Review and Rating of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas
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 is a wide variety of campsites and cabins, lots of excellent 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. Be prepared, you're going to have a hard time getting your kids to leave Jellystone thanks to all the fun things for them to do! The good news is that they will jump for joy when you say "we'll be back!"
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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, paddling, 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 over 150 RV sites with six unique RV site types - Red Carpet Riverfront (back-in), Preferred RV Sites (pull-through), Deluxe RV Sites (pull-through), Premium RV Sites (pull-through), Basic RV Sites (pull-through and back-in), and Red Carpet RV Sites (pull-through). All of the sites are level and the more expensive sites have concrete parking pads, a picnic table on a concrete picnic table pad, a nice stone fire pit, and a good BBQ grill. Other sites have a fire ring, picnic table, and grill. The sites are a mixture of level and shaded pull-through and back-in sites in a variety of different settings. Some of the sites have 30 AMP only but most have both 30 and 50 AMP. The water, sewer, cable TV, and electrical hookups are toward the middle and should be easy to hook up for all types of RVs. You can learn more about the site types by clicking on this campsites link.
Some of the sites are close to the river, while others are closer to the Water Zone, pools, and other park amenities. All 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. Some sites are partially to fully shaded while others are open. 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 roads through Jellystone are paved and wide enough that big rigs shouldn't have any trouble getting into their site. Monthly and full-time RVers have a separate section at one end of the Park.
In addition to some very good RV sites, Jellystone Park Guadalupe River has over 80 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. There are a variety of seven different cabin types, ranging from cute pastel-colored tiny homes that sleep up to 5 to Boo Boo Riverfront Bungalows that sleep 8 to the Ranger's Retreat that will sleep up to 12 and has a hot tub. The cabins are well maintained, clean, and heated and air-conditioned. Whether you’re looking for a cabin with a full kitchen, full bathroom, loft area or bunk beds, 2 bedrooms, a covered patio, or more, Jellystone Park Guadalupe River has something to fit your family’s needs. You'll find more information about Jellystone Guadalupe's cabins on their Cabin Page.
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 queen. 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 - a great place for a cocktail or coffee. Sheets and linens are not provided but are available for rent.
Some of the other amenities at Jellystone Guadalupe River include:
Part of what makes Jellystone Park Guadalupe River an outstanding park is all the fun things to do within the park. For example:
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 campers use hoses to spray the riders; live music; arts and crafts; scavenger hunts, fishing, Candy Bar Bingo; build and launch a rocket; and lots more. There also some adult activities like karaoke; mini-golf and horseshoe tournaments.
For all the adult campers, Jellystone Park Guadalupe River also has a saloon – the River Rock Pub & Pizzeria. 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, or enjoy a good pizza.
After a weekend here your kids are going to love and pester you about coming back again.
When we stay at Jellystone Park Guadalupe River, we'll spend time: enjoying the river; playing some rounds of competitive games of washers or horseshoes; and having fun at 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 golf 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 Pub & Pizzeria 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 from 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 a rack of lamb, to sea bass. Don't leave without enjoying one of the desserts like the delicious creme brulee. The service is excellent.
If we have our bikes, Kerrville has lots of excellent bike trails - some of our favorites are in Kerrville Schreiner Park.
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, then you have plenty of choices when you stay at Guadalupe River RV Park. Here are some of Texas Outside's favorite things to do:
If you are a golfer you have lots of outstanding choices - check out Texas Outside's Kerrville Golf Courses to find some courses, course reviews, and other golf-related information. Our favorite courses are 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.
Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on: