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Pool and Lake

Pool

Our pool (open between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend), is fully handicap-accessible with its zero-degree entry. The pool is open every afternoon for guests staying overnight or renting a day use facility. The pool can also be reserved by groups for a private pool party. Lifeguards are on duty when the pool is open.

Lake

Nestled in beautiful Pennsylvania woodlands, our gorgeous “Lake of The Woods” is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and includes a beach-front swimming area. It’s perfect for groups!

Private Pool Party Rentals

Private Pool Party Rentals

Have a pool party in Lancaster County, PA at Black Rock Retreat’s outdoor pool! The pool has a zero-degree entry, meaning it’s fully handicap-accessible. What’s Provided:…

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Lake Rentals

Lake Rentals

Lake Rentals for 2021 are now closed. We look forward to reopening the lake to guests in 2022! In addition to our outdoor pool, our gorgeous “Lake of The Woods” is open from…

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Lifeguard Certification Classes

Lifeguard Certification Classes

Check back for 2020 lifeguarding classes in Lancaster County at Black Rock Retreat! Upon successful completion of our Red Cross-Certified Lifeguarding course in Lancaster County, PA,…

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Frequently Asked Question

Is the pool open?

Dates/Times: The pool is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend and is available to be rented during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 6am-12 noon & 5-11pm
  • Saturday: 6-10am & 5-11pm
  • Sunday: 5-11pm

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Are swimming lessons available?

Yes. Black Rock Retreat offers private swimming lessons for children.

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Do you offer lifeguarding certification course in Lancaster, PA?

Yes. Black Rock Retreat offers American Red Cross Lifeguarding course on our waterfront facilities.

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Are lifeguards present during swimming hours?

Lifeguards must be present for all swimming activities. Swimming is absolutely prohibited without the presence of a certified Black Rock Retreat Lifeguard.

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What’s the attire requirements?

We require that women wear MODEST bathing suits (no bare mid-drifts or bikinis) and men wear MODEST swimming trunks (no bikini, Speedo style). Lifeguards will require women to put on a colored T-shirt if this is not followed.

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Are children allowed to swim?

Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to either swim area. The adult must take responsibility for watching them.

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