July 15, 2003
The cabins border the park and are available in two sizes. One room cabins can sleep four and two room cabins can sleep six. After seeing the cabins I do not think I would ever rent one. They appear very small and their location is near the bathrooms and pool so it is in a bit of a noisy area. There are also two types of trailers available to rent. There were many trailers at the park and I am not sure which ones people brought and which one were rentable through the park. I love my tent, but might consider renting a trailer during the fall season when it sometimes gets cold in Illinois. It might be interesting to checkout what it’s like to camp in a trailer without having to rent, buy or drive your own RV.
Standard amenities at the park include two heated pools, kiddie pools and hot tub, a large field set up with volleyball courts and horseshoe pits, a Ranger Station which is a general store and snack bar, super clean restrooms with showers, a miniature golf course, game room, hay wagon rides, surround sound movies and cartoons at Yogi Theater, and a Laundromat. Other niceties include being able to purchase firewood and ice from the nearby store and having fresh made pizza delivered right to your site. Camping at Jellystone ensures weekend which is fun for everyone. With all the activities and amenities it also makes it an easy weekend for the parents.
Nightly rates are $40 for a primitive site, $45.75 for water and electric, and $48 for water, sewer and electric. Additional rates are charged for bringing pets, additional cars, day visitors, extra tents, etc. but these fees do not seem strictly enforced. One-room cabins are $82 while two-room cabins are $102 per night. The trailers range from $135 to $160 per night. Check-in time is at 4pm and visitors must checkout by 3pm.
From journal Camping at Jellystone