Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone ParkTM Chincoteague Island is a camping and vacation destination in Chincoteague Island, Virginia. It is located only a few miles from Assateague Island National Seashore, home of the famous Chincoteague ponies.

Chincoteague Island Ponies
Chincoteague Island Ponies

This camping destination became a Jellystone Park Camp-Resort recently, and features themed weekends, a water park next door, swimming pool, jumping pillow, kayak rentals, and more!

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Sign
Jellystone Park Sign at Entrance

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Accommodations

There are several options for accommodations when staying at Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island. Of course, there is tent camping and rental spaces for RVs. In addition to the traditional options, cabins, rental RVs, and safari tents for glamping are also available.

Jellystone Chincoteague Tent Camping
Jellystone Park Chincoteague Tent Camping

Glamping is a newer concept, where large, furnished tents are provided for the guests. The tents include beds (with mattresses) and electricity. The accommodations are still a bit primitive, so you can get the camping experience without setting up your own tent.

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Glamping
Jellystone Park Safari Tent

A safari tent could be a good way to slowly introduce your child to regular tent camping. The glamping tents looked very cute and comfy and include two double beds and a futon.

For accommodations without bathrooms, the resort has bathhouses open 24/7. Since we were in a deluxe cabin we had our own bathroom inside the cabin, but I peeked in the bathrooms. They looked nice and well maintained.

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Comfort Station
Jellystone Park Comfort Station


A few types of cabins are available to choose at the resort. Deluxe cabins include two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed, while the other has bunk beds.

Main bedroom in a Deluxe Cabin
Main bedroom in a Deluxe Cabin

The cabin also features pretty much a full kitchen, as some of the cabins have a full stove and others have two burners. Two TVs are in the cabin, one in the living area and one in the master bedroom.

There’s a kitchen table and a sofa. Linens are provided for the bedrooms, and towels are provided for the bathroom.

Chincoteague Island KOA Deluxe Cabin
Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Deluxe Cabin

My favorite feature of the cabins was the screened porch. It is a great place to enjoy the sights and sounds of the resort, while being protected from the sun and bugs.

KOA Camping cabin with picnic table
Island Bungalows with Picnic Table

Each deluxe cabin also has a patio with table and chairs, a charcoal grill, and some cabins have a chimenea. Island Bungalows, pictured above, have picnic tables.

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Cabin
Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Deluxe Cabin


Activities are available each day in the Activity Center located in the same building as the Ranger Station and Welcome Center. Each weekend has a theme, and the activities are centered around that theme. When we visited there was painting, glitter tattoos, and make-your-own journal.

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Activities
Glitter Tattoo Activity

There’s also a kid’s club when parents can drop off their kids for supervised fun during certain hours of the morning and early afternoon. Evenings at the Camp-Resort can feature live music, water gun battles, games, and more.


For kids, there’s a playground with swings, and slides close to the entrance of the resort. Another favorite attraction is the large jumping pillow located beside the playground.

Chincoteague Island KOA Playground
Jellystone Park Chincoteague Playground

The resort also has a swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by shade umbrellas and chairs. It’s close to the Ranger Station, so restrooms are nearby. The pool is approximately three feet deep to six feet deep.

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Pool

Bikes, kayaks, and golf carts are available to rent at the resort. The golf carts must be driven by someone 16 years or older. They are a great way to get around the large resort.

A beautiful dock sits along the water and is the kayak launch site. The water is also surrounded by picnic tables and a large firepit.

Chincoteague Island KOA Dock
Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Resort Dock

We often walked out onto the dock to enjoy the view of the water and the Assateague lighthouse. Tent spaces are available along this area, and they have an amazing view.

Chincoteague Island KOA Dock
Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Lighthouse View

Of course, a highlight of a Chincoteague Island vacation is a trip to the water park. A short walk from the resort, Maui Jack’s water park includes three body slides, two speed slides, a lazy river and a kiddie slide and splash structure.

Maui Jack's Water Park
Maui Jack’s Water Park

Food and Restaurants

Onsite, Keko’s Bar and Grill is available for adult beverages, snacks, pizza, and more. It’s attached to the water park, but admission to the water park is not required to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the beach games and atmosphere.

Keko's Bar and Grill
Keko’s Bar and Grill

Chincoteague Island has a wide variety of eateries. While a few traditional restaurants dot the main road through town, food trucks and laid back causal eateries are more of a staple in town.

Pico Taqueria
Pico Taqueria

Eating at picnic tables with your feet in the sand is typical in Chincoteague Island. Several food trucks line the main road right beside Jellystone Park. The atmosphere and decor is very unique and inviting.

Woody's Beach BBQ
Woody’s Beach BBQ

Tips for Visiting Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island

  • If you’d like to rent a golf cart for transportation around the resort, be sure to reserve it ahead of time. The golf carts are popular, and the selection is limited.
  • Explore the food truck and eatery options on the island. Tacos, BBQ, and Build Your Own Cookie are some favorites.
  • Bring ingredients for s’mores, cause there’s plenty of opportunities to indulge in this camping treat.
  • If you have a 4th grader in your family, get a Every Kid Outdoors pass which will cover the entrance fee to Assateague Island National Seashore.
  • The Assateague Island lighthouse has limited hours, so check their website before venturing down the path. It’s not a long walk to the lighthouse from the parking lot, but bring bug spray.
  • Scooters or buggies are available from rental places along the main road, and it makes for a fun mode of transportation around the island.

Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island Discount

Check out this discount provided for Been There Done That with Kids readers by Jellystone Park.

The discount is 15% off a 3 night stay or longer at Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island during 2023 season // Use the Code: 23BNTHERE

T&C: Three (3) night stay or longer required. Reservations required. New reservations only. Subject to standard policies, including site deposits. Subject to availability at time of booking. Not valid with other discounts or promotions. Blackout dates apply. Other terms and conditions may apply.

Sponsored posted – Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island hosted us. All opinions are my own.

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