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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
Based on 197 traveler reviews
Golf carts ruin this place
Aug 16, 2014 by: Sleeper75 from Baltimore, Maryland
My wife, 3 year old son, and I visited for a weekend in August 2014. Here is my opinion: The campsites are jammed on top of one another and the golf carts are pervasive. From daybreak to well past 11pm the noisy rental carts ride around the park. This place isn't even big enough that one would need a golf cart. At least make them electric so as to not disturb the people who actually want to camp without all the noise. The pool was just ok. It was always overcrowded during our visit. The staff members were accommodating and friendly. Overall, I think we will stick to State/Federal campgrounds from now on.
Aug 13, 2014 by: bernandjon from New Market, Maryland
we have stayed here at least once a year for the past 8 years. We booked way in advance to ensure we had 3 cabins and a camp site all together. We are meeting families from New York, two parts of Maryland and Southern VA for a once a year family visit. To out surprise when we checked in, our cabin had been moved due to an "emergency" during the week. We were halfway across the campground from our family. To be fair, we were "given" a golf cart for the weekend to make it easier to get to the other site, but it was not the same. To make matters worse, the cabin we were assigned stunk like rotten garbage so bad that I had to go to the store and buy 2 air fresheners, which only minimally helped. There was zero water pressure in the bathroom and no hot water. There is free WiFi but it does not work unless you are at the front of the campground Needless to say, unfortunately, we will not be returning and moving our yearly trip to nearby Gettysburg or Luray. It just was very off-putting and really disappointing.
Great for family.
Aug 09, 2014 by: Pesjss30 from McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
It has pros and it has cons. Our site was kind of small for the money but we were in the woods and had water right at the site. We went the first week of August. The wifi was poor. We had to walk to the pool to get a signal and it didn't always hookup. There were kids running wild all hours of the day with no supervision. I think the staff was great! Other then the fact that they don't enforce the rules. The pools were good for what they were. I like that there are two choices. Our kids had tons to do and loved it. They are begging to go next year.
Nice place to stay, especially if you rent a cabin!
Aug 09, 2014 by: Jennifer S from O'Fallon, Illinois, United States
My husband, two boys, and I traveled here for vacation and stayed from Sunday through Thursday. The check-in process was very easy, and we were given a map, schedule of activities, and passes for free ice cream and free zip line rides for our kids. We stayed in Cabin 66, which was centrally located. After scoping out all the activities and seeing where everything was located, we decided not to rent a golf cart because everything was in walking distance of our cabin. However, if you are on either end of the campground, I can see the benefit in renting one. Our boys loved the main pool and water slides, and our cabin was located where we had a perfect view to see when it wasn't too crowded. The other pool was okay for just swimming but didn't hold the same appeal as the one with the water slides. Our boys also loved the mini golf, pedal karts, and laser tag. We did go to Cindy's Pavilion for crafts one morning, and they seemed to enjoy it. We tried to go to a movie at the outdoor theater, but it started raining, so we didn't stay long. One of my sons really enjoyed the zip line, and he used both our free passes for that. The one thing that we didn't like was the arcade. It was hot, it smelled, and most of the machines either were out of order or wouldn't dispense tickets. We had to ask for assistance with the machines 3 different times. There needs to be updating on that, and air conditioning in the summer in the building. We also did the Sniggle scavenger hunt, which was cute and the kids enjoyed. There were plenty of activities to keep us busy during the day, and we loved the loft in our cabin, which we used for game nights. In all, it was a nice vacation.
Very nice facilities but way over priced.
Aug 05, 2014 by: alenacats13 from
We stand in a tent site that had water and electric and for 2 nights we paid $180. To me that is way too steep in price for a tent site. Other than price the area was nice and the bathrooms were very clean, which makes a big difference to me.
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