Pool and lazy river were filthy and overcrowded on the days the park was open to the public. We were in the 500 section where the sites were un-level and the unpaved roads were not well maintained. Once you add the required charge of $8.00 per person/day, this was a very expensive trip to leave the park feeling disappointed in so many ways. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $49.00
I am kind of amazed to see some of the negative reviews of this place as we had a good time this weekend. If you are looking for a quiet time in the woods, this is not the place to go. This park IMHO is geared to family and kids and that is why we went. It is a bit pricey (8 bucks per person on top of the RV rate) but there is a good deal of stuff to do. Mini golf, lazy river, "hamster cage", pool, slides, movie night, smores, etc. They are apparently expanding the park and adding a lot more cabins. The RV spots are tight, not going to deny that, but again this is not the place to go if you are wanting wide open spaces. I am not ready to call this a 5 star resort but it is not bad either. The sites we stayed at were gravel ( that is one thing I wish they would change). The staff was very nice and helpful and plentiful as you could easily find someone in uniform if you had a question or needed help, park was kept clean, saw a crew going around picking up trash, they have a real nice store there and a food court near the pool. The wifi was out in the section where we were located and the staff apologized profusely and said they have been waiting on AT&T to arrive to fix it. There were a lot of golf carts and bikes riding going on, but didn't experience anyone being reckless. No issues with people being drunk or obnoxious, just families out there having a good time. I could see this place getting very busy during the summer with a ton of people participating in the water activities. My family is looking forward to going back. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $49.00
Disappointed with the park. Took the kids during the Halloween themed weekends and the organization of the activities was just a mess. Everyone just seemed jammed in the RV section of the park and the staff was very unfriendly at the front desk. Could not even attempt to fish in the pond due to the overgrown algae. On the plus side, the facilities were in nice condition, I just felt as if I was going to have a panic attack with how many people were there. Not going back. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $45.00
We have come here a lot over the last couple of years. I think we have at least 6 trips. Over the last 12 months they have made a lot of upgrades to the park - some good and some bad. We were in site 31 and I can't believe how close we were to the site next to us and behind us. They have turned that row, that used to be a pull through street into back-in sites. This doubles the amount of campers in that row and it is TIGHT. Our back door was less than 4 feet from the next sites sewer hookup. Just very cramped. The new lazy river, updated slides and activities were great. But how packed it was really limited our enjoyment. The other thing, which the park can't control, is the lack of respect people have for campsites. We constantly had people cutting through our site to get to the rows behind us instead of walking 15 feet to the side and going down the road. This forced us to keep our dog inside all the time. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $60.00
Took two granddaughters for a 2-night trip. Park is really tired, dirty, not well maintained and activities are very pricey. Several water features were not operating due to maintenance issues. Public restrooms and showers were really trashy. Like another reviewer complained, there are a lot of "day users" who don't care about cleanliness of facilities. Lots of adult beverages consumed and offensive language by day users ( who wear different color wrist band). I would dread staying more than a night or two. Staff is not overly friendly, half of which were students sloughing off, and the other half retirees. Drainage water everywhere with stagnant scum. All water features were cloudy and full of pine needles. We will not return because there are far better camps with nice amenities for the same or less money. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Motorhome.
Pop-up campers are treated poorly. Crammed into an open field with tents. No quiet time enforcement. Showers were disgusting, with standing water on floor of changing area. No air circulation in bathrooms. Toilet paper runs out at night and doesn't get refilled until 10 next morning. This was the 3rd time I have been here and it will be my last. The only saving grace for this campground is the water park. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $40.00
We LOVE Jellystone. We have stayed here several times. The first three times in a cabin, and then we purchased our travel trailer. We go at least twice every year. The kids really enjoy all the water activities. We have a family tradition that we paint a ceramic each visit in the craft barn. We also go to the candy bar bingo which we enjoy. It is clean, very family friendly and we've only had one or two staff members that I didn't feel were friendly. But most of the time, the staff is amazing! They have hired staff to monitor the pools which is way better than when it was volunteer. There is always some kind of activity going on to participate in: hay rides, scavenger hunts, crafts in the barn. They also have mini golf, fishing pond and a huge dinosaur inflatable slide that goes up certain times of the day. We stay busy the whole time we are here. And I love the fact that they have staff available for late check-in. So even if you arrive after dark, there is someone here to check you in. It gets bigger and better every year. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Travel Trailer.
Nightly rate includes the "activities charge" for the 3 of us. Higher rate for the "Holiday Weekend," even though it was the middle of the week. Overall, this is what I expect from a RV RESORT. The 2 water slides and 2 pools are the big draw during the summer and everything was open and working for the posted hours for our whole stay. Kids loved the evening movies under the stars, but bring your own chair! The majority of the staff was very helpful and friendly, but one guy almost ruined the whole experience for us. Everything was clean and any maintenance problems were resolved by the next day at the latest. Limestone sites were level enough that nothing else was needed, but the dust can be an issue with no wind blowing it away. The staff informed us that they are adding a 3rd slide and a "Splash Park" where the petting zoo used to be. Lots of construction currently going on, but will be really nice when done. This was our first time at Lone Star Jellystone and we will be back. THE KIDS HAD A BLAST!!! We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $36.00
Loved it here! What a great family campground. Our children were so busy at the waterpark, they were little prunes! We can't wait to go back. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $36.00
The negatives: Have to agree with some of the other reviews. The friendliness of the staff is hit and miss, very disappointing. We were assigned a site with no shade which made our summer stay very unenjoyable. This was our first visit so we had no idea which sites were shaded and where they were located within the park or that you could "request a site for an additional fee" at the time of booking. We found a few shaded sites empty while walking the park and asked to be moved but were told they were already reserved and we would have to just deal with it. However, the sites remained empty our entire stay. While the golf carts are a wonderful option for quests (if you want one, better reserve at the time you make reservations, none available when you get here), the dust they leave in their trail on the dirt roads is awful when sitting at your campsite. The positives: The water activities were great and the kids really enjoyed themselves. They also enjoyed the outdoor theater and crafts, although they were a little pricey! We would stay here again (would reserve a shaded site). Overall, a great place for the kids!! We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Fifth Wheel.
While the water slides (two) are the allure, the park offers little else. There are 2 pools, but one is always closed. The pools also do not open until very late in the day (10:00am), so for those with children trying to go early and miss the sun, it is not an option. The park allows "day visitors" which over populates slides and pools, leaving little room for their "over night" guests. Customer service and professionalism are lacking. Most employed at the park are elderly, leaving a small lack of patience for children. Their day time activities also include an option for a paid craft and a free nightly movie. While bikes are convenient to get around the park, the gravel caused several to fall and injury themselves. The golf carts are an option, but at a very high cost and they are limited. The dust from the gravel also engulfs your camp when anyone passes by. Shade is limited, both at your camp and at the pool. The lake was suppose to be catch and release, but there was nothing to catch. We tried to stay a week, but left the park early dissatisfied. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $50.00
Great place for kids/families. Everything was clean, staff was out picking up trash, all the water activities were open for the full day, staff was friendly, free movies in the evenings, very nice park. Only drawbacks are that sites are somewhat close together and many activities (bicycles, golf carts, ice cream, etc) are an extra fee. Overall this park definitely lived up to our expectations. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $45.00
We love this park, but the winter rates are ridiculous, hence the low rating. We were charged the daily rate to camp, plus $7 per person PER DAY for the activities fee. The big slide was open for 1 hour per day, and the pool was open for 2 hours per day. That, to me, does NOT justify $7 per day per person, which for a big family really adds up. Plus, our cousins wanted to come hang out with us for the day, and they charged us $15 per person for them and they couldn't even use any of the activities because they were closed! This park is nice, and fun for the kids, but the prices have gotten ridiculous. The staff were also hit or miss as far as helpful and kind. We will think twice before wasting our money here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $39.00
We arrived at the park and requested a drive through space for two nights (Wed/Thurs). We were informed that only one space was available. When we arrived (unescorted) to the space, we discovered it was in full sun and would not accommodate our trailer. We observed many spaces empty with ample shade. I called registration and was again informed none of those shaded spaces were available! Furthermore, the site was very unlevel and the picnic table and fire pit were located on the sewage side of the site. There was no explanation why the shaded sites were not available. We asked and received our cash refund but were short changed and my wife had to challenge the reservation desk. We ended up getting our full refund and left the park never to return. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Lonestar in a Travel Trailer.