We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Jellystone Park Camp Resort Caledonia in Wisconsin. Our family enjoyed the perfect mix of outdoor activities and relaxation.
You’ll find plenty of things to do at Jellystone Park Camp Resort for families with children, ranging from toddlers to teens.
Jellystone Park Camp Resort is a great place for families with kids of all ages that want time to reconnect and enjoy the outdoors together.
This is no ordinary campground, everything is made even better with a Yogi Bear theme!
Ways to Stay at the Camp Resort
Our family typically prefers coming back to a cabin with amenities after a full day of adventures.
You’ve got plenty of options for a variety of rental options for varying group sizes if you plan to experience family camping with multiple families and lodging preferences.
Types of Cabins to Choose From at Jellystone Park Camp Resort
According to Go RVing, Park Model RVs (sometimes referred to deluxe Cabins or Cottages) are unique units that provide temporary accommodations for recreation, camping or seasonal use.
Park Model RVs are designed to look like a home, but they need to be hooked up to site electricity, sewer and water like any RV.
They may have a front porch, a sleeping loft and are a great way to experience the campground lifestyle if you don’t have an RV or all the gear that goes with tent camping.
Take A Tour of the Triple Bunk Bed Glamping Cabin
During our visit, we stayed in the Triple Bunk Bed Glamping Cabin. The name gives you a clue to the feature that kids will enjoy most.
The triple bunk bed has ladders with handles to access each level of the bunk bed.
The second and third levels of the bunk bed have a safety bar and the lowest level is perfect for younger kids…or a teenager who broke his collar bone during football.
The bunkbeds also have outlets at each level so it was nice for the boys to be able to charge their phones while they relaxed. The cabins also have WI-FI.
The main bedroom has a pocket door for privacy and lots of storage. There are hooks in the open closet area with drawers underneath.
*Guests are responsible for bringing their own linens and towels during their stay.
I would recommend bringing several beach towels, regular towels, and washcloths for the kitchen.
The cabin has ac/heat to help you feel comfortable and sleep well in any weather condition.
You can also download the suggested packing list based on which cabin or campsite that you are staying in.
Our cabin had a full bathroom with a toilet and shower/tub. Don’t forget to pack hand soap, towels, and toiletries.
The full kitchen area has the basics you need to cook a full meal including dishes, utensils, and pots and pans. Other amenities include:
- Stove with glass top range
- Full refrigerator
- Coffee Maker
*ADA Glamping Cabins don’t come with an oven or dishwasher but there is a burner range stovetop.
There are stools at the counter if you want to eat in the kitchen.
The kitchen/ family room has a couch and a flat screen tv too.
Screened In Porch
The screened in porch provides additional space for dining or playing games.
Each cabin has a fire ring and firewood needs to be purchased at the Ranger Station onsite.
The Ranger Station has snacks and supplies in case you forgot something, along with apparel and souvenirs.
In addition to cabins, there are several campsite options for RV and tent campers to choose from.
- Premium Full Hook-Up Site
- Full Hook-Up Site
- Pull-Thru Site
- Water & Electric Site
- Tent Site (No Hook-Up)
- Seasonal Site
There are bathhouses with hot showers, sinks and toilets.
If you need to do laundry during your stay there are two coin operated laundry facilities onsite.
Golf Cart Rentals at Jellystone Park Camp Resort
There are golf cart rentals available for campers to make it easier to move around the property throughout the day.
It’s also way more fun to travel at a slow speed around the campground in a golf cart instead of a car to protect pedestrians and kids at play.
4-seater or 6-seater golf cart rentals are very popular and reservations are recommended in advance if you want a golf cart for the full length of your stay.
You must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and major credit card to rent a golf cart. (Sorry teenagers, you don’t get to drive the golf cart!)
Single day rentals can be booked the day of your stay based on availability.
The golf cart rental prices vary by the season and day of the week and the carts are easy to charge each evening.
Attractions at Jellystone Park Camp Resort
Parents will appreciate that there are plenty of attractions throughout the camp resort for kids of all ages to enjoy, including:
- Jumping Pillows
- Mini Golf
- RC Track
- Laser Tag
- Outdoor Theater
- Gem Mining
- Fishing Pond
- Pedal Carts
- “Hey” Rides
Go on a “Hey” Ride
Guests of all ages can go on a ride in GIANT picnic basket around the campground. Check the activity schedule for times and days.
Bounce on a Jumping Pillow
The jumping pillows aren’t just for kids. They are pretty fun to jump on WITH your kids too.
Beware of when they try to double bounce you.
There are two jumping pillows onsite which equals twice the fun!
Play a Round of Mini Golf
Our family actually enjoyed playing several rounds of mini golf during our stay. My boys are highly competitive and kept on wanting rematches.
If you are traveling with a guest in a wheelchair, holes 9-18 are ADA compliant.
The Action Zone area has an RC track, inflatables to climb and archery.
The laser tag course is included for campers. Their sister venue does offer laser tag at their new course: Shipwreck’d Laser Tag for an additional fee.
Watch a Movie at the Outdoor Theater
Check the activity schedule to see if a movie will be playing at the outdoor theatre during your visit.
Guests can pan for gems and fossils to keep for an additional fee.
There are three playgrounds onsite for kids to enjoy.
Guests can purchase a reloadable game card for indoor games in the arcade.
Don’t forget to pack your fishing pole. There is a fishing hole for guests to enjoy during their stay. You can purchase additional supplies and bait at the Ranger Station.
The picnic table on the dock is a nice spot to have a picnic or for additional family members to hang out.
Character Experiences For Guests
Younger kids will enjoy interacting with their favorite bears, Yogi Bear™, Cindy Bear™ & Boo Boo™ during their stay.
There are even opportunities to help “wake up” Yogi Bear in the mornings, or to help put him to sleep at night.
- Donuts with Cindy Bear where campers decorate donuts
- Yogi Bear’s Shipwreck’d Pirate & Mermaid Adventure
- Cookies and Milk with Cindy Bear™ or Boo Boo™
Daily Activities and Special Events
There are also special birthday packages if you are celebrating a birthday while you’re camping.
The resort also hosts the Christmas Carnival of Lights in the winter around the holidays.
Treats and Sweets
If you get hungry or want a snack during your stay, you don’t have to leave the camp resort.
- Ice Cream Shoppe and Espresso Bar (inside the Ranger Station)
- Pic-a-Nic Basket – Snack Shack with food, drinks, and treats
Yogi Bear’s Picnic Splash Water Activity Area
There are plenty of ways to cool off if you visit during the summer months.
This area includes The Activity Pool, Picnic Splash, and 2 large waterslides.
- Open the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day
- After Labor Day – Activity Pool is open for September weekends (weather permitting)
The outdoor swimming pool has ample room for swimming, hoops for water basketball and a net for water volleyball.
I was so grateful that the outdoor pool was also HEATED! Our family had a great time swimming and playing adults vs. kids water volleyball.
If you are traveling with a guest with special needs there is an ADA lift to help assistance into the pool.
There is seating for guests around the perimeters in addition a lounge chair section just outside of the pool area.
Race Down the Waterslides
There are two large waterslides that twist and turn. One waterslide is enclosed the whole time and the other waterslide is not.
General Swim Area at Bear Paw Beach
The general swimming area is free to access for current Jellystone Park campers.
I love that we had the option to swim in the heated activity pool or enjoy swimming in the small lake at Bear Paw Beach.
If you get hungry during your time at the beach you can purchase snacks, combo meals and sweets at Beachside Eats & Treats.
There are private cabana rentals available for guests who prefer more shade.
Challenge Yourself on Adventure Island Floating Water Obstacle Course
If you like a challenge, you will LOVE Adventure Island floating obstacle course, which is the largest floating water obstacle course in the USA!
You can choose a single (50 minute) or double (100 minute) session.
*Adventure Island is an additional fee, but discounted rates are available for campers.
All participants watch a safety video prior to going on the course and are required to wear a life jacket at all times.
I would highly recommend trying this adventure WITH your family. You will slip around and get wet but it’s so much FUN!
It’s also a great confidence builder when you conquer an element or climb a structure without falling off.
I was concerned about the water temperature because we visited toward the beginning of the summer. It was a little cold but doable and I typically avoid cold water at all costs.
Honestly, you’re so focused on the obstacles that it’s really not a big deal if you land in the water.
We did the 50 minute session and the time went by quickly but we were also tired when it was over. That’s why it’s a good thing that you are required to wear life jackets the whole time.
Watch the Nighttime Northern Lights Drone Show
You can catch the Northern Lights Drone Show every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night at Bear Paw Beach during peak season.
The best part is that at Jellystone Park™ in Caledonia campers can view the drone show for free during their stay. There is a designated spot reserved for Jellystone Park™ in Caledonia campers.
There are Jellystone Park Camper Packages available for campers who want to upgrade their seating section for the show.
For guests who are not staying at the campground there are general admission tickets available for purchase online or in person. Seating capacity is limited so it’s recommended to book in advance.
General Admission Drone Show Ticket is $10/ticket and includes the following:
- Enjoy access to the venue beginning at 7PM
- Yard games, 200ft illuminated light tunnel, jumping pillow & playground, staffed kid activities, music & more
- The Northern Lights Drone Show finale begins when the sun goes down, about 9:25PM, and is about 15 minutes long
*They recommend bringing a chair or blanket to sit on to watch the show if you are not purchasing a premium seating option.
Local Places to Eat Out
If you want to support a local business in the the area I have a few recommendations:
MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop – 120 W Town Square Way, Suite 500, Oak Creek, WI
This is a wonderful place to eat for macaroni and cheese fans. You can customize the toppings to your preferences for your mac n’ cheese. Be warned that you can get full fast. The menu also has sandwich melts, salads, and a kids menu.
Water Street Brewery – 140 W Town Square Way, Oak Creek, WI
This brewpub is a nice option if you want to try local craft beer with delicious pub food.
There is something for everyone on the menu with sandwiches, burgers, salads, tacos, pizza and specialty menu items.
There is also a kids menu for younger guests and plenty of TVs above the bar in case a big game is on.
Rainy Day Activities
If it rains during your stay it’s easy to relax inside your cabin watching a movie or play cards on the screened in porch.
There are covered picnic areas in the camp resort if you happen to be tent camping.
We had a rainy day during one of the days of our visit and really enjoyed taking extra naps and visiting the movie theatre nearby.
If you are looking for offsite activities during a rainy day there are some great options within a short drive.
Watch a Movie at Marcus Showtime Theater – 8910 S 102nd St, Franklin, WI
(Make sure that you check out their specials before you go)
Addition Things to Do in the Area on a Rainy Day
- Milwaukee County Zoo – 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI
- Betty Brinn Children’s Museum – 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
- Milwaukee Public Museum – 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI
- Discovery World – 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI
- Milwaukee Art Museum – 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI
- Harley David Museum – 400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI
You can also check out my suggestions with more hidden gems and unique things to do in Milwaukee.
Take a Picture With Yogi Bear
Don’t forget to take a picture with the Yogi Bear statue during your stay…no matter what age your kids are!
Even if they don’t feel like it in the moment they always enjoy looking back on the pictures years later.
Where is the Jellystone Park Camp Resort Located?
Jellystone Park™ Camp Resort is located at 8425 WI-38, Caledonia, WI.
The Jellystone Park Camp Resort is in southern Wisconsin in Racine County, 75 miles north of Chicago, IL and only 15 minutes south of Milwaukee, WI.
Jellystone Park Camp Resort is also located within minutes of Lake Michigan.
Book Your Next Getaway at Jellystone Park Camp Resort
You can call (262) 835-2565 or make a reservation online.