Check OUT the NEW KARST BEACH at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Campground – Resort of Mammoth Cave, KY!

August 23rd, 2018 by Amanda with no comments

When planning your vacations this fall or for next summer don’t forget about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp – Resort of Mammoth Cave!

Jellystone Sign

It is a campground, so if you have an RV or enjoy tent camping you can do that!  If you don’t you can rent on of their 74 air-conditioned Cabins! click here to find out about their CABINS!!


They have ALL kinds of things to do: Two Pools, a splash pad, waterslide, fishing pond, jumping pillow, playground, Mini golf, Arcade, the BRAND-NEW KARST BEACH, Basketball and Volley Ball Courts!

Karst beach 1



The jump pillow is really FUN even for adults!!

They also have themes each week and have activities planned every hour including: Chocolate Pudding “Mud” Wrestling, Hey HEY Rides, Flag raising, Meet Cindi Bear, Or Yogi Bear, Arts & Crafts, Giant Slip and Slide, Quarter Bingo, Water Wars and MORE!!!



They have an exciting environmental education program and you can become a certified Jellystone Park™ “Junior Ranger”. During this program you will learn forest fire safety, campfire cooking, and campsite etiquette, and “Leave No Trace” camping.  You can earn Junior Ranger Badges.

Before you go check out the site where you can download coloring pages with Yogi and his friends and you can print out a certificate with any 8 badges you choose for the kids! They have an award ceremony at the end of each week and present each of the kids with their certificate of badges!


950 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, Kentucky 42127
Phone: (270) 773-3840
Toll Free: +1 (800) 523-1854

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Kay the owner of Jellystone is so extremely nice and accommodating! My family stayed in one of the Cumberland Cabins with a Golf Cart. The Cabin was sparkling clean and just enough space for the four of us. These cabins have a full bathroom, a full kitchen, flat screen TV, Queen Sized pillow top mattress and pillows.  It had a loft for the kids (you cannot stand fully up) with two double mattresses.


When we got there Thursday, we unpacked, and ran right over to Karst Beach!  The kids were so excited to check out the new beach and Wibit!  We ordered Pizza from new Ranger Station: Hunt Brothers Pizza (sooo good!) for dinner.  We had Nathan’s hotdogs from there for Lunch on Saturday and you HAVE to try the Ranch Fries!  They were to die for!

Karst Beach2

The Wibit – guests of Jellystone Park™ will not see an additional fee for the use of Karst Beach. Children must be at least 43″ tall and at least 6 years old to go on the Wibit. Life jackets are furnished and are required while on the Wibit and Corcls.

Outside Ranger Station Area

Outdoor seating

Ranger Station

Ranger Station Snack Bar with Hunts Pizza, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, etc!

Ranger Station2

Indoor Seating

Ranger station3

Anything and everything you can think of (or you forgot) you can find in the Ranger Station.  They have the cutest souvenirs!

After dinner we went up to the Amphitheater for and outdoor movie night and Marshmallow roasting! The staff is very accommodating and very nice!


Friday, we got up and watched cartoons and ate breakfast. Cincinnati is an hour behind so we were able to sleep in a little bit and it still felt early there!!

Right after raising the flag, we did a fun FREE craft, it was national S’More Day so we made an appropriate craft of a S’More and then played on the play set.




We of course went back to Karst Beach to play some more!  When we went back for lunch it started to rain, so we decided to take a ride.  We ended up at the Mammoth Cave National Park – there is a free museum there which was really informative and cool.  All the tours were booked until the following week, which was fine with us.  We went on a few of the tours the last time we were there!  You can read about those here!

Austin Cave

We then headed over to Austin’s favorite place the last time we went,  Lost River Cave, you can read more about that here! We did some hiking, played on the Nature Playscape, and Mined for Gems.



On the way back we stopped at The Porch for Dinner.  You can take your Golf Cart there if you have one and are staying in the Jellystone Campground.  They had really great food and a great Band.


Of course we had a campfire with s’mores to end the night!


Saturday & Sunday, we hit up the all you can eat waffle breakfast at the main cabin.  I have to say I was very impressed with the waffles . They had the waffles ready for you to eat.  Not like a hotel where you all stand by the waffle iron waiting in line!  They were the BIG thick waffles!


Saturday, we stayed at the Campground all day.  There was so much the kids still wanted to do there!  They were so sad to leave Sunday.  You really could spend a week here and still have plenty to do.


In the REC Hall you can paint ceramics and T-shirts every day for a small fee.


Saturday, they were able to Tie Die T-Shirts.

Tye Die


There is real sand at KARST BEACH.  Don’t forget your Sand Toys and Beach Chairs!


Little bumper type paddle boats!


A very well stocked fishing pond!

Ava Fish

Austin Fish

It was a great weekend!  I know I will never forget it and I am sure the kids will remember it fondly as I remember all my camping trips as a child!



Disclaimer: My family and I were hosted by Jellystone KY  for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.