Whether you are wanting to camp, stay in a tiny home, or even a tree house, Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Resort in Golden Valley, North Carolina can accommodate you. Located at the base of the scenic blue ridge mountains, all of this is in a secluded location with over 400 acres of land. It is a match made in heaven if you ask me.
Hey y’all. My name is Ronnie, and I am here to share my experience with Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Resort in Golden Valley, North Carolina. Cassie is one of my blogging friends and I am happy that she asked me to share this article with her viewers. You can find me over at Southern Food Junkie, where I share southern-inspired recipes, reviews, and restaurants (and the occasional travel review) from the South and beyond.
A Christmas Experience
In December 2019, my wife and I decided to give our kids an experience for Christmas instead of more presents that year. What turned out to be an idea to have less clutter, ended up being one of the best gifts for our kids. Even though it was only a few years ago, our kids still say this was one of their favorite trips they have been on, and they still ask to go back.
We decided to book our stay for December 26, the day after Christmas, through the 29th. Needless to say, this was a perfect time because the day we got there, we were the only ones there.
About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp Resorts first got their start as a single campground in Wisconsin in 1969, according to their website, and now has over 75 locations throughout the United States and Canada. It was a creative idea by Doug Haag who saw a need and created a wonderful place for families to enjoy. Fast forward to today and families can still enjoy the franchised resorts.
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Resort Amenities
What makes the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park camp-resorts so unique is the amenities it has. The Yogi Bear Golden Valley, NC park is pretty much a one-stop shop. You really do not have to leave the campground. There is a restaurant on site, a coffee shop, and even a camp store. Pretty much everything you will need is on site.
The amenities range from family fun activities to water slides and hay or wagon rides. The main attraction in the summertime has to be the huge interactive water park playground they have. You can fish in the lake, swim in the lake, or swim in the swimming pool. The Yogi Bear Jellystone park even has an 18-hole mini golf course that is included with your stay.
Other amenities include tennis and pickleball courts, gaga ball courts, basketball courts, and a jump pad or Jumping pillow. There is gem mining, laser tag, and a water zipline that you can do for an extra fee. One of our kid’s favorite things to do was arts and crafts activities. These are sometimes offered on themed event weekends such as Christmas or Halloween.
You can take a trip down a hiking trail or one of the biking trails if you want to get away for a bit. It truly is a place that is fun for the whole family that will create long-lasting memories.
Ways To Stay
There are many options to stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Golden Valley. When we stayed, we rented one of the luxury cabins. It was basically a tiny home that had a full-size bathroom, bunk beds, a loft, and a full-size bedroom. The kids loved it so much.
There are a few tree house cabins you can rent or you can bring your camper where they have full hook-up RV sites and concrete pads. They have glamping tents, or you can even rent one of the many tent sites. It is one of the best family campgrounds out of all the North Carolina Campgrounds around.
Golden Valley is in A Perfect Location
Golden Valley, North Carolina is located about one hour and 30 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. The closest town to Golden Valley is Bostic, NC but it is also a short drive to Rutherfordton, NC. There are a few restaurants here if you are wanting to go out and enjoy a nice meal.
Golden Valley is a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains. The location is only about two hours from Cherokee, NC, and one hour from Chimney Rock, NC. Both of these locations will make an awesome day trip if you want to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.
One of our favorite things to visit in Cherokee is Mingo falls and visit Saunooke’s Mill. If you head to Chimney Rock, you have to visit Chimney Rock State Park where you can climb atop Chimney rock for unparalleled views. While you are in the area, hit the Blue Ridge Parkway for some awesome views of the mountains.
Closer to Yogi Bear Camp is South Mountain State Park. Here, there is an 80-foot waterfall and lots of hiking trails. If you are a nature lover this is a paradise. There are many other North Carolina Destinations you can find in the surrounding area that is just a short drive away.
Yogi bear’s Jellystone park camp-resorts are truly a great way to experience getting away from it all without leaving all the comforts of home. The unparalleled lineup of amenities will make all first-time park visitors comfortable. Golden valley is a great destination to head to where you can have a quality camping experience on your next camping trip.
When Is The Best Time To Go?
The summertime is going to be their peak season since they have the waterpark. Also, their themed weeks or weekends in the fall will also be popular since people love traveling to the mountains to see the peak color change of the leaves. If you are looking for a less crowded week or weekend, try to plan around those dates.
Do They Have Daily Activities?
On themed weeks or weekends, they normally have daily activities planned. It is possible that they have daily activities during their peak season as well.
Does Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park have Other Campgrounds in North Carolina?
There are a couple more Yogi Bear Jellystone Park campgrounds in NC. They are located in Cherokee, Tabor City, and Asheboro.