Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, offers gripping fun for the whole family! With over 37 slides, rides, and attractions, Camelbeach is the biggest waterpark in Pennsylvania! When you’re looking for things to do in PA, come to Camelbeach Waterpark where you’ll find thrills from mild to wild. Whether you enjoy adrenaline rides or simply sunbathing poolside all day, Camelbeach’s theme park will instantly transport you to a water park oasis! Relax in one of our comfortable cabanas or bask poolside in the hot summer rays on one of our serene lounge chairs. Our family waterpark is fun for the all ages, offering our kid friendly Pharaoh’s Phortress and Camel Cove, multi-person tube slides, and single person waterslides. Come experience Camelbeach, and you’ll quickly see that this is no ordinary water amusement park.
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On Trekaroo, see also: Camelback Mountain Ski Resort for winter activities.
We visited Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark for one day with our extended family which included 5 children ages 10-months to 4-years. While they did have plenty for kids of all ages, it gets VERY crowded and somewhat overwhelming and unmanageable. Of course when parents aren't watching their children, it doesn't help anything, but that isn't the park's fault.
We found that the reps selling the tickets at the gate weren't charging for all children (even though they were over 3) nor issuing them a ticket so they could pack the parks to a higher capacity over he limit without having the ticket sales to prove it.
I also think it would help with the crowds if they extended their hours. They don't open until 10am (closing at 7pm) and if people could come by 9 I think it would make a considerable difference, as well as remaining open until 7:30 or 8pm, at least in July and August. We were there 8/4/15 and it was definitely warm out enough by 9 am to get in the water.
The food options are pricey and limited and you are NOT allowed to bring your own food.
Overall I can say that IF we do ever go back we will be waiting until our kids are MUCH older.
Last summer during a visit to the Pocono Mountains, the kids and I had plans to go tubing down the Delaware River, but our plans were canceled by the tubing company at the last minute. So after a mad smartphone-enabled scramble to see what else we could do to entertain the kids for the day, we decided to head over to CamelBeach waterpark. Let me tell you- it was a great weekend vacation save! Although the weather was a little bit chilly that day for waterpark (mid 70's, cloudy and overcast), we still had a great time.
Our favorite waterslide was the "Checkered Flag" because there were eight lanes and all of us could line up at the same time and race down to the bottom to see who arrived first. We also loved the wave pool which was a lot of fun, and my husband and older children really got into the Flowrider- a wave pool that allows you to either kneeboard or surf. The rest of us had fun sitting in the grandstands to watch them make their attempts. There were lots of slide options for kids and daredevils of all ages.
We food at the park restaurant was typical fare- I thought it was fairly priced. And I was a bit surprised to see (but must admit that I did partake in) some adult beverages for sale (beer, wine, tropical cocktails). Our family had a great time at CamelBeach waterpark and we'll definitely visit there again.
We first went about 4 years ago and did the Cambelback snow tubing. We don't ski, so that is all we could get the kids to do. It was fun for about an hour. However, we went back last year for camelbeach and stayed for hours. I agree that the food was overpriced, but all in all the park was fun and we had a 3 yr old, 16 yr old and 3 adults. So it was hours of fun for all!!
We visited in August. We brought along my brother who was 14, my son who was 11 and my daughter who was 10 months. We purchased a deal online called "Four 4 Fun" where we got four admission tickets for $99.00. The good thing about this pass is that it is allowed to be used on weekends. 2 & under are free. If you are looking to visit Camelbeach you can save money by purchasing tickets online. If you wish to bring a picnic lunch then you must pay $12 to rent a picnic table. For this reason I decided to not pack lunch and just eat in the park. Big mistake! The food was extremely overpriced and not very good. If I would visit again I would pack a lunch.
The boys really enjoyed the park and talked about "next year". I am not sure if we will go back this year. I would say this is a descent sized waterpark and the kids kept busy all day. The toddler area was small, next to the wavepool. There was a bunch of dead bees floating around in the water. When I informed the lifeguard nothing was done to remove them.
I have heard so many great things of this place but have never been there so I thought to take my family there and WOW it was amazing and my family had a awesome time. I recommend this to everyone that is looking to get away. I was shoked by all the things to do there. So many things for the entire family to do and enjoy. I can not express the great atmosphere of the people and the park in general. I will be sure and come back again for sure.
I lived in this area as a teenager and now visit with my kids...we all love the water park area in warm weather, tubing and winter sports in the cold. Plenty of beautiful areas to hike around and tour, just something for everyone no matter age or activity preference!
On a hot day during the summer, there's no better place to spend the day than at the biggest waterpark in PA. My family and I visited on a scorcher and had a blast cooling off in their many slides, rides, pools and water attractions. This park is great for all ages. There really is something for everyone, from the smallest toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between. We saw all kinds of families here having fun.
No matter what kinds of water fun you enjoy, Camelbeach has it. Like thrill rides and fast slides? They've got them. Enjoy more of a wave-pool type of experience? They've got that too. If you like raft rides, you're in luck. Camelbeach has more family raft rides than any other park in the Northeast. My kids are 14, 11, and 8 and we all had a ton to do. We had visited before when the kids were younger and even then they had plenty to keep them busy. There is a section with a dumping bucket and smaller slides and a climbing structure with slides and squirters for the little ones. They can also play in Kahuna Cove, the kiddie section by the wave pool, and accompany you on the lazy river too. Cabanas are available for rent to keep grandparents or kids out of the sun, and there are plenty of areas to sit throughout the park if you're in need of a break.
For bigger kids there are 12 slides. Some you ride down in a tube or a mat and others are body slides. They also have family tube slides as well as ones you ride alone. We loved the slides that let you compete against a family member to see who got to the finish first. It's not always who you think!
Some of the more popular rides did have lines, but none were outrageous. We have been to waterparks where you waited to LEAVE a section, so this was nowhere near that bad. We also got on some rides more than once without waiting at all, so you never know. Wander around the park and scope out less busy sections and stay there for awhile. It seems to balance out as the day goes on. The one ride that's really popular and oftentimes requires a reserved time slot is the FlowRider, so just be aware of that if you plan to try your hand at surfing!
We did eat in the park and it seems to be standard park fare. They had a variety of choices, so that was nice. I did like that they had a picnic grove to eat in if you brought your own food. Just check their policies on that section or eat before entering the park. There are also places around the park to get drinks or snacks. Changing rooms were available as well as restrooms and lockers (for a small fee) to check any belongings you didn't feel like carrying around. We found the staff to be helpful and for the most part pretty knowledgeable about the lay of the land there. No one was rude or unaccommodating.
There are plans to add a hotel and an indoor waterpark onto Camelbeach, so be sure to keep this park on your radar in the future for additional fun! For now, anyone living or vacationing nearby will want to be sure to make this a stop on your route. (It's easy to get to from Philadelphia, NY or NJ). It's clean, fun, and your family will love all there is to do here!
*This review was based on a complimentary visit to Camelbeach Waterpark. I received no other compensation and the business owner did not state I express a particular point of view. The opinions stated here are my own.
This is a great quiet little water park. There's a lot ot do for everyone the teenager, mom and dad and the toddlers. They have a lazy river, some nice water slides and a wave pool as well as some other attractions. The park is small but has a lot to offer.
The Camelback Ski Area is worth a stop in any season. In winter Camelback is one of the Pocono’s largest ski resorts, with thirty-three trails, thirteen lifts, and a vertical drop of 800 feet. One of the newer additions is snowtubing, a great family activity. There’s a full-scale ski program where children ages four to twelve can spend the day learning to ski or snowboard.
From May until the end of fall, Camelback transforms from a ski resort to Camelbeach Waterpark, with eight waterslides, an action river, swimming pool, kids’ play area, miniature golf, an alpine slide, and more. Ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain, enjoy the view of the Pocono Mountains, and take the alpine slide down. Buy a full ticket and enjoy the waterpark attractions all day. There’s also a summer day-camp program at the facility kids ages five to twelve can sign up for a day, a week, or the whole summer.
The mountain trails themselves are pretty good. For the beginners, you will find some of the beginner trails a challenge, they are much steaper then they should be with this rating. Also, if you are an avid skier, you know ski boots can make or break your day. This ski area DOES NOT CARRY 1/2 sizes, so if you are a half size you will be uncomfortable, either the boots will be too big and sloppy on the feet or too small and your legs will ache pretty quickly. Down the road is a couple of ski shops that rent equipment for $20 which is a $12 to $18 savings over Camelbacks rates. They are open past the close of the mountain to return gear, this is a much better deal. The staff is 50/50 when it comes to demeanor. Remember, most of these places are run by teenagers and thus not exactly service oriented. Watch the times you go, I suggest the evenings, here the evenings are from 3pm to close. When school it out, the buses are abundant and lines very long. The buses start to leave late afternoon, so the evening sessions will get you more runs. Parking, be prepared to hike, I suggest dropping your party at the lodge and only one of you make the long trek to the back parking lot. The shuttles run every 15min, but fill quickly, it's easier to have one person go with the car then the whole family. This is my second time this year, same experience both times.