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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Camp-Resort features a variety of overnight stay options, including treetop cabins, glamping tents, tent sites, RV sites, and larger cabins and lodges.
Some of the treetop cabins have a beautiful view of the mountains, while others have a view of the lake.