Jellystone of Estes Park

Jellystone of Estes Park

When picking campground in our area we generally tend to favor the ones that allow for more separation between sites and have a tone of trees.  During our trip planning for Rocky Mountain National Park, the best option for us was the Jellystone of Estes Park.  For those that might not know, all the Jellystones are themed around Yogi Bear and tend to cater to the young campers.


We have stayed in several private campgrounds, but this was the first one that really did any activities or had specific activities targeted towards kids.  Each day there were several activities from crafts, to candy bar bingo to outdoor laser tag.  The campground also has some fixed amenities, such as a pool, arcade, mini golf, horseshoes and two playgrounds .

Ranger Station
Mini Golf

While we might not have taken advantage of every activity, it was nice to know they were there.  The ability to go explore the area and then return for a dip in the pool or cool off with some ice cream from the daily truck that makes the rounds was truly sweet.  We were very happy with our selection in campgrounds and would look to book again at a Jellystone in the future.


5 thoughts on “Jellystone of Estes Park

  1. Thanks! How was it getting into your site? Are they campfire friendly?
    Did you spend time in Estes and RMNP? Not including doctor visit !
    Looks like fun place
    Did you see cherry place on highway 36? That place is amazing!!
    Your pictures are great

    1. Hey Debbie,

      The sites in the full hook-up section were fairly easy to get into. The staff escorted us to the site and gave good backing directions to get us tucked in. The sites that arent full hookup are up a hill and would be harder to get into but still doable. I posted a review on Campendium so you can get some more details there.

      We loved Estes and I will be doing a dedicated post on our time there. RMNP was also good. When we go back I would look to stay on the West side of the park due to crowding on the East side.

  2. I was glad to read your review. We stayed at Spruce Lake a few years ago but had read horrible reviews of the new managers. We hope to return to Estes Park someday, so I’m always keeping my eyes open to park reviews for the area. Glad you had a good stay!

    1. Thanks Kerry. We drove past other campgrounds so I cant really speak for the actual experiences, but overall we were happy with Jellystone. Even if you aren’t into the kid stuff, it was still probably the nicest option in the area in our opinion.

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