Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Hill Country Texas is an incredible place to take the entire family for a weekend on the Guadalupe River, playing on Canyon Lake, or just hanging out in the sweet Texas Hill Country! We spent the weekend, and there was just SO much to do! Check out my Mommy Tips, and plan your own river getaway for next summer, or any of the fun themed weekends at Jellystone!
Jellystone Parks offer SO much to do that you really could just stay in the park, but of course, you’d be missing all the fun there is to do nearby! Be sure and plan plenty of time for both!
When you check in at the front office upon arrival, you’re given wristbands that give you access to all the activities in the park!
The office also has a store that sells EVERYTHING! Really, they have basic camping foods, drinks, ice, FIREWOOD, t-shirts, water toys and shoes, and all kinds of souvenirs!
The park has cabins, RV sites, an older motel and tent camping sites!
These cabins are sure cute! I booked this as a cub scout camp, and we actually tent camped. I loved the tent camping sites, which were in the back of the park, primitive (meaning no water or electric) well shaded with plenty of trees for hammocks, and visited by a momma deer and her fawn!
The also has tent sites with water and electric closer to the swimming pool and office.
I was a little shocked at the cost for primitive camping, $84/night for 5 people! However, this included our wrist band and activities, inclusing the pool and slides. Some activities are additional, such as laser tag, golf cart rentals and a few others.
I was taken aback at first by the additional $15 charge to reserve a specific spot, but we actually had the entire tent camping area to ourselves on our weekend, and our choice of campsites.
I didn’t mind the walk to the pool, restrooms, etc , but it’s a big park and there is NO parking, so you’re either walking, take bikes or a golf cart (there is golf cart parking). Golf cart rental during our stay was $60.
We loved the dinosaur themed waterpark! They have 2 slides, and plenty of space for the kids to play!
There is a smaller area for younger children, as well as 2 pools 3′ and 5′ deep.
There are no lifeguards on duty, so watch your children.
There is also an indoor pool, and I’m just realizing we never even went to see it.
I appreciated that there were plenty of tables around the pool, too!
Right next to the pool is the big Air Jump! Since my kiddo is 9, I felt very comfortable letting him and his friends go over and jump while I stayed at my comfy chair by the pool.
As long as he was with his friend, I actually was comfortable letting him run around most of the park on their scooters without me.
He’s getting so big, and they scooted so fast, that I didn’t get any photo ops….
The Old Faceful Mining Co is an additional charge, but little miners are guaranteed to find some treasure!
They Hey Hey Hay Ride is always a blast!! We did the Night Glow, where everyone is waving glow sticks! They sell them in the store, but bring your own to save a little money!
The park also has a volleyball court, basketball and even a GAGA ball pit! You can borrow the balls for a $5 cash refundable deposit, or just bring your own!
There’s so much to do, it’s really hard to fit it all in!
There was also a little hiking trail that ran to the Old West Ghost Town Laser Tag. The trail was a nice shortcut for cutting across the park!
On Saturday evening, they showed a movie, Moana, and we did the All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast for $3 on Sunday morning. The pancakes were great, but I was a little disappointed that the movie wasn’t outside.
The Guadalupe Horseshoe Loop runs next to Jellystone, and while you don’t have access to the river from the park.
A big shout out to Katie at the park, who directed us to the FREE Guadalupe River Trail Park just south of the Canyon Lake Dam, where we were able to go down and play in the river! Thanks, Katie!
Pedalcars are also available for rental in the park!
I tried to keep the arcade a secret from my kiddo, but he found it anyway!
Know Before You Go
Check with the park for a fire ban before visiting.
Things To Do in Canyon Lake
Shanty Tubes offers canoes, kayaks and tubes, and shuttle service on the river.
The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country has hundreds of dinosaur tracks, as well as Native American artifacts on exhibit. Click HERE to visit their website.
Take a tour of the Canyon Lake Gorge! Click HERE to visit their website.
Jay and Diane’s Horseshoe Grill is terrific! Click HERE to visit their website.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Hill Country Texas
12915 FM 306, Canyon Lake
Click HERE to visit their website.
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