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“Looking forward to summer of 2013!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park and Camp Resort Toronto

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3666 Simcoe County Road #88 | RR #1, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario L3Z 2A4, Canada   |  
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“Looking forward to summer of 2013!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Yogi Bear Campground last summer! We stayed in a habitat over the civic long weekend and enjoyed the Halloween weekend the campground put on. Staff and guests were dressed up, they had trick or treating for the kids, lots of scheduled activities that my kids loved and a haunted house which my husband enjoyed the most. The washrooms were clean, our habitat (like a tent) was great and the pool was heated! We are so looking forward to returning this summer!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Just spent 2 nights at Jellystone in TO. We have a trailor and camp frequently in Ontario. We chose this campground because of it's proximity to Canada's Wonderland (using Google). I felt it was quite overpriced for what was offered.

The BAD: The campground is very small. It took us 4 minutes to bike around the campground. Our site was fairly "even", but many sites were on a slope/hill. Upon checkin, the young office staff (using the camp map) gave me inaccurate info re. bathrooms. The washrooms she recommended were closed during our entire stay (not a big deal but the office staff should not recommend and circle areas of this tiny park that are closed). When taking a morning shower, the water pressure went very weak and the water turned cold whenever a guest flushed a toliet (so when you hear someone flush, push the showerhead away from your body). The mini golf is super small and unfortunately costs $5 to play. Honestly, that should be included. REALLY......it is ridiculous to charge $5 a person to play that course. Also, most families are composed of 4 people, which makes their surcharge for having a 4th person on site upsetting. Last but not least, the cost factor of this campground is simply too great. It is too steep for what they offer/provide.

The GOOD: The pool is advertised as being heated, and boy is it ever. It was heavenly. The pool is small (simular to the size of a backyard pool) but it is very clean and heated. Their is plenty of chairs and umbrellas to shelter from the sun. The location of the pool is nice for shade in the afternoon. The children's playground is lovely and has tons of soft sand on the ground for safety. The washroom (by the pool area) is clean, and the camp store/office area is clean as well. They had a slushy machine inside the store and offered small cups (perfect size for healthy kids) for $1. The campground was fairly quiet and family orientated.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

we had the worst camping in our life... the manager was so unprofessional, she yells and insults everyone in my group.

we confronted her about the quiet time because as written on the paper, quiet time starts at 10:30pm, my visitors left around 9:45pm and apparently the group beside us complained about us having lots of visitors. we asked permission from the office that there will be visitors coming over for dinner. the next morning the manager came to us and shouted, her hands all over the place, insulting and embarrassing us in front of everybody. is this how a manager should act? i think she needs to go to anger management, she doesn't know how to treat us in front of our visitors who drove from NYC to have dinner with us. is she being racist???

and she "the manager" even said that she's the boss, she knows when quiet time should take effect and the one written on the paper (they handed to us upon check in) is just a guide, because if the manager FEELS to have quiet time earlier, it's her decision.... WOW this is the first time I've ever heard a manager talk like this...

WE ARE NEVER COMING BACK AGAIN!!! the place is not worth the price, it is so expensive and of course, the MANAGER is so unprofessional. She doesn't know how to pacify situations like what happened to us, instead she wants to make a scene and insult everyone...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Everything is mediocre yet the price is high. You pay surcharges for each kid and for the activities like Mini-Golf. The facilities are basic, the sites are tiny & cramped and the washrooms are run-down, the pool is modest and fills quickly. If you are choosing this place because it's close to Wonderland look harder - there are two campgrounds closer, just South on Hwy 400 (~10km S) and the Toronto parks are way better maintained & better value, if you can book a spot.

Also, they offer a two-day pass at the counter, again, you can get something similar through coupons or online.

This place isn't worth the price and it's clearly a tourist trap for people who don't know the region. We felt ripped-off.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The negatives: This place was very expensive for the amenities offered. There is a pool and a mini golf course (for a fee), but that is about it. I felt like I was paying for the Yogi Bear affiliation, which is unimportant to me. It's located right beside the highway so it's very loud and they don't turn off the street lights so if you're a light sleeper, you may have trouble sleeping. There is no wifi.

The positives: The actual campsite was very flat so it was easy to set up our tent in a comfortable spot without a lumpy ground.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Stayed at this location last summer. My kids loved every second of it! The recreation schedule that was given to us at check in was fabulous. Kept the kids entertained all week. We stayed on a RV site with full hook up. Next time we will book a pull through site as it is a bit larger. Campground is not wooded but my husband was happy with that because we had no problems parking the 5th wheel and opening the awning on our site. Grounds were very clean and well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff. Washrooms were extremely clean for a campground, saw night cleaners a few times that week, was nice to see! Prices were reasonable. I decided to write a review because I just booked our stay for this summer, 2012!

  • Stayed July 2011, 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We stayed at Jellystone Park for 2 nights over the weekend in August. It was my husband and I and our 2 young children, ages 5 and 3. When we first arrived, I was disappointed at the lack of "wilderness" feel. Our camp site literally overlooked the hwy 400 (we were in site 72). Once we got over that initial disappointment, things looked up. There are lots of activities for the kids, which is mainly why I gave Jellystone a 4/5 rating.. My kids really had a blast the entire time and didn't want to come home. When we arrived, we were given the weekly calendar of events, everything from face painting, arts and crafts, chalk colouring, kids playground, pool (life jackets available for rent for little ones from the Rangers Station), Hey Hey Hey Rides twice per day (10am and 7pm) with Yogi and Ranger Smith, themed dances and more and all included in the price of our campsite. The tent campsites are about $40.00 per night and then an additional $9.00 per child per night. There's was also a 9 hole mini-golf on site (extra charge of about $5.00 per per person) which we did. It was just a basic course, but the kids really liked it. The grounds are nicely maintained and clean. The grass was newly cut, the buildings were all in a good condition. The arts and crafts room had tons of stuff for the kiddies. The bathrooms were cleaned regularily.

I will agree that many of the campsites are on a slope. Luckily ours wasn't. Also, the park wasn't that full when we were there, or we probably would have had other campers almost on top of us, with few trees or buffers for privacy. But, it wasn't too busy, so it worked out fine for us. In my experience, most campsites provide a grill for over the fire, but unfortunately, Jellystone does not. So, we purchased one at the Rangers Station for $17.99 when we arrived. We thought this was a bit of a rip-off. Also, not all of the sites seemed to have a metal fire pit to keep the fire contained. Ours didn't, it was just a hole in the ground, so we ended up taking one from one of the vacant sites. Again, if the park was full, we probably would have complained about this.

Overall, we had a great experience. The weather co-operated and the kids really did have a great time (so did the grown-ups). We've promised them we will return next year!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park and Camp Resort Toronto

Address: 3666 Simcoe County Road #88 | RR #1, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario L3Z 2A4, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Bradford West Gwillimbury
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Bradford West Gwillimbury
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There is always a lot to do at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™. Take a swim in our heated in-ground swimming pool, play a round of mini-putt golf, watch Yogi Bear™ cartoons, enjoy the traditional "Hey, Hey, Hey, Wagon Ride", and much, much, more. You can also take part in any of our planned special events. There's never a dull moment at Jellystone Park™! ... more   less 

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