When a troupe of disco dancers set out to explore America's wildernesses in the 1970s, they had to waterproof polyester tents with pomade, start fires with mood rings, and refill swimming pools with waterbed sap. Wander the woods with modern panache with today's deal: for $20, you get two full-day recreation passes to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Robert (a $40 value). Children younger than 3 are admitted for free.
Although the tranquil, woodsy surroundings give a sense of "roughing it," Jellystone Park's swimming pools, sport courts, and outdoor-recreation activities foster a more contemporary version summer fun. Two full-day recreation passes enable patrons to experience BooBoo's Fun in the Sun, Day in the Park (a $20 value/person) with access to a plethora of park amenities, including spaces for volleyball, basketball, and baseball. Visitors can float in the pool or grab one of the park's canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats to explore the lake or stage small-scale riverboat casino operations. Miniature golf putting practice will increase players' confidence, and flinging horseshoes may increase finesse when throwing human shoes during the upcoming family-reunion season.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
In a fun twist on traditional campgrounds, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park supplies visitors with amenities and creature comforts such as WiFi and a video arcade. Two swimming pools and two fishing lakes can be found on campus along with playgrounds, a baseball field, and a basketball court. There are 12 types of cabin that come with kitchens, beds, heat, and air conditioning or 374 campsites and RV sites that can accommodate those traveling via saddled wooly mammoth. When not fishing the nearby lakes, families can board a canoe, kayak, or paddleboat for a leisurely float under the sun. After picnicking beneath the trees or relaxing poolside, guests can challenge each other to a game of mini golf or take a tractor-pulled hayride. Onsite laundry facilities ensure clean clothes, and seasonal activities keep kids occupied.