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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort at Barton Lake
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“Horrible Traffic Noise!!!! Beware of where your site is!!!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Our site was #585....horrible traffic noise. Just a few feet away from Toll Road. Yes, it was a nice big site, and not too far from the pool...but there was nothing relaxing about this campsite. In order to drown out the noise to sleep at night we had to keep our air conditioning on. Thank goodness we have A/C in our RV. On the bright side, our kids did not seem effected by the noise pollution. The amenities did make up for the bad site however. There are 4 pools! and a splash park. Also, there are water slides. They cost $10/day per person, or $25 per stay per person. There are three slides. My husband and daughter were hurt on the second and third slide. I would recommend sticking to slide #1, otherwise you are risking an injury. We loved the paved roads, nice to bike on. It is a slow go community, and seemed pretty safe to let the kids ride on around the campground. There are also swimming ponds, a lake, cafe, arcade, mining, nice camp store and family bingo! It is actually a great Jellystone, we would consider going back, but would only go if we could guarantee a campsite far from the Toll Road.

Room Tip: Stay away from sites near the Toll Road!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Our entire family loves this campground! Great activities for the entire family, lake for swimming, fishing, boat rentals. Pools one indoor and three outdoor, water slides, playgrounds, etc. We stay here 2-3 times per year and enjoy our stay every time. This summer a mistake was made for our daughters birthday. Yogi was supposed to come to our campsite on her birthday, somehow she was missed. Normally a birthday party includes one bear and a gift. After being notified of the missed birthday girl not only were we not charged but all three bears plus Ranger Smith showed up at our campsite! Excellent customer service. I agree with another review that the water does have a smell, it has a lot of iron in it, I do not feel it is that strong and it definitely does not keep us from going there. We have a water filter on our camper that hooks up to the water hookup, this filters out the excess iron and completely gets rid of the smell. I have noticed many campers at this campground with these filters. Some sites are very close to the freeway and it can be loud, especially in the fall when the leaves are off the trees. The freeway is south of the campground.

Room Tip: The 600 sites are close to the water slides and seem to have less of the freeway noise. If you are l...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We haven't been here for a few years, but we have been here several times prior to that. This is a NICE and HUGE campground. If you have kids, once you are there, there's no reason to even leave the campground.

They have several pools--indoor and outdoor and a huge water playground. This campground is on Barton Lake--you can rent paddle or row boats. They have mini golf. They have waterslides. They have all-day activities/crafts for the kids. They have a large store and a snack bar, etc.

If you don't have an RV or tent, you could rent a cabin. They have basic bare-bones cabins to very nice big cabins.

This campground is very large, and if you are able to bring your bikes along, I would recommend that. They do have bike rentals here too though.

We had many happy memories at this campground. We have been to several Jellystone campgrounds, but this is by far the best one we've been to.

This isn't rustic at all. It's very clean, open and family-oriented. I definitely recommend it for a fun/affordable get-away for your family. Young kids will especially enjoy seeing Yogi, Cindy and Boo Boo, and they will get the chance for photo opportunities with them.

Room Tip: *Take a bike if you can---will make getting around the park to activities much easier.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Midwest
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We just returned today from a quick 2 night stay. I have been coming to Jellystone since I was a kid (1970's). It was called Barton Lake back then. We took our kids in the '80's and '90's and this time it was a 3 generation trip with our now grown children and our grandchildren. This place just keeps getting better and better!! We stayed in site 614 and it was full hook-up with a cement pad and plenty of room. Close to the nicest, newest playground which is next door to the pools and water park. The newest bathroom was at the end of our row. We didn't use it, but our daughter and son in law who come here often, say that it is the nicest and they will walk across the entire park to use it. When you drive into the registration building parking lot, you know you're at a nice place. It's a Disney-like attractive building and immpectably groomed grounds. The staff is quick, helpful and very, very friendly. There is a guide waiting to lead you by golf cart to your site and to help or answer any questions. Most sites are pull-through and have lots of plush grass and a tree or two. There are 4 pools; a family pool, a sports pool, a quiet pool and an indoor pool. There's a big water play area for the little ones, 2 big bouncing pillows; one for 6 and under, one for over 6 which is obviously nice for saftey reasons. There are also 2 water slides (extra charge) and many, many other activities. We rented pedal bikes and had a really nice time at family bingo. See their website for all the fun activities. This is a really nice place. It's clean and the staff is friendly. We've camped in many places and only the Fort Wilderness resort at Walt Disney World is as nice as Jellystone!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We recently stayed at the Jellystone in Fremont, Indiana. We have stayed at a few Jellystones before. Our daughter loves them! This was a large park with a lot of activities. The pools and water park were fabulous! The Jumping pillow, magic show, train ride and Yogi Bear sightings all thrilled the kids. We stayed with friends and so had a camper and tent on the site. There was plenty of room. My only concern was that the fire pit felt like it was on our neighbors site. This should be positioned differently. Other than that the facilities were clean and the activities superb. We even managed to arrange a visit from the bears to our campsite for our daughters birthday. All three bears and Ranger Smith came.. completely made her weekend!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We recently stayed at this Park, It is quite large with professional friendly staff. There are quite a few seasonal sites but in a different part than the overnight sites which were a decent size for our 32 foot trailer. We stayed in site 633, a nice pull through site. The park itself has quite a few amenities including a quick serve restaurant, mini golf, and a really nice waterpark. Our main reason for staying here was proximity to Shipshewana. It was convenient for a day tour. Our only complaint, and a fairly significant complaint, was the water. It had a strong odour. It was bad enough I felt I smelled like the water after showering. In fact bad enough we probably will not return. In the future we will probably stay at a KOA in the area, we've stayed at in the past.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The Jellystone park in freemont, Indiana was awesome! We happened on this park and are happy we found it!! The park is clean and well maintained and there is a cement pad for all if not most sites. The park is huge so it`s a lot of walking but worth it!! The pools are always used but not crowded and the water park is great for the little ones!! There were things going on all week and the kids loved the 'bouncy pillow'!! There is a few water slides that are extra and playgrounds all over! My kids loved this park and we will return next year for sure!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort at Barton Lake
Address: 140 Lane 201 Barton Lk, Fremont, IN 46737-8845
Region: United States > Indiana > Fremont
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Fremont
Number of rooms: 582
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"2013 Camp Resort of the Year" "2010 Facility of the Year" Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp Resort at Barton Lake, Fremont, Indiana is your destination, vacation camp resort! With 540 camp sites, 21 cabins and 21 deluxe cottages we can accommodate all of your camping needs! Facilities include an indoor pool, 3 outdoor pools, a water splash park, 3 giant water slides, paddle boat & row boat rentals, 5 playground, laundry facilities, fully stocked camping store, snack bar, game room, mini-golf, swimming beach, Water Wars, Pedal Cart rental, golf cart rental, a large recreation building, kiddy train rides, wagon rides, lighted basketball courts, horseshoes, sand volleyball courts, wagon/stroller rental, Free Basic Wi-Fi, showers and restrooms, dump station and honey wagon service, as well as an award winning recreation program. Not to mention Yogi Bear™ and his friends Boo Boo™, Cindy Bear™ and Ranger Smith™ ! YOGI BEAR and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (C) Hanna-Barbera . (S15) ... more   less 

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