Camping is one of America's most beloved pastimes, followed closely by playing baseball, going to drive-in movies, and teaching bald eagles to vote. Ratify your wish for recreation with today’s Groupon to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Marion. Choose from the following options:
- For $125, you get a VIP summer pass for a family of four (a $250 value).
- For $50, you get a VIP summer pass for an individual (a $100 value).
- For $15, you get a VIP one-day pass for two (a $30 value).
Marion's Jellystone Park presents a 64-acre smorgasbord of sun- and surf-drenched summertime fun to single-day trippers and oft-returning fanatic families. The anthropomorphic ursidae's amenities include a 300-foot triple-loop waterslide, a splash pool filled with 100,000 gallons of Jello base medium, and Ranger Smith's 18-hole mini-golf course, where especially challenging challenges lurk on holes 9 and 18. Limb-powered paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks traverse Lake Yogi's scenic five acres, and land legs are restored on the 18-hole mini golf course.
VIP admission includes access to the waterslide, pool, mini golf, and boats, but not fishing, basketball, horseshoes, or shuffleboard. The summer season lasts from May 14 to September 17. Park hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call to check waterslide availability.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park surrounds a 5-acre lake with a constellation of camping stations and activity centers. The Garcia family graciously plays host to guests who careen down the twists and turns of the park's 300-foot waterslide, play mini golf, or cast lines into the lake to catch waiting fish. Along with opportunities to connect with nature and name every tree after their fathers, the Garcias furnish visitors with space to set up tents, pop-ups, and RVs, or stay in the ground's own rough-hewn cabins. They also provide showers and laundry facilities to help campers maintain ties with civilization. The family becomes especially excited when pointing guests in the direction of North Carolina's Chimney Rock or Grandfather Mountain for hikes and breathless sightseeing adventures.