Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark is an outdoor water park in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, at the foothills of the Pocono Mountains. It is part of the Camelback Mountain offerings, which include an indoor waterpark and an adventure park. The outdoor water park is open from Memorial Day weekend in May through Labor Day weekend in September.
As the largest water park in Pennsylvania, the park offers 37 different rides, slides, and attractions. All water park rides are labeled into categories of thrill rides, family rides, kids’ rides, or adventure zones. Four of the rides are body slides, six are tube slides, ten are mat slides, and ten are raft rides. The Kahuna Lagoon Wave Pool features a sandy beach and a 30,000-square-foot wave pool with a variety of waves. There are small 1-foot rollers and the “Big Kahuna,” a 4 to 6 foot wave. The wave pool offers the biggest waves in the Northeast United States. The FlowRider, which was added to the park in 2006, is a simulated wave, allowing guests to boogie board or surf on a Flowboard. The Blue Nile Adventure River is a 1,000-foot-long lazy river that guests can float down on an inner tube past waterfalls, geysers, and bubbling waters. The Mummy’s Oasis is an attraction designed for young children and offers slides, sprinklers, and interactive water gadgets.
The Camelbeach Adventure Zone offers non-water based thrills such as a 24-foot high climbing wall, a Euro Bungee, in which guests jump from the ground to upwards of 20 feet, and a freefall tower, from which guests can jump from one of two heights onto a Hollywood-style stunt airbag. Guests looking to explore the land-based adventures even more may visit Camelback Mountain Adventures, which offers 1,000 feet of zip lines, a tree-top adventure course, the 4,500-foot ZipFlyer, and mountain coaster rides high in the Pocono Mountains. Guests may also choose to stay close to the ground, with rides friendly to those afraid of heights, or enjoy the views of the Poconos from high above the treetops with an adventure ride. The Mountain Adventures are popular with groups for team building, meetings, and events.
Visitors to any of the parks may enjoy them with a day pass or stay for a multi-day adventure. The Camelbeach Lodge and Aquatopia Waterpark is located at the foothills of the resort and features the largest indoor family entertainment center and indoor water park in the Northeast. The indoor water park is open all year round and maintains a steady 84°F climate. Aquatopia features a spa that offers services to both kids and adults. Little ones can accompany their parents for manicures and pedicures with ice cream included. The lodge offers a large variety of room layouts, all designed to be family friendly, as well as nine options for dining. Townhomes for up to 14 guests are also available to rent and include tickets to both the indoor and outdoor water parks.
History: Camelback Mountain opened in 1963 and is the largest ski resort in the Poconos. Today, over 1 million outdoor enthusiasts visit the park annually. The park occupies 166 acres and is partially located in the Big Pocono State Park. Camelbeach Waterpark opened in 1998 as a summer attraction of the Camelback Mountain Ski Resort. The park was awarded “Best Commercial Waterpark” by Aquatics International Magazine in the category of 100,000 to 300,000 visitors per year. It was also awarded “Best Waterpark to Visit” in 2005 by the International Amusement Parks Convention. Camelback Mountain Adventures opened in 2009 and boasts the largest treetop adventure course in Pennsylvania. In May of 2015, the resort opened the Camelback Hotel Resort and Indoor Waterpark, Aquatopia. USA Today voted Aquatopia the number one Indoor Waterpark in the country in 2015.
Ongoing Programs & Education: The park hosts several events throughout the season. The Camelbeach Ski Patrol ride is a group mountain bike ride that aims to raise funds for the area Ski Patrol. The World’s Largest Swim Lesson is in June, and this national event takes place at facilities across the country to raise awareness about the importance of drowning prevention and teaching young children to swim. Registration is free to the first 50 guests who would like to learn how to swim. Other events are purely for the entertainment, such as the Fireworks Celebration on July 4th weekend, which includes dinner, live music, and access to all 37 rides and attractions at the park, followed by a fireworks show.
309 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372, Phone: 570-629-1662
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