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Updated on March 13, 2011

The Real Jellystone Park

Luray Caverns

This is a fun side trip that is only a few miles away from the campground
This is a fun side trip that is only a few miles away from the campground

Jellystone Parks

If you are a fan of Yogi Bear, you might be thinking of taking your family on Jellystone themed vacation. There are 70 different Jellystone campgrounds in the United States. Unfortunately, almost all of these places are Jellystone in name only. These campgrounds use the Jellystone name for advertisement, but the only thing that is Jellystone about them is a sign and a 20 foot tall Yogi Bear figure at the front office. Other than an occasional decoration or two, you would never associate the place with Yogi Bear or Jellystone. Most of these places are geared more for adults than children. So if you want to spend some quality time with your child, then where should you go? Which is the real Jellystone park winner?

The Real Jellystone Park

I checked out over 70 places and the clear winner is Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Luray, Virginia. I looked for a second and third place winner, but none even came close. If you are looking to spend some quality time with your young children, then this is the number one place. When you arrive, you will still be greeted with the 20 foot tall Yogi Bear. The difference however, is the atmosphere. Here you will really feel that you are at Jellystone. There are decorations galore and the staff, which includes a Yogi Bear mascot, is there to help you out with your children. Amenities include:

  • Basic campsites & RV hookups starting at $48 basic to $69 deluxe
  • Cabins starting at $55 basic to $130 luxury
  • Boo Boo playroom, swing sets, Jumping Pillow, and playground (all free)
  • Planned activities by a full time staff (free)
  • Laser Tag, Miniature 8 hole golf course, pedal boats, and water slide (age 5+ only) are available. These require a $10 wrist band that is good for all activities for one day.
  • 3 different swimming pools (free)
  • Wagon Rides (free)
  • BBQ grills (free),
  • Laundromat (requires quarters)
  • Snack Shop for getting a quick hamburger or hot dog.
  • Convenience Store where you can buy necessities.
  • Stocked fish pond - no license needed - and it's free!
  • Game room: Billiards, Video Games, Air Hockey and more (buy tokens)
  • Handicap facilities including a golf cart available for rental, or is included with the luxury cabin.
  • Special events each year from late April till early November. Check calender for details.
  • Local attractions include the Luray Caverns (absolutely gorgeous).

If you are looking for some gifts to get your kids in the right mood for this event, then check out these articles: Yogi Bear Games and Yogi Bear Toys.

For more information and trip planning, you can go to their website here.


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    Joe Loo 6 years ago

    Interesting hub, luray caverns looks beautiful :)

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    Alternative Prime 7 years ago from > California

    Informative Hub & Congrats on your Nomination,

    Virginia is a nice place for camping and other outdoor activities. The information you provided I'm sure will be very useful for anyone thinking about getting out into the Luray wilderness to become one with nature.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

    Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination. I have only ever been to a Jellystone campground in Estes Park Colorado. It was fun-ish, but there is better camping in Wyoming. Welcome to hubpages.


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    Christopher Antony Meade 7 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

    Sounds like fun. Thank you.

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    Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

    Just in time for the Yogi Bear movie! My daughter and her family enjoyed the Y.B. campsite in Michigan last summer. Welcome to hubpages. Good luck.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    This sounds like a fantastic place to vacation with your children. Great details in you hub. Congrats on your nomination.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I am a fan of Yogi Bear. Thanks for sharing some interesting campsites. Congrats on your nomination and good luck.

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    Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

    Awesome, Pente! It's like a home away from home. Congratulations on your HubNugget nomination!

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    Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Great write-up. I've been wanting to take my daughters to Jelly Stone Park camping ever since they saw their first Yogi Bear Cartoon. Now they want to take their children, I'll be email your article to them. Thanks. Voted up and useful.