Creating family memories every summer is inevitable. For my kids playing ball, riding bikes and swimming is something they do well past dinnertime. One way my family reconnects every summer is camping. A family camping trip is something my children have experienced many times. Year around, we grab a few sets of clothes, pack of our bikes and get ready to swim the evenings away.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Robert, Louisiana was our most recent camping experience. Only 65 miles outside of New Orleans, it’s easy to see why it is Louisiana’s number one family attraction. The large campground has over 80+ cabin rentals available. In addition to cabin rentals, they offer almost 400 RV campsites suitable for any recreational vehicle.
Naturally one would think that a park this size would be severely overcrowded? This is definitely not the case. One thing that caught my eye was that although they offer a large variety of lodging options, the family campground is large and spread out. This allows families to enjoy the amenities and natural landscape the area has to offer.
Our first stop at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park was the Ranger Station. At the Ranger Station (pictured above) families can check-in, pick up their cabin keys, parking pass and map of the campground. The campground is large with various building that offer entertainment throughout your stay. Grab a map & calendar of events, it will come in handy!
Campers can also find a fully stocked general store that has everything you may need or want during your camping experience. RV and tent supplies are also on hand in case of emergency.
An added perk to our cabin (I’ll share details on the cabin later) was a dedicated pool to the cabin area. This allowed families easy access to a pool in close proximity to our lodging option. The cabin pool was smaller than the main campground pool but came in handy in between meal time.
“Mom, I’m bored!” I promise, you will not heat those words during your stay. The event calendar will keep your family busy during your family camping experience. Morning hayrides, afternoon craft time and music at Yogi’s Dome is just a few of their many activities throughout the day. You family will also stay physically active with mini gold, horseshoes, volleyball, kayaking and much more. My family & I went canoeing one morning and enjoyed the wildlife the lake had to offer. Plus we had a great workout before we relaxed poolside.
Although my press accommodations are complimentary, all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Speaking of pools, 2 large swimming pools, a dedicated kiddie area with slides and a fun “wet playground” is always available (weather permitting) at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. Did I mentioned that all the campground amenities I mentioned are free? That’s right! With the exception of some crafts, kayaking, canoeing, mini gold, pool time and the paddle boats are free of charge.
If you have a large family you understand that complimentary campground amenities are very important. Aside from the occasional snoball (a large is $2.00) we cooked all of our own meals and always had plenty of bottled water on hand. If you are in the mood for a quick slice of pizza or fries, you can purchase that at snack hut located at the pool area.
I hope to bring my family again before summer is over. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Robert, Louisiana has a detailed calendar online which gives perspective campers an idea of what upcoming events might be of interest to them. I’m thinking Labor Day Weekend for my family. But don’t wait too late, reservations can book up rather quickly. Plan your July 4th at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Robert, Louisiana. They are having a firework show, Ms. Jellystone Park contest and a DJ!
If you are local to the New Orleans area, traveling to Louisiana or planning an upcoming family vacation you need to add Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Robert, Louisiana to your summer travel plans. Be sure to follow Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park on Facebook, Twitter and visit their website for more information.
Do you have fond camping memories as a child?