Whether you’re looking to plan a vacation getaway, explore the beauty of nature, seek thrills on land, have a day out with your family, or cool off in style, many of Pennsylvania’s parks offer both exciting dryland and wet and wild aquatic fun.
Pack a suitcase or come for the day, you can’t miss these amazing adventures and breathing taking natural wonders.
Here’s our pick of 15 amazing water parks in Pennsylvania:
1. Sand Castle Water Park, Pittsburgh
For a day of water drenched fun, don’t miss Sand Castle Water Park! Enter the Dragon’s Den, the newest heart pounding tube slide at Sand Castle.
Rocket through twists and turns in the dark only to plummet through the misty dragon’s abyss! Challenge all three slides of the Lightening Express.
The tower stands over sixty feet tall and each slide is over two hundred and fifty feet long.
Twist and turn your way as you tube down the four hundred foot long Thunder Run.
Grab a friend and race down the Boardwalk Blasters slides for a surprising seven foot freefall at the end of the slide! For younger thrill seekers there’s kiddie slides at Tad Pool and tons more water attractions at Wet Willie’s Water Works.
Of course the park is complete with a lazy river for more relaxing fun.
2. Splash Lagoon, Erie
Voted in USA Today’s top 10 indoor waterparks, Splash Lagoon offers a host of activities ranging from swirling slides, a winding lazy river, huge pools including the exciting wave pool, beautiful, adventure filled kiddie areas and a rope course.
There’s also an arcade, laser tag and bowling for even more hours of fun!
3. H20ooohh Indoor Waterpark, Lake Harmony
With such an impressive name, you can’t miss this fifty three thousand foot indoor park! The park features five exciting slides that you can body slide, raft, or tube down.
They start and end on the inside, but stick outside for part of the journey! An exciting crossing activity, wavepool, activity pool, play structure, kiddie areas, hot tubs, and a concession area complete the park!
4. Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, Tannersville
Admission to Aquatopia is included with your stay at the Camelback Resort Lodge so grab the family and plan a scenic getaway to the beautiful Pocono Mountains! The suits offer beautiful views and spacious accommodations.
The Waterpark features thirteen unique and innovative slides with absolutely everything you could imagine from tubes to mats, bowl slides to aqua launch capsules and the country’s longest indoor aqua coaster as well as several smaller kiddie slides for young adventurers.
There are also great pools and kiddie areas! When you’re ready to dry off, be sure to check out the variety of shopping and dining options available or head out for a relaxing time at the spa.
5. Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Tannersville
Admission to Camelbeach is also included with your stay at the Camelback Lodge.
This largest outdoor waterpark in the state offers over thirty-seven rides and attractions sure to please people of all ages! Raft style slides, tube slides and thrilling body slides make four hours of wild fun.
Brush up on your surfing skills on the FlowRider or rock the waves of the Kahuna Lagoon Wave Pool.
Take a break from the heart pounding action of the slides to relax and float down the Blue Nile Adventure River.
For hours of additional fun the park also offers the Camelbeach Adventure Zone complete with rock climbing wall, bungee and freefall.
Tickets to this area are not included with the park admission.
For a complete vacation don’t miss the zip lining adventures and wild sky rides at the Camelback Mountain Adventures Park.
6. Carousel Water & Fun Park, Beach Lake
Located in the Northeast corner of the Pocono Mountains, this park includes fun that doesn’t just stop at the water! Bring the family out and sink a putt at the mini golf.
Race each other in the go-karts or butt heads on the bumper boats.
The park uniquely has Kiddie Kars, an area dedicated just for younger drivers! Enter the Game Room for hours of video game and interactive fun.
Head over to the waterpark and experience hours of fun on the two exciting slides, and in the wavepool featuring frog and boot slides! All the activities in the park are very reasonably priced and there’s even a one price ticket for everything, making it a budget friendly way to enjoy your day.
7. Waldameer Park & Water World, Erie
Two parks for the price of one! The amusement park features rides the whole family is sure to love including four thrilling coasters! There’s also a theatre and many other great attractions.
Water World is a must see for all water park enthusiasts! With nineteen different slides designed for riders of every age and skill, as well as a huge wave pool, an Endless River, heated pool for relaxing, and a brand new giant kiddie area, there really is something for everyone!
8. Idlewild and SoakZone, Ligonier
This unique park offers family friendly rides, unique and enthralling adventures and fabulous shows on top of the wet and wild SoakZone! Make your way down the winding Pipeline Plunge or plummet headfirst down the Hydro Racers.
Grab a tube and float down the beautiful Float Away Bay.
If you’re not in the mood for wet and wild fun, check out some of the best children’s shows, go for a ride on one of the many family friendly attractions or adventure through the Story Book Forest!
9. Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains, Scotrun
Experience all the beauty of the Pocono Mountains at the Great Wolf Lodge.
You’ll be thrilled with the log exterior of the lodge and the quaint little cottagey touches inside the rooms.
The lodge features a host of shopping and dining options as well as an array of fun family programs.
There are many exciting dry land options as well like the Howlers Peak Ropes Course.
Step up for a game of giant checkers at the Racoon Lagoon Play Park.
Take in a movie at the Howly Wood XD Theater, visit the Arcade, go bowling, try and solve Oliver’s Time Challenge, or grab a putter and challenge the Moon Glow Golf.
Of course the waterpark is an ever popular destination.
You won’t want to miss out on unique Slideboarding, heart pounding, pulse racing slides, a hydro water coaster, tons of exciting kiddie areas, beautiful pools, a lazy river, and the unique hot springs.
10. Cranberry Township Community Waterpark
Featuring a brand new, renovated waterpark, Cranberry Township has everything for water enthusiasts to enjoy.
Whisk down the one hundred and twenty foot body slide or grab a tube and head and splash your way down the tube slide.
Test your skills on the water climbing wall or just enjoy the eighteen thousand square foot pool.
The park also has lap swimming, great kiddie areas, a large baby pool with zero depth entry, huge water dumping bucket, beach volleyball, sand area, playground, and a concession!
11. Montage Mountain, Scranton
Known for its amazing ski slopes, Montage Mountain also has a waterpark open during the summer.
Visit the Alpine Run Waterslide Complex and rocket down your choice of twisting, turning slides.
Relax in the Montage Mountain Wavepool or the Cross Country Canal lazy river.
Small children will have tons of fun at the Polar Bear Pond, a complex built just for them! Raft down the Tundra Tornado or grab a mat and race your friend down eight lanes of the Iceberg Alley Lunge.
The mountain also features the Ziprider, a unique, not to miss zip lining experience!
12. Dutch Springs, Bethlehem
Dutch Springs is a must see for tons of family fun! Dutch Springs has a huge water course filled with fun and challenging rides, slides, mountains and more! Try the large aqua mats and float down the water.
If you love snorkeling or would like an intro to scuba diving, this park is for you! Finish your day off with a kayak rental! Dutch Springs also offers a host of other activities including wall climbing and camping!
13. Sesame Place, Langhorne
If you have Sesame Street fans in your life, head down to Sesame Place, an amusement park with rides, parades, water slides, and Elmo’s World.
Featuring exciting slides named after favorite Sesame Street characters, Big Bird’s Rambling River, a splash pool for youngsters, and The Count’s Splash Castle, the waterpark is sure to contain hours of fun.
The park also has a multitude of dry rides.
Various shows and parades run at the park, and for a fun take home souvenir you can even get your photo taken with one of the many Sesame Street characters on hand! The park also features great games, and a host of dining options.
14. Lancaster Caribbean Water Park, Lancaster
This huge indoor waterpark features slides, pools, hot tub and games! For hours of family fun grab a bathing suit and head over.
The waterpark is complete with a Water Walk Pool where you can hop from object to object assisted by overhead ropes.
The Wading Pool splash area features a massive dumping bucket and activity center.
Basketball is the sport of choice in the Activity Pool.
For relaxing there’s an impressive whirlpool spa.
Thrilling waterslides complete the park!