We spent a weekend glamping at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Resort-Camp in Williamsport, MD and it was an amazing experience that my family and I won’t soon forget. Initially we’d planned a staycation at home. But when the folks at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park invited my family to check out their park not far from home we decided to check it out.
[Updated November 2022]
Jellystone Park is a camp-resort, which means they provide a camp experience for all levels of travelers. You can pitch a traditional tent and sleep under the stars, rent a basic campsite, park an RV in a full-service site, or you can rent a cabin. We did the latter.
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park-Williamsport: Accommodations
We stayed in the Boo Boo Bungalow, which is a two-bedroom Pine Forest Cabin with a loft that could easily sleep up to eight people. When we first stepped into the cabin, my kids squealed with excitement. I was a bit giddy too.
It felt like our own tiny house with a full kitchen, full bathroom, cable television, and air conditioning/heating. Our cabin had all of the amenities that you’d expect with a condo rental (minus linens and pillows), which are available for rent. We opted to bring all of our own linens.
Our cabin was situated in front of a dog park. My kids enjoyed playing outside and watching the dogs run around. All of the cabins in our area had their own picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire ring.
Enjoying our meals and marshmallows over a campfire was THE HIGHLIGHT of the trip for my kiddos. They loved every minute of it.
There are larger lodges for groups of up to 16 guests. As well as smaller accommodations called Rustic Cabins that can sleep up to four and include a mini-fridge, microwave, and grill. For campers who prefer the true camping experience, there are open, grassy areas where they can pitch a tent called Primitive Tent sites. These sites are equipped with a fire ring and grill.
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park-Williamsport: Activities
There were quite a few activities for the whole family. The Park had themed weekends. It was “Christmas in July” during our visit.
Here’s a list of activities that were available when we visited:
- Swimming Pools with Water Slides
- Jumping Pad
- Laser Tag (check for age minimum)
- Pedal Carts
- Archery Tag
- Gem Mining
- Horseshoe Locations throughout the Park
- Arts & Crafts
- Nature Trails
- Jellystone Ampitheater (physically distanced outdoor movie night)
There are a number of features that guests can add to their experience for a fee. We rented a golf cart and my kids thoroughly enjoyed cruising around in it. Golf carts are a great way to get around the park, but it’s not a necessity. Everything at Jellystone Resort-Williamsport is within walking distance. A lot of families brought bikes and at any given hour you could see a gang of 15 kids pedaling around the park.
Here’s a list of amenities that can be added for a fee:
- Golf Carts
- Hot Tubs
- Pool Cabanas
- Bear Visits
- Limo Carts
- Fun Passes
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park-Williamsport: In a Nutshell
Pros: The Pine Forest Cabin smelled so good. The cabin had most of the amenities of home with a full-size bed, a bunk bed with a twin on top, and a full-sized bed at the bottom. The beds were firm but comfy, and there was a futon in the living room area, along with a full kitchen that came equipped with dishes and utensils, and a full bathroom.
Cons: We arrived on one of the hottest days of the year, so it took several hours for the air condition to cool the cabin completely. Despite the park’s efforts to keep families safe -with timed-access to the pool and cleaning surfaces every two hours- the pool area was more crowded than we felt comfortable with.
Overall, we had an amazing stay that I don’t think the kiddos will ever forget. I would highly recommend staying at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Williamsport, Maryland.
[Our stay at Jellystone Yogi Bear in Williamsport MD was hosted. All opinions are my own.]
9550 Jellystone Park Way, Williamsport, Maryland 21795
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