Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – Golden Valley, NC

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is a camping and vacation destination in Golden Valley, North Carolina. It sits between the larger cities of Asheville and Charlotte.

Jellystone Park - Golden Valley Sign
Entrance Sign

Each Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is unique, and this location may be one of the most unique. It boasts a large lake with many associated attractions, a full-service restaurant, a mini-golf course, an outdoor pool with water playground, and to top it off, a mountain coaster.

Jellystone Golden Valley Yogi
Jellystone Park Golden Valley Yogi Bear

Water Attractions

There are many opportunities for water-related fun at Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Golden Valley. The lake is the center of many of these attractions.

Jellystone Golden Valley Lake
Overview of lake with Wibit obstacle course

A Wibit obstacle course and the ‘ol swimming hole are located at the lake, plus here’s an over-water zipline. The Wibit obstacle course is a fun challenge for kids and adults. Life jackets are required and provided for this slippery and bouncy course.

Jellystone Golden Valley Chess Game
Chess Board at the ‘ol Swimming Hole

On the lake, there’s catch and release fishing, as well as kayaks and paddle boats available for rental. Bring your own fishing supplies or purchase them at the Ranger Station.

Jellystone Golden Valley Boats
Boat Rentals

The water fun continues a bit down the path from the lake. An outdoor pool, water playground with slides, and hot tub are located beside the Camp-Resort store, the Ranger Station.

Jellystone Golden Valley Pool
Outdoor Pool and Water Playground

Dry attractions are also available at the Camp-Resort, including mini-golf and gemstone mining. Golf clubs can be chosen from a cabinet beside the golf course, and the course even lit up for night games.

Jellystone Golden Valley Mini Golf
Mini Golf

In addition to these fun attractions, there’s a gaga pit, arts & crafts, a playground, candy bar bingo, sports courts, laser tag, and a jumping pillow.

Blue Ridge Mountain Coaster

A new addition to Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Golden Valley is the Blue Ridge Mountain Coaster. The coaster is an additional charge to the public and campers, with overnight guests receiving a discount on the public rates.

Jellystone Golden Valley Mountain Coaster
Blue Ridge Mountain Coaster

Rides on the coaster can be purchased at the Ranger Station, the Camp-Resort store. Then, a shuttle takes riders into the mountain to ride the coaster.


Onsite dining is available at the full service restaurant, Scouts’ Table. This restaurant is close to the entrance of the Camp-Resort.

Scout's Table Restaurant
Scouts’ Table Restaurant

The menu includes one price for a main course and three side dishes. There’s also a kid’s menu with a variety of kid-friendly meal choices.

Jellystone Golden Valley - Scout's Table Dinner
Dinner at Scouts’ Table

When dining at Scouts’ table, be sure to check out the beautiful view of the lake from the restaurant’s porch. The restaurant has outdoor seating on the porch, which overlooks the Camp-Resort.

Jellystone Golden Valley Overlook
Jellystone Golden Valley Overlook

More casual dining options are located by the outdoor pool and Ranger Store. The Creekside Café offers some quick meal options, as well as hand-dipped ice cream.

Jellystone Golden Valley Ice Cream
Creekside Café Ice Cream

Lodging Options

The Camp-Resort features a variety of overnight stay options, including treetop cabins, glamping tents, tent sites, RV sites, and larger cabins and lodges.

Jellystone Golden Valley Walkway Cabins
Treetop Cabins

Some of the treetop cabins have a beautiful view of the mountains, while others have a view of the lake.

Glamping Tent

Looking for other Jellystone Camp-Resort Vacation Destinations?

Check out Jellystone Park at Delaware Beaches, Jellystone Park Mill Run, and Jellystone Park Chincoteague Island.

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