About Dutch Springs

Dutch Springs features a 50-acre lake in a natural setting full of endless fun!  It is spring-fed from an underground aquifer that filters through limestone to provide excellent visibility. With many inflatables on the water, children and adults will share splashes and smiles in the best Aqua Park in the region!

For more water fun, Scuba Diving is a popular sport below the surface, with attractions including a school bus, fire truck, trolley and many types of aircraft at depths up to 100 feet. Interested in learning how to scuba dive? Take our Discover Scuba introductory program! For adventure on land, tackle Sky Challenge, our climbing wall and high ropes adventure course!

Dutch Springs is a great site for birthday parties, family reunions, company picnics, church groups, field trips, camp day trips and more!

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In 1933 the National Portland Cement Company purchased about 300 acres from several farms near Nazareth, Pa.

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By 1935 the company had completed construction of a cement plant and began mining the adjacent limestone for use in cement manufacturing. Soon after the mining started, the quarry began to flood, and it became necessary to pump water out to keep the quarry operating.

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When mining operations were stopped during WWII, the water rose again.  When the company was ready to resume mining after the war, the quarry was completely flooded and had to be pumped dry.

The quarry continued supplying limestone until the 1970s when National Portland Cement went out of business.  When operations ended and the pumps were shut off, the quarry, now as deep as 100 feet in some areas, flooded again, becoming a 50-acre lake.

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In 1980, the property was purchased and converted into one of the largest fresh-water scuba diving facilities in the country.  Dutch Springs is spring fed from an underground aquifer that seeps through the limestone, filtering it to provide 20 to 30-foot visibility, which makes it ideal for scuba diving.

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Today, Dutch Springs has expanded to include the Aqua Park, Sky Challenge, and NorthStar Adventure, which provides adventure-based teambuilding experiences for corporations and other groups.  Our goal is to make Dutch Springs a recreational facility with adventure fun for the entire family.