Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – North Hudson, NY

Srah loves Yogi
lot 119

lot 119

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Bathroom beside Ranger's Station

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – North Hudson, NY
Across from lot 119

Across from lot 119

look out from lot 142 towards 119

look out from lot 142 towards 119

lot 119 & outhouses

lot 119 & outhouses

lot 123, 124, 125

lot 123, 124, 125

from lot 114 looking towards river

from lot 114 looking towards river

lots 95-90

lots 95-90

lots 69-66

lots 69-66

lots 55, 56, 57

lots 55, 56, 57

lots 121-124

lots 121-124

lot 61, 62, 63

lot 61, 62, 63

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – North Hudson, NY
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Bathrooms near lot 104

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Showers near lot 104

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Cabin 99

Rec Hall & lots 13-11

Rec Hall & lots 13-11

Yurt 2 & 3

Yurt 2 & 3

Yurt 3

Yurt 3

Cabins 5-10 &100

Cabins 5-10 &100


* A slide that goes into the big pool has been added!

Jellystone Park Camp Resorts are a well know, mainly USA based, campground franchise. With a Yogi Bear theme, their focus is on family fun! We visited this North Hudson. N.Y . campground during the summer of 2015.   This was our second stay at a Jellystone Park.  We had enjoyed the Mexico, N.Y. location,  and were happy to be going to a place where we knew what to expect and that had lots to do on site.  Located in the heart of the Adirondack mountains, this campground also made a good home base for day trips to Lake George and Lake Placid.  There is so much to do in this area! How about visiting historical Fort William Henry and Fort Toconderoga, hiking through the Adirondacks, shopping at small boutiques or outlets, trying out the local craft beers or discovering a new restaurant , spending a day at a water park, enjoying a day at the beach or taking a boat cruise. Whether you are camping in a tent, rv or one of their cottages, your camping vacation will be filled with fun activities and good amenities.

 

The Campsites

Jellystone North Hudson/Adirondack has everything from 2 service sites (water/30 amps), 3 service (water/30-50amps/sewer) sites, cabins, rental rv’s and yurts.  The minimum stay is of 2 nights  and prices start at $65/night.  The campground map shows a total of 199 sites which includes a good mix of all types of sites.  Most sites where on compacted dirt.  Most have a decent amount of pine trees to provide shade.  Remember that pin trees mean sticky sap so bring mayonnaise to help remove sticky spots from you or your gear.!

All sites are well maintained and have a picnic table and a fire pit.  The size varies greatly.  Certain sites on the edge of the river (dispersed between lots 61-157) would only be acceptable for a tent but we saw trailers trying to creatively park to be able to stay. This campground has an 11pm-8am quiet time and it is enforced.   Check-in is between 2-9pm.  Check-out is at 11am. Camp site rates are on the high side and  range between $58-$92 + taxes per night.  Cabins range between $86-$224 + taxes per night (bedding and pillows are not provided).  If you stay for 5 consecutive nights, you receive a free weeknight.  Rates are based on 2 adults with a maximum of 6 people per site.  Children under 16 are free.  Everyone must wear the wrist band given at check-in.  Additional adults carry and extra fee of $16 per night.  This campground is pet friendly but pet must not be left unattended and must leashed or tied securely at all times and are not not allowed in or around the rental units.  They are not allowed in fenced in pool area.

Bathrooms and Laundry Facilities

This Jellystone campground has 2 bathroom facilities.  One is found beside the Ranger’s Station, close to most of the amenities.  This building, accessible by a ramp or stairs, houses 7 private bathrooms, each containing a shower, toilet and sink.  They look recently updated, have many grab bars and benches if you have accessibility concerns and are well maintained.  Quite spacious if you’re alone, they are just large enough to have one adult and a few children inside at one time.  They are open 24/7 other than when staff is cleaning them.  The second bathroom facility is located between site 104 and the dump station.  This building has a men’s and a women’s room on one side and private shower rooms on the other side.  The shower rooms are small and each have a sink with a mirror and small shelf above, a shower and a small bench.  The toilets and baby change tables are located in washroom side.  Both the shower rooms and the bathrooms are well maintained.  If you are staying on sites near the river or somewhere close to sites 117-133, you may not want to walk up to the bathrooms at night as it’s quite dark in this area and a bit of a trek to the closest bathroom, especially if you have young children.  Two outhouses are located beside site 120.  When we arrived on a Sunday afternoon they were dangerously close to overflowing and it took till the Wednesday till they were emptied.  It was disappointing to see that they weren’t better maintained, especially when a 5 year old need to go “NOW!” at 3am.

The laundry facility in the Ranger’s Station.  Very clean and bright (so you can see all the stains on your clothes!) there are many washing and drying machines.  The washing machine costs $3.00/25 mins. wash.  The dryer is $0.25/7 mins.  If you have to wait for your load to finish up, they even have a small television to pass the time.

Activities

There is always something to do at a Jellystone campground!  You can join in on their organized sports and crafts ($), play Downpour Derby (really fun water game) and enjoy the water slides or swim in the pool (no lifeguard).  Play a round of mini-putt ($).  Ride the Yogi Bear Express and sing funny songs with Yogi Bear and/or Booboo, go to the marshmallow roasts, rent a pedal bike ($3/30 mins, $9/1 hour), watch movies, try a game of shuffle board or play arcade games ($) in the arts and craft center/Rec hall.  They have gem mining ($) and a few play structures in different areas on the campground. Jump on the bouncy pillow ($),  and enjoy the special themed events on weekends.   We really enjoyed playing in the Schroon River.  They beach is nice and sandy and the water current is very gentle.  It is also shallow enough that you can wade up the river and explore.  If you need any supplies, groceries, candy, firewood or ice, you can find them at the Ranger’s Station.  You’ll also find many Yogi Bear themed trinkets and clothing in this shop.  Attached to the side of the Ranger’s Station is a small restaurant, The Cartoon Cafe, where you can get hamburgers ($5.75), hot dogs ($3.50), fries ($2.25), pizza ($15/family size cheese pizza), ice cream ($2.50/small), drinks, etc.

 

Parent’s Overview

Yogi Bear Jellystone campgrounds are always a hit!  We just wish that the nightly cost was lower and that they didn’t charge extra for so many of the activities that the kids harass us to try as they are free at most other campgrounds (ie. the bouncing pillow).  A bathroom facility in the lower camping area, near lots 126 & 150 for example, would be great.  Walking through that area and up a small hill in the middle of the night with a child in tow is not fun.  We liked that the facilities are for the most park clean and well maintained.

 

Kid’s Overview

Kid 1 – “I like the Downpour Derby and the bathrooms near the Ranger’s Station are soooo nice.  I liked playing in the river.”

Kid 2 – “I love singing on the wagon and hugging Yogi Bear!  I hate walking really far to pee.”

Kid 3 – “I liked playing in the river and biking.  I wish we could have used the bouncy pillow.  I liked all the candy at the Ranger’s Station.  Next time I’m bringing my money.”

 

Have you been here lately?  Is there anything you’d like to add to our review or comment on?  Do you have any questions?  Is there anywhere else you’d like us to visit and review?  Feel free to speak up!

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