Review and Rating of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp Resort Hill Country - Canyon Lake, TX
Wow, what a spectacular park that's perfect for young families looking for a getaway loaded with lots of fun things to see and do as well as seasonal events and activities for the kids. Jellystone Hill Country has a wide variety of sites for tents or RVs as well as several cabins that sleep 4 to 16 people.
The Resort is a block off of FM 306 which means you have excellent access to exploring the area (Greune, New Braunfels, Blanco, Canyon Lake, San Antonio, and more) and several fun things to do ranging from caves to zip lines.
The Jellystone Hill Country Resort is nestled under lots of trees on 27 acres of gently rolling hill country terrain. The roads are paved throughout the Resort and wide enough for big rigs to easily get into a site. Unlike other RV parks, Jellystone only allows extended stays for monthly renters, full-timers, or winter Texans from November to February.
The Resort is very clean and well maintained and safe with a gated entrance. The staff is experienced, knowledgable about the area, and out to make sure that you have an enjoyable stay. And your pet can enjoy a pet friendly campsite or cabin.
Some of the reasons why we think you need to plan a visit to Jellystone Park Resort Hill Country include:
If you're camping with a tent, there are 34 tent sites of which are under the trees, have water and electricity (8 rustic sites don't have water or electric) a grill, fire pit, and picnic table.
For RVers you have several decisions to make - do you want a back-in or pull through, do you want to be close to the pool and other amenities or under the trees and more isolated. There are 14 Red Carpet RV Sites all of which have long concrete parking pads, a concrete pad with a picnic table, 30 and 50 AMP service, water, sewer, a fire pit, and grill. These sites are much wider and longer than the typical pull through sites in other RV parks. Most of the Premium Sites are treeless but number 53 has a big shade tree. The hook-ups are located toward the middle of the site, making for an easy hook-up.
The other 64 sites include 56 Premium back-in RV sites plus 8 Premium RV sites that are pull-through - some of the sites have concrete level parking pads and others have packed dirt/gravel pads. The majority of these Red Carpet RV sites are under the trees and well shaded. All have water and electric, sewer hook-ups, picnic table, grill, and fire pit.
One of the things we like about all of the RV sites is that they aren't packed in close together like most RV parks and there are no full-timers taking up a lot of the sites. Jellystone Hill Country has a very open, safe, and comfortable feel to it, similar to most Texas State Parks.
I've never visited an RV park with such a wide variety of lodging opens for those who don't want to camp or are joining friends with an RV. All of the cabins have heating and AC, full bathroom, a variety of sleeping options (queen bed, bunks, loft, futon, or bunk beds), table and chairs, TV with cable, picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire ring. Jellystone Hill Country offers:
For a small fee, you can rent a golf cart, pedal cart, or six-person pedal cart, a hammock, linens, or a private cabana at the pool. A local tubing company will pick you up, take you and a tube to the river, and bring you back to the Park ($) after a fun few hours floating the Guadalupe. Lone Star Retreat is available for rent for large get-togethers, family reunions, or birthday celebrations.
And there is more - scavenger hunts, arts & crafts ($), movies, and special events like Easter Extravaganza or Blast Off To Space Weekend.
It's impossible to get bored during your stay at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Hill Country!
We visited Jellystone Park in early April for the first time and we enjoyed a round of disc golf, a stay in one of the Hill Country Cabins, a golf cart rental to check out the park, and a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub.
We had a good lunch at Baja BBQ Shack overlooking a marina (which has boat rentals) on Canyon Lake, a pretty good dinner at Silver Sage, a delicious breakfast at Granny D's, and a wonderful lunch at Wildflower in Sadler.
We love the Canyon Lake area and visited the area several times for live music at White Water Amphitheater, tubing and enjoying the Guadalupe, boating and enjoying Canyon Lake, golf at Canyon Lake Golf Course (read our review of Canyon Lake Golf Course), dining at several good restaurants, and checking out the local fun bars.
As I mentioned one of the reasons we love Jellystone Hill Country is because it's located close to lots of fun things to see and do. Some of our favorites include:
Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on: