Why Your Family Should Visit Camelback Lodge and Mountain Resort

Camelback Water Park is located in the beautiful four-county region of the Poconos, which places you and your family in the midst of natural scenic beauty, encompassing more than 100 lakes and surrounded by quaint towns with rich histories. When you book a room at the Camelback Resort, you have access to everything the resort has to offer, as well as the rich variety of entertainment, food, and natural recreation that the Poconos area has to offer. Enter the resort in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, and enjoy free parking with your Lodge reservations. Once you've arrived at the Lodge, get ready to enjoy days of fun and excitement, interspersed with quiet hours of leisure.


Camelback Lodge

Camelback Lodge is your central access point to all of the Camelback Mountain Adventures. The lodge is settled at the base of Camelback Mountain in the lovely Poconos. It connects the Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark and Camelbeach Waterpark, plus gives your family year-round access to many indoor and outdoor activities, such as an indoor ropes course, arcade center, laser tag arena, and mini-golf course. You can spend your winter vacation tubing on the snow and then warm up in the evening in one of the adult or kid spas. The resort is open all during the year, so you can plan a corporate retreat during the summer or schedule a family getaway during the heart of the winter.

Camelbeach and Aquatopia

Camelback Resort has access to two water parks: Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark and Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. Depending on when you stay, you can enjoy one or both.

Enjoy the comfortable warmth of 84 degrees no matter what the weather's like outside. The unique construction of a giant sphere makes it possible for this water park to stay open all year-round. Enter the Caribbean-like atmosphere and plan to stay all day long. Inside the park, you'll find pools, rides, and slides for everyone in your group. In between sliding and swimming, browse through attractive retail areas or replenish at one of the concession areas. If you want a bit of private time to relax, reserve some space in your own private cabana. Aquatopia is typically open from 10:00am until 10:00pm and features

  • Tube slides
  • Body slides
  • Mat slides
  • Bowl slides
  • Aqua launch capsule slides
  • Kiddie slides

When your vacation won't be complete without some time in the sun, head over to Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. This outdoor area of the resort features thrill rides, family and kid rides, and plenty of activities, both in and out of the water. You might enjoy soaring across the mountain on the ziplines or participate in a treetop adventure course. When you hit the water, you can enjoy a tube ride that fits the whole family or bob peacefully in the wave pool. Try your hand at surfing, or drift along the adventure river. When you're ready for a break, check out some of the gorgeous dining spots in the park. Don't forget to schedule your visit during one of our special events, such as Latin Music Sundays. Park hours for Camelbeach vary by season and according to the weather, usually opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. Check out the website to learn more about twilight and seasonal events.

Water Park Hours of Operation

It's all fun and games at water parks until the rain clouds roll in. For the safety and ongoing enjoyment of guests at the park, some rides are closed during inclement weather. Additionally, the indoor water park needs at least a few hours a day for cleaning and upkeep. Before you head out for a late-night swim, make sure you know what the hours of operation are and make your plans accordingly.




10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.


There's plenty to do in and around the Lodge during each season of the year, so feel free to plan a spring, summer, fall, or winter vacation to this beautiful location. Some of these activities include a zipline and/or snowtubing.

During cold weather, the Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, located outside, isn't open for operation. Instead, your group can head into Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark for plenty of warmth and water fun.

Inclement weather

When the weather prevents outdoor fun in the water, certain rides or the whole park may be closed for the safety of the participants. Check the website or ask at the front desk of the Lodge for more information.


More Than Water Fun

Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Waterpark offer 453 suites with the areas largest indoor family entertainment center and indoor water park. There's plenty of room for business getaways and large family reunions with conference spaces, spa and fitness areas, restaurants, and more. Your reservation at the Lodge includes access to family activities, such as the arcade and entertainment center, a laser maze, an activity center just for kids, an indoor ropes course, and even private birthday party rooms.

The Lodge is also conveniently located within easy access to New York City and Philadelphia if you want to branch out from the shopping and entertainment available at the park. Imagine hosting your next large group gathering from this central point in the beautiful Poconos.

Camelback Snowtubing       

During the winter, Camelback Resort is happy to provide access to snow slopes for snowtubing. During the week, you can sign up for a 3-hour session during the day, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until close, and then return for a special Galactic Snowtubing adventure during the evening, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Of course, the winter season is affected by daily conditions, so check the park website to learn more about when winter season begins and ends. You'll also have access to information about special events and Galactic Tubing reservations.

Reservations at the Resort

Don't wait to make your reservations at Camelback Resort. If you plan ahead, you'll have more flexibility in the type of room you enjoy and the dates of availability. You may also find that promotional or seasonal coupons are available for your stay. For example, if you book your stay more than 30 days in advance, you can get a great percentage discount. Your reservation at the Lodge includes entry into Aquatopia.

Several package deals are also available. You can include breakfast with your stay or enjoy tickets to both water parks during certain seasons. Check into availability before you book your stay, and don't forget to schedule in advance for the best savings.

Tips for Enjoying an Indoor-Outdoor Water Park

If this is your first vacation at a water park, check out some general tips from experienced parents to make sure you and your family has a great time.

1. Establish a Meeting Place

traveler looking at a map beside a railway

There should be one location where your family knows to check in. Maybe you've staked out some lounge chairs or reserved a cabana. No matter where you have your towels laid out, this is the spot where your kids will check in between rides and where you'll all gather when everyone's ready for some lunch. It's also a great place to discuss how long you'll stay and when you're going to head out. This is easier to do when you aren't standing in line distracted by the fun other park participants are still enjoying.

2. Arrive Early

man looking at his watch

Long lines and the dull roar of hundreds of guests are a testament to the fun found at a water park, but that doesn't mean you have to embrace the wait. Show up early enough to claim a central meeting spot for your family and hit the rides before long lines build up later in the day. On the other hand, you could wait until the end of the day. With the late hours of the Camelback parks, you might enjoy the relatively peaceful hours of twilight play.

3. Pack Sunscreen

applying sunscreen on the hand

It's no surprise that you should apply and re-apply sunscreen during your time at the outdoor water park, but did you know that you'll want to pack it for the indoor water park as well? Depending on the type of materials used to construct the roof of the dome, you could still enjoy enough sun for sunbathing – and this means you'll also want to protect yourself and your little ones against sunburns.

4. Load Up on Snacks and Towels

bags of chips

Many water parks provide towels and concessions for visitors, but you'll generally feel more comfortable carrying in your own large, absorbent towels and cooler full of favorite snacks. If nothing else, you'll probably be glad to have your own stash of bottled water. Just make sure there aren't any park policies that prohibit outside food and drink.

5. Keep Your Focus on Safety

flotation device  in the water

From tightening life vests to pointing out lifeguards, you and your children will enjoy the park much more if you are confident in each other's safety. Some parks will require that your child wear a life vest if she isn't tall enough. Plan to take your own vests with you so you're confident you have the right size and fit for your child. You may also want to make sure you've got swim shoes with you. These are great for providing protection between young soles and the hot pavement, as well as creating a buffer between little feet and rough pool floors.

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