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Gardiner, New York

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River

Gardiner, New York


Gardiner, New York
Phone: (845) 255-5193

Sites: 220
Recent Rate: $90 8/2016

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Latitude: 41.681974938601
Longitude: -74.16449546814
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

39 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $82.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice Park for family's with kids. Was just my wife and I. We stopped in for two nights. At check-in they gave wristbands to put on, told us if we lost them it would be a $20. charge. If we got caught without them on they could throw us out. Not having fun yet. Dinner plans with some local friends. Not putting it on. Maybe a clip on badge would work better. The site was muddy with a street drain in the middle of it but level.

Great place for large family's. Not for couples. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park, although a bit pricey. We stayed in a full hookup pull through site on packed gravel that was very easy to navigate and reasonably level. We had initially booked one of their deluxe riverside sites with an upgraded cement pad. but took a reconnaissance trip to the park a few weeks prior to our trip and didn't like how close the river sites were to the busy access road. We changed our reservation and we're glad we did. Cable and wifi worked fine for us, and we enjoyed our campsite, which had okay separation from neighboring sites and partial shade, as well as picnic table and fire ring. But this park was CROWDED. They really pack the campers in, so there's lots of coming and going throughout the day. Things settled down in the evening, but the park featured a live weekend band so it didn't really get peaceful until about 11pm. There's plenty to do for kids in this park, with a jumping pillow, water park, playgrounds, etc. The camp store is well stocked and not too pricey. The campsite rates, however, seem high for what they are. All in all it was a good time. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $95.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an expensive campground. Sites are $75-$100+/night. Cabins are more. The sites are large but we have found that people have no problem walking right through them and not respecting your space. Management does nothing about this. The activities are great, lots to do including splash pad. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
126
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Robibero winery just down the street. Tuthill distillery across the street.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $79.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 4 days. Very well kept and friendly staff. Will return again. Water park was excellent. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on the hill, next to the party house that the campground rents. There is no facilities on the hill. All gravel no bike riding downhill safely. This is the worst campground we have ever been to. They have a staff of children who don't know anything. This is poorly run, and charge you for each thing you might do. They charged $15 to go in early (2 hours) and no one was on the campsite. Their internet is worthless on the weekends when they are crowded. The internet was down for days and all they said was .."Up in a few hours" The showers were damn and dingy and we had to drive to them. Save your money, this place thinks they are Disney...they need to visit Camp Wilderness to see how to qualify for the high price they charge. Save your money go to a state park at all costs. This place is packed with lots of children and they have lots of teenagers running it. If I see the name Jelly anything or see any park associated with this one I will be speeding by. Learn how to run a campground and study about tourism. Gardiner is a wonderful town, what a bad taste you would have if you only stayed here. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
143
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at Tuttletown, Lombardis, Mios, go to the town shop at the vintage store.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice park if you had a family. Great water slide pool but not too much hiking. Sites were close together and not secluded. Very noisy

Nothing special. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
river view
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $98.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at a site on a newly created section they call "Up on the hill" and it definitely was. Weather was extremely hot and it was compounded by the fact that the "Hill" had absolutely zero shade. The campground itself was clean and well kept. The pool and children's water park were pretty crowded but given the nearly 100 degree temps that was to be expected. There were not enough chairs around the pool area. I learned later that the water park is open to the general public for a fee so not only were there campers and cabin people there but people that were just there to use the facilities as well. That caused more overcrowding than was necessary. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
The Hill
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $110.00
Overall Rating:      

Sad to say that after camping in our RV for many years at Jellystone in Gardiner New York, this past Memorial Day 2016 weekend was my family's last.

This used to be a nice friendly family owned campground until it was sold to Michigan based Northgate Resorts making it a corporate owned campground. Under corporate ownership the rates have risen higher than any other campground in New York State. You are nickel & dimed to death for every little thing.

As with all campgrounds, there are rules to follow which I believe makes for better and safer camping. This campground has a list of rules that are given upon check-in. I was told that if we break any of the rules such as not wearing issued wristbands or move the fire ring, my credit card will be charged $25 for each offense. If you have a young child that happens to lose a wristband they also charge $25 for a replacement. I've been camping for 35 years and this is the first campground where I had to wear a plastic wristband and if I'm found not wearing it, I will be charged $25.

When we were here on Memorial Day weekend, the 10-month old water park was closed the entire time for repairs. When I called the campground office a few days ahead of our arrival I was told the water park would definitely be open for the holiday weekend. When we went to the Tiki Bar for ice cream we were told they didn't have any yet. How can you not have ice cream for a major holiday weekend?

The current top management has very poor customer service skills. When you ask a staff member a question, they cannot answer simple questions about the campground. They need to be trained in customer service skills and campground policy. With the new management in this campground the customer is always WRONG and it is now the campground of NO.

So if you like speeding golf carts, high prices and where the customers are not treated well by the staff, then this is the place for you. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first camping experience, close to home, people were great, they are doing a lot of upgrades and adding a new water park, not yet completed while we were there. We had a (premium river view site) that was great, with some tree cover. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an overnight stop on our way to New England. The sites for 50 amp are in the back on a hill. The 50 amp sites are about 70% seasonal. It took a little maneuvering to get it but, was OK. Weak WiFi - Cable TV was good. Little pricy for what you get. Would probably not stay here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 232
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park but too expensive. They charge for everything. Off the beaten path but a nice setting. Charge for Wi-Fi. TV on cable is good. Long, level sites. No AT&T phone service. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed here many years Memorial Day weekend and this had to be the worst. There was no hot water for 2 days, had to call several times to have the bathrooms cleaned, no soap for two days and bathrooms were disgusting to say the least. Paid for WiFi and still could not connect. Not sure why they would not have kayak rentals or snack bar open on one of the busiest weekends of the year which is terrible. Candy bar bingo was terrible instead of doing more games they gave out 18 to 35 pieces of candy for the winner which with the amount of people there do more games the place was packed. Staff is extremely rude we paid top dollar for this weekend but yet they do not give you anything that the summer campers get (snack bar, kayaks, pedal carts) They definitely cater to the seasonal and the golf carts flying around there from the seasonals are so dangerous. I have been going here for at least 4 years but I have to say after this weekend it is my last trip there. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

Great setting on the river, well maintained and a good mixture of seasonal and transient sites. We stayed one night on our way south, enjoyed the park for the time we were there and would return for a longer stay. Definitely big rig friendy as the roads around the park are wide and easy to negotiate with our 40 foot four slide RV. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at many jellystone parks and this by far has to be the worst. From the moment I checked in i got a bad vibe. The check person was unfriendly rude and acted like i was bothering him. The rental place (for bike and kayaks) opens and closes when it feel it like(supposedly it an outside operator). You get nickel and dimed to death. The WIFI was $5 a day. The golf carts are dangerous, often speeding, and kids driving them. It seems the staff would rather have seasonal campers over the weekend people. The only "YOGI" theme is the signs with the characters pictures, I have to young kids (2 and 5) and we saw Yogi once a day. They have a lot of nerve calling this place a Jellystone park. The only plus sides are the place is pretty, the recreation staff is nice. The level sites have plenty of gravel. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here several times and have never been disappointed. The sites are level, campground is clean and staff very helpful and friendly. Has two pools: one more for kids than the other, great camp store, has everything you could possibly need. Plenty of activities for kids and relaxing for adults too! We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lazy River in a Motorhome.

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