In the winter, folks flock to Camelback Mountain to ski, snowboard, and snow tube amid winter's chill. In the summer, people come to chill at the resort's huge outdoor water park, Camelbeach.
Nestled in the base of the mountain, which is part of the Poconos, the sprawling Camelbeach Waterpark features a slew of attractions. Among its thrill rides are the Triple Venom speed slides, the twin water park bowl rides, Vortex and Spin Cycle, and the mat racing slide, Checkered Flag Challenge. The park also offers FlowRider, a wave-making attraction for both boogie boarding and stand-up surfing.
For those who prefer tamer thrills, the park offers the Blue Nile Adventure River, an 100-foot-long lazy river, and the Kahuna Lagoon Wave Pool. And for the kids, there's Camel Cove and Pharaoh's Phortress, two interactive play area with waterfalls, kiddie slides, kid-activated sprayers, and tipping buckets. "dry" activities include a climbing wall, a freefall attraction onto a giant airbag, and bungee-jumping.
Other Things to Do at Camelback
- The resort also offers an indoor water park, Aquatopia, which is part of its onsite hotel, Camelback Lodge. It is enprmous and offers all kinds of weatherproof water park fun.
- Other outdoor activities include zip lines, a mountain coaster (you control the speed on cars that race down a track built into the mountain), and mountain Segways.
Discounts for guests under 48 inches or over 55. 2 and under are free. Season passes, group rates, and party packages are available.
Admission to Aquatopia indoor water park is included with hotel rates at Camelback Lodge. The resort often offers a special summer hotel package that includes admission to the outdoor Camelbeach Waterpark as well.
Location and Phone
Tannersville, in the Poconos, Pennsylvania
The actual address is One Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA
From Philadelphia: I-476N (NE Extension of the PA Turnpike) to Lehigh Valley Exit 56 (old Exit 33), Route 22E to Route 33N to I-80W to Exit 299 (old Exit 45) Tannersville, and follow the signs to Camelback.
From Metropolitan New Jersey & New York: I-80W to PA Exit 299 (old Exit 45) Tannersville, and follow the signs to Camelback.
From the Lehigh Valley: Route 33N to I-80W to Exit 299 (old Exit 45) Tannersville, and follow the signs to Camelback.
From Wilkes-Barre: I-476S (NE Extension of the PA Turnpike) or Route 115S to I-80E to Exit 299 (old Exit 45) Tannersville. Follow signs to Camelback.
From Washington & Baltimore: I-95N to I-476N (NE Extension of the PA Turnpike), and follow the directions from Philadelphia.