Planning your vacation to Jellystone Park™ in Luray, Virginia? Let us help you! There’s tons to discover — from splashing the day away at the Water Zone to playing mini golf or mining for gems — the hours in a day at Jellystone Park™ can seem fleeting. With our helpful tips below, you can take advantage of everything that our Camp-Resort has to offer, without missing a thing!


The big day is finally here! The car’s packed up, the RV is ready to go, and the kids can’t stop asking “are we there yet?” It’s check-in time (3PM for campsite guests & 4PM for cabin guests), and you can’t wait to explore! What will you choose to do first?

Tip 1: Once you get settled into your cabin or campsite, take a look at the Camp-Resort map to familiarize yourself with the locations of all our activities, amenities, and facilities. This will help when one person in the fam wants to take a swing at mini golf, but everyone else wants to check out the hiking trails. You can also take a casual cruise around the Camp-Resort in a golf cart (available to rent), on your bike, or for our walking enthusiasts – by foot.


After a restful night of sleep, your crew is ready to explore! During breakfast (a necessity to fueling your crew for a fun-filled day), we recommend checking out your activities schedule. From arts & crafts and hugs from Yogi Bear™, to water balloon battles & foam parties, there’s an exciting themed activity to discover throughout the whole day. Pick a few that your group can enjoy together, or let your kids choose their favorite! After some planned activities, take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.

Tip 2: Make sure to download campersAPP upon arrival so you can have the activities schedule handy on your device while at the Camp-Resort. With the app, you can also receive event reminders via text message! To get started, simply scan the code below with your camera app!


There’s more to discover! Start your day with a friendly game of basketball, Gaga Ball, or horseshoes! You’ll work up an appetite, so once you smoke your opponent, head over to Nathan’s Famous™ for a delicious hot dog, burger, or frozen treat. Staying in the summer? The Water Zone, pools, and water slides are conveniently located near Nathan’s. Who’s ready to make a splash?!

Tip 3: Our Water Zone, pools, and water slides open May 1st. If you’re staying when they’re open, choose to up your relaxation game with a pool cabana rental. With comfy patio furniture, a ceiling fan, TV with cable, and more, they’re the ideal spot to spend the afternoon.


It’s time to pack in everything else! Mini golf, gem mining, pedal boats, jumping pillows, Gaga Ball, playgrounds (with new freestanding zip line), fishing at the lake, nature trails, and more! Make a plan in the morning so you can do it all!

Tip 4: While there’s loads of activities to enjoy during your stay, we believe that the best vacation is one that allows you to relax and enjoy time spent with family and friends. Gather around the campfire, or take a family photo at The Lodge look-out point to remember your BEST VACATION EVER!

*Photo by NPS is licensed under CC BY 2.0


After one more hug from Yogi Bear™, it’s time to pack up and leave your new favorite home away from home. But don’t fret, campers! We hope to see y’all again in the near future, where we know even more lasting memories will be made. During check-out, you can even choose to book your next stay on the spot – up to a year in advance. See y’all later!

Tip 5: Take time to enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain scenery on your trip home. Shenandoah National Park is a great spot to stop to check out the views or stretch your legs with a quick hike!

*Some activities & amenities are limited to weekends only during non-peak season (April 3rd – June 11th & August 24th – November 29th).