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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

REVIEW Yogi Bear's Camp Jellystone, Madison, Florida

We spent a week at Camp Jellystone in Madison, Florida and loved every second of it.

Jellystone Florida is at 1051 SW Old St Augustine Rd. It is the only Jellystone in Florida. With it being in Northern Florida I wasn't sure if it would be warm enough for swimming but thankfully it was.

VALUE 5/5
We paid Spring Rates of $55 weekdays and $75 weekends. However there was a special for the Spring as well where if you bought 5 nights you got 2 free so we stayed for 7 and got two free nights. They had this special because not all activities were open. There was still more then enough fun to be had and we appreciated the savings. We also joined Club Yogi Rewards where you accumulate points for free nights or discounts on merchandise.  Most activities are included with campsite fees too. See Facility Fun below.

SITE QUALITY 5/5 
Our site was, hard packed gravel and level. We had a large lake front view/lot in site RV1 with electric and water only. There are limited full service sites on the lake too but we loved the location of this site in proximity to the playground and water park.

FACILITY FUN 5+/5 
This place had so much to do that we easily stayed here a week and we can't wait to go back again someday. Water slides, lazy river, splash pad area, pool with water play area (downpour derby), kayaks, mini golf, jump pad and bouncy castle which are included with your camping fees. You can fish without a license in the lake (catch & release), movie night, wagon rides and so much more. There are a couple things which cost: arcade, water wars and you buy your gems to do gem mining. So much to do.

NATURAL SURROUNDINGS 5/5 
This campground has a lake to fish in, trails to walk on, trails for ATV's to ride on, many large beautiful big trees and a very natural feel.

BATHROOM 5/5
There was a large washroom/shower house with very clean bathrooms and showers. There was even a large handicap shower.

STAFF 5/5
The staff were plentiful and always friendly and helpful.

LOCATION 3/5
Maybe this is an unfair rating as I didn't actually leave the park to go anywhere but my husband said town was small. I am not sure if there is much close by.

OVERALL 5/5
We were totally impressed with this resort. Some reviews I read said it was dirty and old looking. Either they made improvements or the people were complaining about the old tractor parts etc being stored up by the road. After entering the park you never see them so they didn't bother us. We also like natural settings so having fallen leaves on the ground doesn't bother us. If you like a pristine campsite then your rating would be lower here as there were leaves everywhere on the ground, sites, roads, and beach area.

Wifi was free and decent. It didn't work the greatest in the RV but up by the playground and the pool it was fine. Laundry was 24hrs.

We look forward to returning to this park again sometime and really have no complaints about the park at all; even running on Spring activities and having "less" to do.

Our site RV1

View of our site from the walking trail on other side of the lake



Another RV site

Map of the park

Washrooms/shower house

Water slides and lazy river included in camping rates
Water wars on the right side is a fee item


Arcade area
Down Pour Derby at pool which is
wheel chair accessible

Some of the limited weekly activities for Spring season

Jump pad and bouncy castle



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