Great Wolf Lodge's Pocono Mountain resort boasts over 400 suites, meeting space, on-site restaurants and a 78,000-square-foot water park featuring water slides, a wave pool, lazy river and an activity pool. There are additional on-site activities and nearby attractions sure to please outdoor and indoor enthusiasts alike.
There are kiddie slides for children less than 48 inches tall. For taller kids and adults, there are slides like Totem Towers (3-stories tall); Alberta Falls (4-stories tall, weaving indoors and outside); Coyote Canyon (an enclosed, 436-foot slide) and River Canyon Run (the park's signature slide).
The newest slide, opened in March 2010, is the Double Barrel Drop. The slide features a 6-story drop into a vortex-like funnel. The ride can seat four people and features a height minimum of 48 inches.
The water park is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. every day. Lifeguards are on duty; however, all children under 18 years of age should be supervised by an adult. The water park is kept at 84 degrees F; those not swimming should dress accordingly.
Additional on-site activities include MagiQuest (an adventure game played throughout the resort); an arcade, fitness room, Tech Center (with Nintendo Wii, Playstation, Xbox 360 and Internet access); Race Zone (a remote control vehicle racetrack) and nightly story time at the lobby's clock tower.
For those looking for a break from the water park, nearby Pocono attractions include skiing at Camelback, Shawnee Mountain or Jack Frost and Big Boulder; whitewater rafting; fishing; golfing; shopping; hiking; and Bushkill Falls (an attraction with eight waterfalls in a wooded setting).