it's easy to see why Aquatopia is a must-see attraction. Five "age appropriate" zones make indoor water play a safe option for families of all sizes and ages, while the BomboraFlowRider gives older family members a chance to test their surfing and boogie boarding skills. A comprehensive map of Aquatopia can be found here.
Split Rock Resort
Nearly 54,000 square feet of water play opportunities has caused families to flock to Pennsylvania to spend time at the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony. This indoor family waterpark is ideal for overnight or day visitors alike, thanks to its five body-tube and raft slides; wave pool; and the state's first indoor flow rider, the Komodo Dragon. If leisurely indoor water creation is more your style, not to worry—the Lava Springs hot tubs await you.
Of course, there’s more to a great water park than just water. Here’s a look at some of the additional features these parks have to offer.
Water Parks Aren’t Just a Warm Weather Activity
It’s easy to think of water parks as a warm weather, summertime activity. A number of the water parks in the Poconos are year-round facilities. Just because it gets cool outside doesn’t mean you and your family can’t have a splashing good time. Here’s a look at a post that highlights the “all-season” availability of Poconos water parks. And here’s a post that focuses on the great indoor fun available at Great Wolf Lodge.
There’s More to Poconos Water Parks Than Just “Splishin’ &Splashin’”
Some resorts are about more than just fun for the kids. Kalahari Resorts, for instance, is also a great conference and convention facility. They offer unparalleled hospitality in a vacation-style setting. That’s part of the reason that the events they host increase meeting attendance by more than 20 percent. Their expertise and in-depth knowledge of what it takes to host the perfect event—small or large—is obvious. Click here for more information about corporate events at Kalahari.
You Can Combine Great Fun with Great Food
Often when people think of food at water parks the options seem rather limited. That’s certainly not the case at Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos. In fact, Kalahari recently opened up two outstanding new restaurants that will tantalize guests’ taste buds. The Double Cut Charcoal Grill/Liquor Bar is a contemporary steakhouse, that features robust selectioncooked over hot coals (steak, seafood, chops, chicken, and vegetables). Sortino's Italian Kitchen is a new age red sauce restaurant that embodies the character and spirit of a neighborhood Italian eatery that has been in the neighborhood forever.You can read more about both of these restaurants here.
So if you’re looking for some wet and wild fun this summer—or even later, when the outside temperatures drop—you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to water parks with a little bit extra right here in the Poconos!