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Our 2015 Season begins April 17th!


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The Experience   


During your stay with Yogi Bear™ at O'Connell's Jellystone Park & camp-resort in Amboy, Illinois you will discover that there is a lot to do. We're the perfect place for your family to escape for weekend vacations, a season, or anything in between. Whether you're a tent camper, towing an RV or looking for a vacation home getaway, we have everything necessary for you to have a great recreation experience. The campground offers three heated swimming pools, spas, kiddie pools and beach swimming. A double-flume waterslide, paddle boat rental, mini-golf, four playgrounds, hiking trails, fishing, food service, hey-wagon rides, and daily planned activities that make Jellystone Park in Amboy the premier camp-resort.   


  Jellystone Park, located in Amboy, Illinois, is nestled in the Sauk Valley of north central Illinois. More than just a campground, it's a first class resort with all the amenities.  A great place for Illinois family vacations. About midway between Chicago and the Quad Cities, O'Connell's is two hours or less and within easy reach of towns like Rockford, Peoria, Joliet, Dubuque, and Madison.  Directions to the resort.   

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   A full range of accommodations - Everything from tent sites and family cabin rentals to spacious full utility hook-ups. We offer Bear Bones Cabins, fully equipped deluxe cottages, and beautiful park model units with all the comforts of home. The resort maintains five bath houses with showers and two laundromats. Special events are possible for 40 to 400 in the Convention Center or Boo Boo's Party Place. Our Recreation Center caters to your creativity at Arts and Craft or to your game skills in our Arcade Redemption Fun Zone. Get more details here.   

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 Themed Events & Activities    

kids_at_the_beach.jpgThe fun never stops here at Jellystone Park! Yogi Bear, Boo BooTM, and Cindy BearTM plan fun activities day after day, and hour after hour. Imagine a visit with a favorite Jellystone Park bear in the morning followed by a game of soccer, then a sing-a-long on a Heyride, candy bar bingo in the afternoon. At O'Connell's Jellystone Park, there's never a dull moment! The campground features an award winning themed activity program geared to all ages. Special themed events are planned each and every weekend.