Jellystone Park on Barton Lake

     


Fremont, Indiana
Phone: (260) 833-1114

Sites: 576
Recent Rate: $61 8/2014


Latitude: 41.7495434468367
Longitude: -85.0551223754883

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 22
  • Good 9
  • Average 7
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 2

45 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

cb1000rider

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $61.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park for kids. Indoor and outdoor pools, splash pad, big water slides (extra $). Well kept. Family owned. I've stayed twice. A favorite park of ours. On the first stay, water was unavailable when we came in. Fixed in a few hours. This time our packet indicates to not use electric water heaters or electric fridge due to brownout possibility. Not informed when booking and still charged the same price. No bringing your own mobility. We were asked to park an electric scooter and rent a golf cart instead. Packet does mention this - no outside carts, street legal vehicles allowed for "joy riding" which I assume means intra-park transport. Rent them at $40/day. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Motorhome.

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Lakewood Camper

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for 3 nights with a large group. We had 3 adjoining sites near the rec building and across from the playground and activity field, which was great for the kids. The bathrooms/showers were very close as well. Good level sites with concrete patios. Plenty of room for my camper as well as my 20x10 screen room. Nice shady sites. This campground is one of my all time favorites. The owners are always upgrading the park, it seems like they add a new attraction every off season. Very friendly staff and the activities staff is especially attentive to small children to help them get the most enjoyment out of the different games they plan. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Tent Trailer.

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Brewstar

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

I am torn on this review. As an adult responsible for all the logistics of camping, I wasn't a fan. There are kids flying everywhere paying no attention to other vehicles and equally bad adults racing all around in golf carts. I felt extremely rushed backing into my tiny, un-level site, while holding up all the impatient golf cart traffic. Water hookup at my site was at ground level...almost in the dirt and my sewer pipe (PVC) was broken off so I didn't even bother hooking up. All that said, from a fun factor, this park is great and the kids had a wonderful time. People at the pools were friendly, polite, and managed their children well. There are many activities that were free so I didn't feel nickle and dimed every time the kids wanted to do something. Ice cream at the camp store was surprisingly reasonably priced ($1.75 for a huge bowl) and firewood was dry. Golf carts, which it seemed everyone had, were an absurd price of $50/day, 2 day minimum. No thanks, I'll ride my bike. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and we will probably return. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Fireplug45

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground for kids. We had our grandkids and they had a blast. They had things on the agenda every hour for the kids to do. We stay over a weekend and I bet there was over 1,000 kids in this campground. But the pools and all the equipment seem not overcrowded. Every one rode their bikes (take your bikes). They rent golf carts if you want. Everyone seem to watch out for the kids. They clean the restroom I believe every hour; they are always cleaning. This is a great place for kids. We would camp here again. We wore our grandkids out. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Truck Camper.

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michigansandzilla

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $66.00
Overall Rating:      

My kids' favorite campground. Tons to do here, very busy and lots of kids. There isn't much in the surrounding area, but you don't need to leave. The main road in front of the general store can get quite busy. It would have received 10 stars if it wasn't directly on the expressway. They even have some premium sites that back up to the expressway. It was a bit of a bummer to have such a great vacation, but hear the road noise whenever we sat outside. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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focchick

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here a few times each summer. This is my children's absolute favorite campground. This campground is all about making your kids happy. They have just about every recreational activity available. They have planned activities every day - all day with small fees for some. The staff is very friendly and seem to make improvements to the park every year. They have lots with shade and sun depending on your taste. Some of them are a bit closer to the expressway than I would prefer and you definitely have to call early to get a site. The park is very busy on weekends with kids all over, but that is part of what Jellystone is all about. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Dktbdt04

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Many of the sites in the area we stayed in (near the activities/meeting building) are not level and need to be paved or at least have some gravel put down. The weekend we were there was pretty wet and several trailers got stuck getting into and out of the sites. That said, it's a nice campground overall. They have a lot of activities and things to do. The pancake breakfast on Saturday was nice (with morning cartoons even). We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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GunnyG

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

TERRIBLE CAMPGROUND, that would sum up our experience there. During my stay I personaly observed several issues that need to told to future campers so they are fairly warned prior to staying there. Be prepared for exposure to very rude camp staff, everyone was not friendly or understanding, seemed like we were bothering them, especially in the camp store area. I observed a camp staff member putting dirty mop heads in a washer that was designated for camp users, but the fact that she threw nasty mops in there wasn't so bad for the fact there are 4 washers and 1 was busted and marked "out of order". Speaking of which 8 games in the arcade are marked "out of order"; everywhere we went there was a "out of order" sign. Midway through the stay the camp cancelled several events that our kids had wanted to do. The campground advertises Wi-Fi, where??? We were camped next to a transponder and got no signal, I walked around the camp trying to get a signal and found none. I do have much, much more to report however, I dont want to let emotions get involved, in my opinion I wouldnt recommend staying there until they get a grip on maintenance issues and train staff on customers relations. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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hoosiercamper

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

If we didn't have kids there would be no reason to camp here. But the kids had a blast with 8-10 activities every day. A few activities every day were not free, like the tie dye shirts $8, and the suncatchers $3. There are 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor, and 1 splash pool. There are many seasonals that had well cared for lots. Golf cart rental available, and kids on bikes literally everywhere. The lake has a beach area and there are 5 playgrounds. The activities are put on by teenagers that sometimes seem a little bored with the games: kickball, flag football, etc. But, there were a couple of them we got to know well that were very friendly. The absent adult workers or security was a downfall. I witnessed a grown woman vomit on the beach and walk away. But, there are no visible workers inside the camping area. I was completely disappointing by the shower house situation. Seems the park has grown but forgot to have enough bath/shower houses. There was a constant muddy floor in the showers as well. The campstore is nice and pricey, and the cafe was nice for the kids to get snacks. We were here 11 days and were discovering new things every day about the park. Oh, and our neighbors decided to park with their camper/ RV touching, completely sideways taking up the whole 2 sites and blocking our view of anything. I don't know if that's fair when we paid as much as anyone else here to stay. We were told, however they can get them in, is okay with the staff. If you are looking for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, this is not the place. This is kid oriented only. We will return 3-4 days a year until the kids don't camp with us anymore. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Tom51

Review Count: 106
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice pull throughs in the 600 site area; other areas get tight. Lots to do for the kids; lots of people so bathrooms and showers are pretty much dirty all the time. Could use another bathhouse in the southeast corner. WI-FI worked very well. Overall pretty quiet at night considering the number of people in the park. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

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Camp Lottabull

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

There is so much to do at this park you won't have to leave. It's a large park that has entertainment throughout and not just at the front of the park like other resort campgrounds. This allows for easy walking and riding bikes throughout the park with less traffic. Everything is a little more expensive but that probably pays for all the entertainment. They have announcements in the evening to return all bikes, skateboards, etc. to your site so the evenings are nice and quiet. Sites were big and escorts take you to them. We loved this park but stayed on Independence weekend and were only disappointed by the lack of scheduled activities. No fireworks. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Sherwoodator

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Our family's favorite park. A place where you can let our 9 year old and his friend go out all day and have fun and not worry about them. Plenty of activities for them to do. Park is very clean, golf cart use and speed limit is enforced so no one is driving crazy and carelessly. Curfews are also enforced with kids and as long as you're not loud, you can sit around campfire late with no one to tell you you have to go in. Prices are very reasonable in park. Whether it be the craft tent, bingo, water slides or bumper boats, prices are not bad. Could always be better, but not bad. The sites themselves are generally pretty roomy compared to others I've been to. We have been very happy camping here for several years and can't think of a bad moment we've had. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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ant1

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Large park on a lake, 4 pools including indoor, and a small water park for the kids. Will definitely return. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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WendiH

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a overall nice park. However there is very little communication between staff so assistance is a bit of a struggle. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Lakewood Camper

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here in 2008 and was very impressed with the amount of stuff to do. Four pools (one indoor for those rainy days) along with planned activities. Very clean park. We camped in a w/e site on the water right near the activities building. Sites were nice with a concrete pad for the table under the awning. Bathrooms/showers were close and clean with plenty of room. Well stocked store and a nice array of food in the cafe. Very friendly staff. We will stay here again. We camped at Jellystone Park on Barton Lake in a Tent Trailer.

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