We have stayed here about four time in the past 18-24 months. This place is not for the "hardcore" camper. People who want solitude will not enjoy this camping experience.
For the rest, if you're looking for a very affordable way to spend time with family or friends; to bring your own food and drinks without paying $9 per beer like Mt. Olympus; to have activities galore to participate in; and to have a nice, relaxing, hot tub/pool atmosphere, this is it.
Things to consider: 1) timing is everything with this location. If you go on a busy day/weekend, you'll have an entirely different experience with crowds. 2) watch the weather before booking, because they close the pool, etc. 30 minutes for thunder, and an hour I think for lightning. 3) campsites are an okay size, but you're not going to be too far from neighbors--for better or worse--and road noise is not too far away for many sites. 4) bathrooms and showers can get "swampy," so be prepared.
That said, this campground goes above and beyond to orchestrate free activities that kids (activities probably most appropriate for 12 and under) love. The themed events/days and activities are excellent, take a lot of work, I'm sure, and definitely add value to the stay. The pool is not giant, but kids always seem to be having a great time in there. No age restriction on the hot tub can be a blessing and a curse, depending on crowds. There are shaded sites and more open/sunny sites, and google satellite view can help you pick if used alongside the park map online. Most places are an easy walk, and there's access to Mirror Lake and beautiful cliffs just downhill and within the park. The add-ons and snack bar can get pricey, but if you bring your food and drinks, it's not too hard to stay economical. You can even bring your own drinks into pool area as long as they're not glass.
Overall, we've had great experiences and memories here, and the kids we've gone with DEFINITELY look forward to returning. Dance contests. Limbo. Hula hoop contests. DJ and music. Free snacks sometimes. Even church on Sunday all make this a definite summer weekend destination and great value for us.
- Also Known As:
- Yogi Bear`s Jellystone Park Camp Hotel Wisconsin Dells