Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Guadalupe River Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 9.8

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Review and Rating of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Guadalupe River

Located about 2 miles from downtown Kerrville, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Guadalupe River is about as close as it comes to getting a perfect rating of 10. This peaceful, clean and very well maintained park is on 72 acres with 300 feet along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.  Some of what makes this one of the best RV parks in Texas are variety of campsites and cabins, lots of excelllent amenities, and a very friendly and helpful staff that is dedicated to making your stay fun and enjoyable.

With paved streets, level sites, and immaculate cabins, Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River is the perfect getaway for your family. Not to mention all the amenities and activities available to keep you and your family entertained all day long.

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Guadalupe River has over 300 yards of Guadalupe River frontage, which means you have excellent access to the river for activities such as wading or fishing. If you are into chilling or relaxing with a good book, any of the swings facing the river under the oak trees are perfect.

The park has 202 sites that are a mixture of level and shaded pull through and back-in sites in a variety of different settings. Some of the sites are close to the river, while others are closer to the Water Zone and other park amenities. Many of the sites are in side-by-side rows like most RV parks. However, the side-by-side sites are better landscaped and a little more spacious than what you will find in most other parks. What makes Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River unique and different from most other parks are the trees, variety of sites, paved roads and level sites with picnic tables, full hookups (50 AMP),  and more. There are also sites that are long enough to accommodate larger rigs.  You can find a site that's up to 14 to 30 feet wide and 50 to 60 feet long.  The vast majority of the sites are perfectly level, the hook-ups are conveniently located, and each site has a picnic table.   You can also find some sites that are shaded with big trees and some landscaping or some sites that are open to the sun. 

In addition to some very good RV sites, Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River has 46 cabins, some of which are riverfront with great views and access to the river and others that are spread throughout the park including some across the street from the water park and pools. The cabins well maintained, extremely clean and can accommodate sleeping between 4-12 people. Whether you’re looking for a cabin with a full kitchen, full bathroom, loft area, 2 bedrooms, a covered patio, or more, Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River has something to fit your family’s needs. 

On a recent to Jellystone we stayed in one of the Hill Country cabins facing the Guadalupe River and across the street from the Saloon.  Our cabin slept 2 in a loft upstairs overlooking the living area, 2 people in bunk beds, and 2 in a bedroom with a double bed.  A full bathroom and kitchen (4 burner gas stove, full refrigerator, utensils and pots and pans, coffee maker and more), a living room with a leather couch, table and 4 chairs, and a flat screen TV plus free internet.  Outside was a picnic table, fire pit, grill and patio facing the river with 4 chairs and a table - great place for a cocktail or coffee.  Sheets and linens are not provided but are available for rent.

Some of the other amenities include:

  • A huge camp store where you can pick up groceries, firewood, ice, Yogi Bear™ souvenirs and more
  • The Cartoon Café which serves a variety of tasty meals such as burgers and nachos
  • The clubhouse which includes a fireplace, restrooms & showers, and a library
  • Two laundry facilities with coin-operated machines, as well as ironing boards and irons
  • A fitness center with treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and more
  • Wood Fired Pizza oven that serves up some great pizza just outside a fantastic saloon with a big patio
  • Amphitheater which is perfect for outdoor movies or music

Part of what makes Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River an outstanding park is all the fun things to do within the park. For example:

  • Yogi Bear’s Water Zone with slides, water cannons, fountains, and more
  • Two outdoor pools and a heated indoor pool with hot tub and sauna)
  • An arcade with lots of games
  • Jump pad, Lazer Tag, Mini golf, Gaga Ball pits, and  Gem mining
  • Two playgrounds and an indoor arcade
  • Full sand volleyball court, full basketball court, and horseshoe pits
  • Rental pedal bikes and golf carts
  • Bark Parks for all the furry 4 legged campers

Throughout the year, Jellystone Guadalupe River has several different events and activities, some of which include:  Wet Hey Hey Ride - a hey ride through the park where the riders have water guns and the camper use hoses to spray the riders; outside movies; arts and crafts; Candy Bar Bingo; build and launch a rocket; and lots more. There also some adult activities like women's lunches; karoake; mini golf and horseshoe tourniments.

For all the adult campers, Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River also has a saloon – the River Rock Saloon. Located next to the recreation center, the River Rock Saloon is the perfect place for adults to relax after a long, fun-filled day at the park. have a drink, or socialize on the patio.

After a weekend here your kids are going to love and pester you about coming back again.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

When staying at Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River, we'll spend time: enjoying the river; playing some rounds of competitive games of washers or horseshoespool and volleyball if we can round up enough people, or enjoying the water park and pools.  And then head to the River Rock Saloon for some pizza and a cold drink.

A fun way to spend a few hours in Kerrville is to rent a kayak or canoe from Kerrville Kayak and Canoe and enjoy the Guadalupe River.

We also enjoy a round of golf at Scott Schreiner Municipal Golf Course in Kerrville or Tapatio Springs in Boerne. See this Kerrville Golf Map to find some courses and read our reviews of the courses.

For nightlife, we enjoy the country bands and dancing at Inn of the Hills. And of course we always head over to the park's River Rock Saloon for a cold beer, good friends, and music - and no need to worry about driving home.

We can't leave town without having an excellent dinner on the outdoor patio overlooking the Guadalupe River at 1011 Bistro. Every table has an excellent view of the river though floor to ceiling windows, but you can't beat sitting outside on the balcony just above the river and enjoying a great meal of anything from steaks, to rack of lamb, to sea bass.  Don't leave without enjoying one of the desserts like the delicious creme brulee.  Service is excellent.  

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Cool Nearby Activities:


If for some reason you get bored with things to do in the park, or you need to shop, golf, or eat some good food, than you have plenty of choices when you stay at Guadalupe River RV Park. Here are some of Texas Outside's favorite things to do:

  • cruise along scenic highway 1340 out of Hunt which follows the Guadalupe river though some very pretty countryside - first stop is to shop the Old Ingram Loop, then lunch in Hunt, then check out the Texas Stonehenge II (and wonder why in the world someone built it), and drive the very scenic road along the Guadalupe River (make sure you stop and enjoy the river)
  • if you like James Avery jewelry, than stop by their campus
  • go horseback ridding at Y.O. Ranch or Mo-Ranch - also try the ropes course at Mo-Ranch
  • check out downtown Kerrville for the shops, museums, and restaurants
  • plan on attending the Kerrville Folk Festival in May/June each year for some fantastic music
  • take the mountain bikes to ride the novice to intermediate trails at Kerrville-Schreiner State Park and then rent a tube at the park and tube the Guadalupe
  • explore nearby Fredericksburg, Boerne, or Comfort for great antique shopping, good restaurants, and some excellent attractions
  • there are some great road bike routes and some fantastic mountain bike trails (Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera, Kelly Creek Ranch in Ingram, or Flat Rock Ranch in Comfort) if you want something a little tougher than Kerrville-Schreiner State Park

If you are a golfer you have lots of outstanding choices - check out Texas Outside's Kerrville Golf Coures to find some courses, course reviews, and other golf related information. Our favorite courses is Tapatio Springs in Bourne or the private Commanche Trace which has 3 great nine hole courses in Kerrville.

You are also close to Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Boerne, and Comfort - all of which have great quaint antique shops, good restaurants, and fun things to see and do. Check Discover Texas to find out more about what to see and do in the area.

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: RV sites 29,45, and 147; any of the riverfront cabins like HC5 or YB 43

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more

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