Resort Activities

Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at O'Connell's Yogi Bear Park. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

We currently offer the following activities:

  • Activities Center
  • Ceramics
  • Childrens Programs - Fee
  • Co-ed Water Aerobics
  • Banquet Center & Party Room
  • Planned Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Children's Program
  • Lake Fishing
  • Weekly Dances
  • Beach
  • 4 Playgrounds
  • Creative arts and crafts classes and projects
  • Kids Activities
  • Activities Director
  • Bingo/Card Playing
  • Dancing
  • Volleyball
  • Nightly Outdoor Movie Theatre
  • Field Games
  • Visits with Jellystone Park Characters
  • Paddle Boats
  • Kayak Rentals

Events

  • Blues, Bears & BBQ
    Starts: 08/14/2020 - Ends: 08/16/2020

    Join us this weekend for live music by Downtown Rhythm Kings! There's a weekend of fun and games planned for all ages. Get some good old fashioned BBQ, from our special guest BBQ vendor and of course spend some quality time with the Bears! There's never a dull moment here at the park where lifetime memories are made!

  • Vendor Market Show
    Starts: 08/15/2020 - Ends: 08/15/2020

    A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm.
    Vendor booth space available($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

  • Super Heroes Weekend
    Starts: 08/21/2020 - Ends: 08/23/2020

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Yogi Bear and his friends saving the day here at Jellystone Park! Come join the fun as we celebrate our own super heroes! Dress up as your favorite super hero and attend Super Hero training where you will become an official super hero of Jellystone Park upon completion!
    Sign up early for Yogi Bears Super Hero Paint and Punch Party ($)! Dance the night away under the stars Saturday night to live music!

  • Blast from the Past
    Starts: 08/28/2020 - Ends: 08/30/2020

    Step back in time to eras past and enjoy a weekend of magic and memorabilia! Dig out your fringed vests, bell bottoms, and bowl cuts and channel your inner flower child as we return to the groovy sixties. Dance on Saturday night with groovy tunes brought to you by DJ Twist.

  • Wacky Water Labor Day Weekend
    Starts: 09/04/2020 - Ends: 09/07/2020

    What better way to spend your holiday than right here at Jellystone Park with the Bears! Don't miss the foam dance party with Super Red Hot Karaoke and DJ on the beach, wet hayrides, water balloon launches, giant slip and slide, live band Saturday night and more! It's a wild and wacky weekend of wet fun in the sun!

  • Vendor Market Show
    Starts: 09/06/2020 - Ends: 09/06/2020

    A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm.
    Vendor booth space available($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

  • Glamping with the Grandparents Weekend
    Starts: 09/11/2020 - Ends: 09/13/2020

    Glamorous Camping at its best! Celebrate this Grandparents Day at Jellystone Park making memories with all your loved ones! Sign your team up for the Mini golf competition! Get your ticket early for the Ranger Smith's Paint and Punch Party ($)! Join the Nature Hike, attend one of the free craft demos, and enjoy live music and dancing Saturday night! Kids can paint a plate for their grandparents in the Recreation Center while supplies last.

  • The Big Thank You
    Starts: 09/18/2020 - Ends: 09/20/2020

    It's that time of the year again when we want to shower YOU with thanks for all you do to make Jellystone Park a wonderful place to camp and play! FIREWORKS SHOW Saturday night and 'Problem Child' performs at the dance with giveaways.
    Free amenities all weekend!

  • Cindy Bear Scarecrow Festival
    Starts: 09/25/2020 - Ends: 09/27/2020

    The leaves are turning, the nights are crisp and it's a perfect time for campfires, s'mores and a chili cook-off. Jump on the hayride or join us at the Pie Social. Bring your scare crow supplies and enter your scarecrow in our Scarecrow Decorating Contest to win prizes!
    Dance Saturday night featuring Vinyl Destinations Band.

  • Frightfully Fun Halloween Weekend
    Starts: 10/02/2020 - Ends: 10/04/2020

    Tickle your terror fancy and enter the Haunted Spook Barn on Saturday if you DARE! (Spook Barn entrance included with paid park admission.) Join us for a frightfully fun weekend filled with costume contest, site decorating contest, trick-or-treating, and much more!

  • Haunted Spook Barn
    Starts: 10/03/2020 - Ends: 10/03/2020

    Tickle your terror fancy and enter the Haunted Spook Barn...if you dare! Entrance is included with paid park admission.

  • Frightmare Before Closing
    Starts: 10/09/2020 - Ends: 10/12/2020

    Gravestones, Ghouls and Ghastly Goblins await you in your scream filled travels to our horrifying Haunted Spook Barn. (Spook Bar entrance included with paid park admission.)
    All the thrills and chills of costume contest, site decorating contest, trick-or-treating, Pumpkin Carving Contest, and Jack O'Lantern Jamboree where zombies and witches alike can monster mash the night away!
    Also, vendor show on Sunday.

  • Haunted Spook Barn
    Starts: 10/10/2020 - Ends: 10/10/2020

    Tickle your terror fancy and enter the Haunted Spook Barn...if you dare! Entrance is included with paid park admission.

  • Vendor Market Show
    Starts: 10/11/2020 - Ends: 10/11/2020

    A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm. Vendor booth space available ($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

  • Hibernation Weekend
    Starts: 10/16/2020 - Ends: 10/18/2020

    It's been a superb season here at Jellystone Park! Join us as we have one last blast with the Bears! Ranger Smith is here to help us tuck in our favorite fuzzy friends for their long winter's nap. Pajama Party fun with a DJ Dance featuring Spin1DJ services, Glow Hayride, Trunk or Treating, a trip to the Magical Pumpkin patch and much more!