Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – Mammoth Cave, KY
1002 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, Kentucky 42127
Phone: (270) 773-3840
Toll Free: +1 (800) 523-1854
Email: yogi@jellystonemammothcave.com


This spring break we decided last minute to hit the road for a few days and head south. As a kid, we always ended up in Kentucky for the do-able drive and warmer weather. We didn’t want to drive to far with a 3 month old, so we decided Kentucky was a good place to check out since we’d never taken the boys. Since we were booking sort of last minute, we were lucky enough to find a site at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground in Cave City, KY.

We are big fans of Jellystone Park Campgrounds for their family friendly atmosphere and activities geared towards young ones. I read online the pools at this campground were open so we knew the boys would be hooked. Their website also showed a massive water slide and splash pad, which I knew would be fun. Unfortunately, although it was spring break, only one of the two pools were open. The splash pad and water slide were not yet open for the season. We did have fun hanging out at the heated pool that was open though.

The campground included a nice ranger station, rentable golf carts, bath houses, laundry facilities, playgrounds, jump pad, mini golf, outdoor theater, and fishing pond. The only complaint I have about the facilities is the hours of the camp store during the week. The store and food service closed down at 7 pm. We found the kitchen closed once at 630 when we went to order some snacks to go with our dinner, and another time at 7:03 when I sent Ethan down on his bike to get something. 7 pm seemed just a little early, especially for families who are out and about for the day and just making dinner around this time.

The campground hosted daily activities for kids, including craft time, meeting yogi, daily hay ride, and movie night. The grounds were really beautiful.