No need to travel to a tropical climate: it’s always beach season at the Pocono Mountains' impressive waterpark resorts, where you can swim, splash, play and stay any time of year.
Enjoy sunbathing in the middle of winter thanks to the transparent texlon roof, Pennsylvania’s largest, arching over Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, or try the first virtual reality waterslide experience in the U.S. at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, one of the largest waterparks in the country. The region’s roster of thrilling, splash-ready resorts also boasts Great Wolf Lodge and Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, both favorites for families and both currently undergoing exciting expansion and renovation projects. With safety and sanitation procedures in place to protect guests, these four-season water playgrounds are the perfect place for families to reconnect.
While the rides and slides are must-tries, the excitement doesn’t stop there! At these Poconos resorts, you’ll find all your vacation needs under one roof: not only waterpark fun but also great shopping, dining and entertainment for all ages. On-site amenities such as arcades, laser tag, VR, mini golf and much more offer plenty to do when you feel like a break from the pool. Family-style suites provide the perfect amount of space for quality together time after a long day of play. For the young and the young at heart, there’s nothing like a Poconos indoor waterpark resort vacation.
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is a year-round adventure hotel in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Guests have 453 spacious suites and 16 unique layouts to choose from, with perfect options for a couple’s weekend, a friends getaway or family groups, whether you need accommodations for four guests or 14. When you stay overnight, access to Camelback's Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is always included in your stay, where gravity-defying, heart-pounding, smile-inducing water rides, swimming pools, FlowRider surfing and more await 365 days a year. Aquatopia’s 125,000 square feet contain 13 water slides, indoor cabanas, an interactive area for toddlers, plus food and shops close at hand. Camelback Lodge features a mega-arcade, indoor laser tag, virtual reality experience, bumper cars, an indoor ropes course and rock climbing for hours of fun. Don’t forget about the great on-site dining like Berrelli's Italian Steakhouse and Trails End Pub & Grille!
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A thrilling year-round adventure hotel in the Pocono Mountains! With 453 rooms in 16 various suite layouts, you'll find the…
There's plenty of outdoor fun to be had all year round as well. In the winter, the slopes of adjacent Camelback Mountain offer snowy adventures galore, including the second largest snow tubing park in the country. As soon as the warm weather arrives, swimmers replace skiiers on the slopes of Camelback Mountain, and Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, the largest outdoor waterpark in Pennsylvania, welcomes thrill seekers and beach bums alike. Pay a visit to adjacent Camelback Mountain Adventures to try a tree tops ropes course, zip line or mountain coaster.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun is a classic vacation destination for family fun, where guests always play for free in the gigantic, 79,000-square-foot indoor water park. Starting with zero-depth entry pools and play areas, going all the way up more than four stories to the Alberta Falls tube slide, you’ll find fifty-foot vertical drops, 180-degree spin outs, water roller coasters, family raft rides, pools, rivers and hot springs as well as cozy cabanas to hang out in. Add spacious suites, sensational dining options, magical games and nightly story times, and you have everything you need under one roof. The interactive MagiQuest experience is a favorite with kids, and there are lots of fun and free family events held throughout the day.
There's never been a more exciting time to visit Great Wolf Lodge; the resort recently broke ground on 30 brand new Woodland Villas, designed to accommodate larger, multi-generational groups. The main lodge will also be getting a refresh, with a redesigned grand lobby and a new, elevated dining experience. While some projects are due to be finished by late 2022, other updates, like the newly-renovated toddler pool and Woods End Creamery ice cream parlor, are already open for guests to enjoy.
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Get ready for an all-under-one-roof vacation destination like nothing you’ve experienced before. With 220,000 square feet of wet and wild indoor fun, an extreme family entertainment center, a world-class spa, dining and more, there’s something for everyone at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. Brave slides like the Barreling Baboon and the Anaconda, now enhanced with multiple immersive VR experiences. See who comes in first in the Cheetah Race or become a mermaid for the afternoon. No matter what the weather is like outside, you’ll never have a dull moment with the rides, slides and pools in this park!
Beautiful guest rooms and suites provide a place to rest and recharge before you try the dry-land experiences, which include VR attractions, escape rooms, mini bowling, mini golf, the 7-D Motion Theater and more. On-site dining includes next-level burgers and shakes at B-Lux Grill & Bar and the brand new Cinco Ninos. Don’t forget about the full-service spa, fitness center and retail shops as well. See the fun for yourself; watch below as Pocono Television Network host Jim Hamill spends a daddy-daughter day at Kalahari!
Split Rock Resort
Split Rock Resort is a family-friendly, four-season resort located in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. Its H2Oooohh! Indoor Waterpark is the home of Pennsylvania’s first FlowRider and also includes a wave pool, kid pool, jungle play area with dumping bucket, hot tubs, four-story tube slides and the Island Oasis snack bar. Your family will be entertained all vacation long with the resort’s ample amenities: in addition to the waterpark, you’ll find an arcade, 27-hole golf course, miniature golf, cosmic bowling, movie theater, racquetball, basketball, tennis and more.
Currently in the midst of a resort rejuvenation, Split Rock has big changes in the works, from the recently-reopened restored and renovated rooms in the Galleria Town Center building to upcoming new interior decor and food concepts at the resort's restaurants.
Waterpark resorts are just the beginning of all the Poconos has to offer. With 2,400 square miles to explore, there are hidden gems and great family attractions throughout the region. Be sure to check out our small towns, outdoors & adventure, restaurants and so much more!