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Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley

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4185 Township Road 99, Mount Gilead, OH 43338-9438
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Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley is a Family Camping Resort located 35 miles north of Columbus Ohio. We offer extra large wooded, lakefront, and creekside campsites. 30/50 Amp. New cabins available. Daily activity program.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Water park
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Self-serve laundry
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Heather J wrote a review Jun 9
Columbus, Ohio10 contributions4 helpful votes
We camped in tents with our children. We were extremely disappointed when arriving at our campsite. We did not have one tree on our campsite; the day was hot with no clouds and we had no shade at all. The camping area was a bed of mulch, right next to the road. The picnic table was on a hill (our food and drinks kept spilling). The fire ring was also on a hill and felt very unsafe for my young children. Our campground was extremely rocky and my two-year-old kept falling and hurting himself. When I expressed my concern to the staff at Jellystone, instead of offering ways to make it feel more safe (such as an umbrella for shade or trying to level the area around the campfire), they owners yelled at me and asked me to leave. I said my children were in their swimsuits and ready to swim and they tried to kick me out again, saying that they spent their life savings on this place. Still very hard to believe that is how they treat their guests. At this point, knowing that the owners at Jellystone were not going to do anything to make our stay better (although they eventually brought an umbrella) and that our kids were excited to be there, we tried to make the most of it. It was hard to sleep with the proximity of the campsites, lots of noise until midnight including a neighboring camper's car alarm going off at 11:30 at night and him regularly flicking his headlights on that shined into our tent. I could literally hear another neighboring camper talking about his dog's diarrhea when I was trying to sleep (as were my children - it was after 11:30 pm!) I did actually fall sideways in my chair around the campground and was just glad it wasn't one of the kids! Also had fungus growing out of the mulch getting all over our tents. Really really gross and made clean up a mess. Gratefully the lake was fun and we just had to spend very little time at our campsite since it was so awful. But won't be back especially after the treatment of the owners and will encourage everyone else to take their business elsewhere also.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Adrianne S wrote a review Oct 2020
Pataskala, Ohio10 contributions
We enjoyed our first Yogi Bear experience last weekend. This has been one of the best campgrounds we have been too. Very Clean! Staff is always willing to help and very informational. We attended one of the Halloween Weekends! Our boys enjoyed meeting Yogi and BooBoo, doing crafts and even dancing with BooBoo! Our boys are looking forward to coming back next year! This campground is very pet friendly. Our dog was able to go most places with us. I highly recommend bringing or renting a golf cart.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Justin T wrote a review Oct 2020
Sevierville, Tennessee72 contributions33 helpful votes
I stayed at this campground with my wife, two kids, and in-laws is a 38 foot travel trailer. We had a back in site in the 300s section of the park. The sites were very wide and had plenty of room for our camper, a golf cart, and two trucks. The campground was decorated for Halloween and the scenic setting was great with the leaves changing colors. The park wide trick or treat was great, as were the other kids activities they had. The store was well stocked as well and they deliver firewood to your site. The only things that kept this from being a five star review was the fact that the bathrooms and shower houses were not very clean and some of the staff lacked customer service, acting like they didn’t want to be there. The staff on the hay ride and the train ride were fantastic however. Overall we would definitely stay here again as there are just a couple little things keeping this campground from being great.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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razzledazzle12 wrote a review Aug 2020
Ohio283 contributions32 helpful votes
This was our first family camping trip and I'm afraid this campground has really set the bar high! The bathrooms and grounds were very clean. I've stayed in hotels with dirtier showers! The only thing I didn't think was as clean as I'd like was the pool. It was okay but the water was a little murky and it seemed like the filter wasn't working great. I was surprised by the lack of concern for covid-I didn't see a single mask the entire time-but we did our best to social distance. The amenities were great. The only thing that was a disappointment was that the large waterside wasn't operating (no sign or mention of why). My kids were really looking forward to that. There were also swarms of hornets in a sand pit area that needs taken care of. I wish we could go for just one night but they require a 2 night stay on weekends. That means we can't go as often because it takes up our whole weekend and then it's back to work on Monday. Overall it was great, though, and we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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ciarey wrote a review Jul 2020
110 contributions24 helpful votes
We almost canceled our reservations when we read the reviews regarding the lack of COVID Precautions, but we are so glad we didn’t! Every staff member we came in contact with wore a mask, even the staff behind the plexiglass in the Ranger’s Store. The park was packed, but we were able to social distance fairly well, due to the large size of this park. This park is very clean and sooo many fun activities for our grandkids. One of the craft activities had a lot of kids show up so they had the crafts in pre-made packets to take back to our campsite to make. This was our second trip to a Jellystone park, with our first visit out west so disappointing, we were already leery about going, and with COVID on top of that...but this park definitely changed our minds on the Jellystone Parks! The campsites are spacious, staff super friendly and accommodating, and there was so much to do! We can’t wait to come back! My one piece of advice is to book well in advance if you want a golf cart. We booked on fairly short notice (less than a week), and were unable to get a golf cart, as they were all rented. The park is so spacious and a few hills also, that it was difficult for my disabled husband to get around without the cart. We were able to drive and park to a couple activities, but it’s much easier with a golf cart.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley
Which popular attractions are close to Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley?
Nearby attractions include Mt Gilead Ohio State Park (2.4 miles), SplatterPark (4.5 miles), and The Briar Patch (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness center, and free parking.
Is parking available at Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Cabinita, The End Zone, and Sames & Cook.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.