Halloween with Yogi Bear at Jellystone Park

Colby and I have enjoyed camping and road trips our entire life together. The first trip I took with his family was to their RV travel trailer/“lake house.”

Colby’s first trip with my family was on one of our 10-day road trips pulling a pop-up camper. We even spent one night in a pup tent in Wyoming on the banks of the Laramie River.

It should be no surprise to anyone that we bought our own RV travel trailer two years ago. And now we not only get to travel with our kids, but our grandkids too.

Our oldest granddaughter seems to really enjoy camping too! Sometimes she makes Papa pull out the tent and sleeping bags at the house.

Family Fun for All Ages at North Texas Jellystone Park

So, you can guess how excited she was to discover we were going to be staying at North Texas Jellystone Park™ this past weekend!

North Texas Jellystone Park

From the time we arrived until the moment we left, she had us constantly on the go!

They made it easy to keep her entertained.

rope crawling at Jellystone Park

Even though we chose to go during the week and their off-season, we still found plenty to keep her busy.

Their year-round activities include:

  • Playgrounds
  • Ga Ga Ball
  • Rock climbing walls 
  • Rope climbing
  • Catch-and-release fishing ponds
  • Tetherball 
  • Corn hole
  • Horseshoes 
  • Hiking trails
  • And so much more!
1 bedroom cabin at Jellystone Park

Not to mention, they have a large selection of ways to stay:

  • Bring your own RV
  • Rent their RVs
  • Primitive Tent Camping
  • 1- and 2-bedroom cabins
  • Family cabins
  • Bunkhouse
  • Bunkhouse apartments

As well as the “Farmhouse.” This is the original homestead on the property and can accommodate a larger family.

2 story 2 bedroom suite at Jellystone Park

Plus, they have even MORE ways to camp coming soon! Including:

  • Glamping 
  • Luxury Glamping
  • Silos 
  • Covered Wagons
  • Tipis 
covered wagon lodging at Jellystone Park

Bringing your own RV?

Rent one of their Red Carpet RV Sites, featuring:

  • 42′ W x 95′ L  back-in sites 
  • 25’ W x 85’L long concrete parking pad & patio
  • Full 30-50 amp power, water, and twin sewer hookups 
  • Wireless Internet
  • Digital cable TV
  • Built-in fire pit
  • Smoker grill
  • Shade structure covering over the patio
Captain Jim Brown Pirate Ship

Want to sleep on a ship?

Their newest lodging option is a 260 foot long pirate ship!

The Captain Jim Brown Pirate Ship contains ten different two-bedroom “Suite” Vacation Cabin units that can each sleep a family of six to eight people. 

Each unit also comes equipped with a kitchen and private bathroom with shower.

golf cart rentals at Jellystone Park

Don’t want to walk the entire park?

Rent a golf cart to use during your stay!

Jellystone waterpark

Ready to swim?

In addition to two swimming pools, it’s right next door to Pirate’s Cove Water Park.

You could literally come almost every weekend of the summer and have a different experience each time simply based on your lodging choice.

Two good-to-know tips:

  1. The lodging units do not come with a stocked kitchen. Bring everything you’ll need to cook and feed your brood during your stay!
  2. There is also not a lot of storage for your clothes (at least not in the cabin we stayed in). If you’re staying longer than a few days, make sure to pack your suitcase in a way that is convenient for living out of.

Overall, the park was clean and quiet. Everyone we met was friendly and hospitable. 

catch and release pond at Jellystone Park in Burleson

Our beds were comfortable and the AC worked! In Texas, that second one is always important.

For us, it meant Avery could stay nice and cool indoors while we let Big Sister explore outside.

We’re grateful to Jellystone Park for working with us during our stay so we could get away for a few days.

Avery’s bone marrow transplant process began the very day we left the park. 

She is now in-patient again and we’ve been told the average stay is 100 days. 

Halloween with Yogi Bear at Jellystone Park

Being able to take both girls away for a couple of days to spend time with each other before the separation meant everything. 

Thank you, North Texas Jellystone Park!

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