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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Akron/Can

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Akron/Can

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park has 200 RV sites—70 of which are seasonal—and 17 lodging accommodations that visitors can reserve. During patrons' stay at the campground, an array of on-site activities are provided for people to undertake. The park is primarily known for its sizable swimming pool that is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Themed weekends are held every week throughout the summer as well as crafts and activities for a younger demographic. The park also offers 15 rental golf carts, which tend to be fairly popular among campers. Although Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is considered a destination for visitors, the local area that surrounds the park also features a few shopping districts and restaurants that draw a number of people to Hartville and North Canton.


Located in the northeastern region of Ohio, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park encompasses 30 to 40 acres of land on the outskirts of Uniontown. A wide range of lodging accommodations and sites are offered at the property, as 200 RV sites (including 70 seasonal sites), 14 cabins, 6 designated tent sites, 2 glamping tents, and 1 group lodge are available for visitors to occupy. While the layout of each cabin varies, all 14 of these accommodations are equipped with a full bathroom, a private queen bedroom, kitchen appliances, and cookware. Three of the cabins sleep up to four people, and the remaining eleven can sleep up to six guests. Those who stay in the glamping tents have access to water and electricity. As for the group lodge, this particular unit is fairly large, as up to 12 people can be accommodated. The lodge has a living room area and two full bathrooms. With regard to the RV sites, every space has full hookups, and it should also be noted that these sites are ranked in different tiers; for example, the Premier sites are the highest degree due to the higher quantity of amenities that these spaces offer. Regardless of which type of site guests stay in, a charcoal grill, fire pit, and picnic table are provided in all of them. 

In addition to the accommodations, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park has several other features on the grounds, including a snack bar called The Picnic Basket, the park's main office—which contains a camp store—and various activities. The on-site store primarily sells souvenirs, camping supplies, and small grocery items. Outside the park's office adjacent to The Picnic Basket, visitors can lounge in a seating area with tables and enjoy the food from the snack bar, which offers pizza, hotdogs, nachos, ice cream, and homemade rootbeer, among other items. Guests should also be aware that there are two shower houses, one of which is found in the lower campground while the other is located in the upper campground. There is also a laundry facility that is open for patrons to use. 

Over the course of visitors' stays, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park provides numerous on-site activities, with one of the most notable being the half-a-million-gallon swimming pool. A 144-foot water slide, an inflatable obstacle course, and a diving well comprise features of the pool. Moreover, the pool is open to the general public for six days each week, and on Saturdays, the pool is exclusively open to campers and season pass holders. Aside from the swimming pool, campers can also play at the 18-hole mini golf course, basketball court, playground, rope climbing tower, remote control car track, jumping pad, gaga ball, bicycle track, and slides. The golf course is adorned with two waterfalls and a man-made stream with ponds around it. Oftentimes, the park's recreation department hosts activities, crafts, and games throughout the day that cater to children. Kids can engage in ceramic painting, tie-dye T-shirts, gem mining, fire truck rides, wagon rides, barrel train rides, and parades on holidays. Throughout the summer, themed weekends are hosted periodically, which visitors can learn more about on the property's website.

Although Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park serves as an attraction in and of itself, there are a considerable number of destinations beyond the park that guests can visit during their stay as well. The property is located about a ten-minute drive from North Canton, which is a bigger city in the vicinity. One of the staff members of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park mentions that the park is in fairly close proximity to Hartville, and he notes that this city is "known for its hardware store, as it is the biggest in the country." The staff of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park observes that a fair amount of people tend to visit the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Concerning the nearby dining options, a few restaurants that the staff recommend to their guests are Hartville Kitchen, Grinders Above & Beyond, and Carlo's Trattoria.


The owners and staff of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park want their visitors to feel relaxed and welcome over the course of their stay. A staff member remarks, "While [guests] are here, we try to be inclusive with everything that they would need." Overall, the goal of the property is to be a kid-oriented campground and to provide "plenty of things for children to do," as stated by one of the employees. The staff makes an effort to interact with visitors frequently. "Just about anywhere we go in the park, we're interacting with our guests," a staff member explains. 

Those who stay at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park are expected to conform to the park's guidelines during their stay. The owners and staff mainly want to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere, which would require visitors to adhere to the guidelines that pertain to restrictions on alcohol, the five-mile-per-hour speed limit, and keeping noise to a minimum out of respect to the occupants of other sites. Quiet hours are enforced every night from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Furthermore, smoking is prohibited inside any of the cabins, and the staff encourages people to "smoke on the edge of the grounds, if not on the grounds at all." In terms of pet policies, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is a pet-friendly establishment. However, pets are prohibited from staying inside the cabins. Visitors staying in the tent and RV sites are welcome to bring their pets, provided that they take responsibility for cleaning up after them.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is open from the first Friday of May to the third Sunday of October. A staff member of the property observes that the peak season for the park most commonly occurs when the pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. While the park's activities are catered more to the age group of roughly 6 to 12, the campground does not have any age restrictions for visitors who want to stay there. The majority of activities, however, aim to satisfy all ages but are geared more toward younger kids. One former patron commented on this element of the property in a review, as they stated, "There were things to do for all ages. It was a good balance between camping and having activities."


What is now known as Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park originally began as a mini golf course and a pool in 1947. As visitors wanted to stay overnight at the site, the attraction gradually developed into a campground. The park was initially called Clearwater Park, which is now presently the name of the on-site swimming pool. Hoke Hostetler, the original owner, was the sole proprietor for over 50 years. The current owners of the establishment are the second owners of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, and they have owned the property for about 20 years. One particularly notable update that the present owners made to the park is the addition of a new mini golf course. A staff member of the park mentions that their favorite part of the job is "meeting the people."

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12712 Hoover Ave NW
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
United States



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Hoke Hostetler

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