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“Noisy, dirty restrooms” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
8425 Highway 38, Caledonia, WI   |  
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“Noisy, dirty restrooms”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed over July 4th.

The first night (3rd) was ok. Men's toilets were not flushing and dirty.

Night of 4th was dreadful. Ladies restrooms almost unusable and not clean at all- 2 were blocked.....


People letting fireworks off and no one seemed to be stopping them. We were scared as we were in a tent- not Rv- as tents are not fire resistant. Maybe in the US this is not considered dangerous .......

Noise until almost 2am from site behind- kids were running around blowing whistles at midnight and kicking balls. Radios were on loudly, cars moving around.We couldn't sleep and staff did nothing.

Got told lot of rules- must wear wrist bands or will be asked to leave, if you use your own firewood, you will get 200 dollars fine...... I saw other campers rip branches off trees..... And no one seemed to be wearing wrist bands. Staff didn't take any action.

People seemed to just walk through your campsite no even less privacy as sites very close together.

For 50 dollars for 2 people in tent site with no services and dirty restrooms plus we got no sleep- very very poor value. Would not stay here again or in any other property in franchise.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is the 2nd year we visited Jellystone in Caledonia. It is literally 10 minutes from our house- but it feels like a fantastic getaway without the need for extra gas money or travel time. We took our sons, 2 and 5 years old, and went with my friend and her family-- 3 girls 5 and under. It works out great because with little kids if we do have bad weather or forget something we can run home and go back! We had a water and electric site, and my friend was in the adjacent lot but in a Boo Boo's Basic Cabin. I can not explain how much fun we had. Our kids went from activity to activity- great fishing action (though my husband did witness a young boy fall into the pond, they need a bigger dock, maybe with railing- but his family was able to pull him out), jumping pillow, water park area, golf. We also did a Glow Stick "Hey" ride with Boo Boo that was a blast (included), donut decorating with Cindy Bear ($1.25 for a homemade fresh donut), Breakfast with Boo-Boo (he delivered donuts and juice to our site for $5 a kid), Balloon-pop game with Boo Boo (included), dance party with Yogi (included with DJ), we tucked Yogi in every night with a bedtime story that one of the staff read (included and SOO cute!), woke him up in the morning and read his mail from the kids (included). So if your kids are into characters, we got lots of character time! The staff was great, really on top of things and very patient with the kids. Everything is super clean. The night we arrived we opted to order a pizza from the snack bar because we figured the kids would want to be out exploring, and it was really good. It is more of a resort than a campground. My friend's cabin was SPOTLESS and perfect for someone who wanted to camp, but who did not have the camping gear. Lots of great memories. The kids cried when we left and begged for another day with Yogi. I even shed a tear when leaving-- because I wanted another day with Yogi. We are looking at reserving another weekend in September, where the prices are even lower!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at yogi bear was absolutely
Outstanding! We went for practice camping
For my 2 year old twins for a scheduled
Camping trip. They loved the water and
Especially the jumping pillow! Yogi bear
Is a great place to go camping when you
Have young ones. The older ones get a kick
Out of it too! There's a game room and
A water slide that is soo fun! We came here
As I said before as a practice run and it turned
Into a yearly thing! Jelly stone park is a
Must!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We have been to this campground a couple years now and will continue to come. Check-in was really easy and fast!!! All the workers are young and excellent with the kids.....you can tell they really enjoy working there. The pool area is nice....beware of the red slide it is faster than it looks! Candy bar bingo and horse races lots of fun so make sure you bring a lot of candy bars with you (if you buy them in the store they are 1.50) and you don't want to miss out. Campsites are nice....most have some shading of trees. Never stayed in cabins so cannot comment on them. The bathrooms are nice and always super clean!!! Overall just a great time with lots of things to do.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My wife & kids (4 & 3) along with our neighbors & their kids (5 & 3) stayed in tents on adjacent sites w/ water and electric access, which was extremely convenient. The sites were well maintained, but wish there would have been more grassy area for putting up the tents, as a lot of our site was hardpack ground or gravel. But the bath areas were clean and very nice inside.

The campground itself was great for kids that age, with the pool and waterslides, along with the jumping pillow, which all of the kids really enjoyed! The fishing pond was great as well and we were able to catch a couple small fish - a bluegill and brown trout. There were plenty of activities to keep our kids entertained.

My only complaint would be that despite the campgrounds aim at families with younger children, the outdoor movie "theater" didn't show anything until nearly 9:30 (some old school Yogi Bear cartoons), with the main feature movie not starting until 10:30, which is a little late to expect small children to stay up for.

We'll likely be back again but would probably rent a cabin (unfortunately it rained the first night and our tent sprung a major leak that was not repairable).

As for the review that mentioned the campground was on an airstrip - it's over 8 miles north of the campground. While there were planes flying overhead during the day, it was hardly noticeable after an hour or so and I did not hear anything at night. Neither the planes nor the trains (which, again, were hardly noticeable) would deter me from staying there.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We have been staying at this location for several years and each year it just gets better and better. This year's addition was the water slide - may not look like much but wait until you go down it - Super Fun!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed in a Boo Boo Cabin at Jellystone in Caledonia in July 2012. The cabin was impeccably clean and very comfortable. We have two boys, ages 4 and 2, so the option of the cabin worked very well for us. First, let me tell you that we were supposed to stay here in June but the morning we were supposed to leave my son had a high fever and we had to cancel (the day of!). The management transferred our reservation to a different weekend even though their policy clearly states I would not have been entitled to such a thing.
The resort is clean and well maintained. They have activities planned all day (some cost a fee, others are free). The free ones tended to be a little silly (ex: jelly painting...they put a blob of jelly down on a piece of paper and gave a plastic knife to spread it around.). Meeting the characters was a lot of fun for the kids. They have a game room that my kids loved too. Yogi's water zone is for children under 12 and there are numerous slides and water spouts and a giant picnic basket that drops water every so often. My 4 year old loved it, my 2 year old was too young (you can't go with them down the slides). They also have a big water slide for older children & adults. The pool might have been nice if we could get near it. The weekend we went was very hot and they pool was ridiculously over-crowded.
I would recommend this campground for families with smaller children who are not yet old enough to do serious camping (hiking, biking, fishing) but next year we'll be going mid-week to avoid the crowds.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Address: 8425 Highway 38, Caledonia, WI
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Caledonia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Caledonia
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family friendly campground with various different accommodations such as no hook up tent sites, water/electric sites, full service sites, premium sites, and 3 different types of cabin rentals. Amenities offered at the park vary depending on the camping season, be it spring, summer or fall. Amenities offered are: laser tag, mini golf, archery, an air jumping pillow, swimming pool, splash pad, 2 large water slides, water wars, 2 playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, catch and release fishing pond,arcade, outdoor movie theater, and scheduled children's activities. ... more   less 
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Yogi Bear`s Jellystone Campground Hotel Caledonia

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