Father’s Day

Make it a Memorable Father’s Day at Jellystone Park™!

father's day camping tripIt is not always easy to come up with father’s day gift ideas that are unique and special. So this Father’s day, give Dad the gift of family and wonderful camping memories with a weekend or a week at one of our Jellystone Park campgrounds. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campgrounds take pride in offering accommodations and fun activities that the whole family can participate in. We think that father’s day gift ideas of cabin rentals, RV sites, or old fashioned tent camping will be a home run!

Jellystone Park campgrounds also offer exciting amenities, such as swimming pools, waterslides and splashgrounds.  Even if your Dad is happy to just sit back and relax, there will be plenty to see and enjoy! Other great father’s day gift ideas can be a round of mini golf, or a day of fishing. Whatever you decide to do, it will be a fun and relaxing time for your entire family this father’s day. Nearly all our campgrounds will be making a big deal of dad the weekend of June 16 (and in some cases, the entire week!).  Plus, all dads staying with us Father’s Day weekend get a souvenir cup! (while supplies last)

Disclaimer: If a Jellystone Park location is not listed, they do not have Father’s Day specific events.  To view a full list of locations, go to the Find a Park page.


Elberta, AL – Make a special Father’s Day card at the clubhouse and treat Dad to popcorn and a movie  followed by a game of Bingo . Treat Dad to a day of fishing, lounging at the pool or hike through the grounds.  Also remember the Hot Air Balloon Festival is June 14 & 15.


Cobb, CA – What better way to spend the weekend with Dad than camping in the great outdoors? Come spend the weekend at Jellystone Park where we’ll have a lineup of fun activities to do with all the Dad’s!


Estes Park, CO – Treat Dad to a weekend of camping.  Dads horseshoe tournament, hula-hoop contest and games are just a few of the fun events planned!

Montrose, CO – Hey, Hey, It’s Fathers Day!  Treat Dad to some fun on his special day.


Milford, DE – Thank him for the dad he is with a round of putt putt golf at the beach. Make dad a card and a gift for the Father’s Day Ice Cream Social. Dad even gets a sundae for FREE!. Have him compete in the horseshoe and cornhole tournament.


Madison, FL – Come out and celebrate dad this year! Have a blast making a Father’s Day card, Father/Child lookalike contest, daily activities, waterslide and so much more.


Amboy, IL – Great American Father’s Day Sports Weekend. Enjoy a weekend camping with dad at our sports weekend featuring a picnic lunch; horseshoes, ladder ball, washers, basketball, and fishing contests will keep dad busy. Don’t forget to dress dad up to compete in our 2nd annual Ms. Jellystone Park pageant for a fun children’s charity fundraiser that will be crowned at our DJ dance on Saturday evening.

Goodfield, IL – Free Mini-Golf with canned food item.

Millbrook, IL – Many activities all weekend including Dad & kid hayride, DJ Saturday night and Best of the Best contests.

Pittsfield, IL – Time for Dad to getaway, relax and have some fun! Kids bring your dads along to help us celebrate with a weekend full of activities just for Dad! Kids will make a cool gift for Dad! Father’s Day Pool Party, fishing derby with Dad, Father/Child contests, games and more! Even a special breakfast for Dad on Sunday ($)!


Bloomington, IN – Dad’s Pirate “Paaaargh-ty”  Ahoy Mates! Join Yogi Bear™ and his friends for a barrel of fun and be a pirate for the day. Make your own treasure chests, explore the campground on scavenger hunts, and walk the plank at the pool. There will also be pirate face painting, and a fun Father’s Day craft to take home.

Fremont, IN – It’s all about our dear D-A-Ds this weekend! Dress your Dad for the Miss Jellystone Park Pageant, make him something special during craft hour, go on a wagon ride, play bingo, tie-dye, and snuggle up for a story! We’ll have a special treat for Dads at our Adults Only Party!

Knightstown, IN – Dad, this is your time to spend with your kids!! Try your hand at Dad and child activities, and don’t forget about the Famous Dad’s contests! Come together to the pavilion for games galore. Dads show the children how to dance at the Saturday night dance.

Pierceton, IN – Father’s Day Rib Cookoff Weekend.  The Dads in our park are very special and very competitive. This weekend is all about them and the competitive nature with their kids and other men/women on the grill. First we want to take some time to get the laughter going with a funny movie at the Yogi Theater. Come out and watch the kids drive their dads crazy, along with a “daddy eat it challenge”. This will also be our famous weekend where the men in our park show off their famous rib cooking skills. Try to beat last year’s Champ!! Following the cook-off bring a dish and enjoy a carry in dinner with your fellow campers and family. Make sure that you try to enjoy other activities the park will have going on throughout the day like Bingo, arts and crafts, corn hole toss, wagon and train rides , Dad’s Style Bon Fire and much more. Gospel music by “Sisters x Two” Flea Market Weekend

Plymouth, IN – Start your dad’s special weekend off with a fun movie at the theater. Sign up for the Annual Father/Child fishing derby. It’s time to compete against your kids in the root beer drinking contest and many crazy sports activities that will be going on. Show Dad how well you can sing at Karaoke Friday night. Bring dad to the dance on Saturday night and the DJ will play a special Father/Daughter song.

Portage, IN – Let’s honor all of the moms and dads this year and have a weekend for them. We will have Wine and Cheese tasting for Mom and Beer and Pretzel tasting for Dad. Plenty of activities for the whole family from crafts, tug-of-war, beach volleyball, face painting (the parents of course); Back by popular demand our fishing tournament will be held on Saturday with trophies to the winners. There will also be a golf cart obstacle course with trophies to the winners. Rick & Donny will be our musical entertainment on Saturday evening. We will have Golf Cart Races on Sunday.

Scottsburg, IN – Come celebrate a weekend with Dad. Lots of fun stuff planned, Yogi Bear Hay Ride, activities.


Lawrence, KS – Superhero week with Dad! Come discover your Super Hero name at the Bears’ Bungalow. Pin Spiderman to the Web at the Bears’ Bungalow.  Don your costume and join us at Cindy’s Pavilion for Cinderella’s Ball.


Cave City, KY – Bring your “Father of the Year” to camp with Yogi Bear. Dad will need wits, energy and a grin for these events. Treat Dad to coffee and waffles (complimentary) with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear on Sunday morning. Enter Dad in “Yogi Bear’s 9 Hole Mini-Golf Classic.” Dad vs. kids and family in many games. Challenge Dad in a root beer drinking contest. See which father has the most hair on his legs and who wins the Father-Son Look-a-Like contest. Dress up Dad for the Miss Jellystone Contest- judging precedes karaoke Saturday night. Stay four nights Sunday- Thursday and get the 5th night free.


Lake Charles, LA – A weekend of honoring Dads! Lake Charles’ Jellystone Park will be full of activities for the fathers in our lives. Dads can watch the fun and games and relax, or they can participate and teach! Either way, Dad, this weekend is for you! Relax on Sunday morning with a free pancake breakfast. Remember: one person at your site/cabin must purchase a breakfast for Dad to get his free one!

Robert, LA – Hey Dads, come out for Friday night’s beer party on the pool deck (Dads Only) while Mom watches the kids. Team up for the Golf Cart Poker Run. Join in father, son & daughter activities and a steak dinner (fee), plus music by the Band on Saturday night.


Madison, ME – Treat Dad to a relaxing and fun weekend at Jellystone Park. There will be a special poolside Steak Barbeque with Yogi. Please sign up early. Saturday night will be our dress up Dad for the Miss Jellystone Park Beauty Contest. Judging will be on the hairiest legs, brighest lipstick, most stylish hair, prettiest earrings and over all beauty! Afternoon volleyball with son / father teams.


Hagerstown, MD – Bearyland Week June 10-16: Bears, bears, and more bears. If you like Yogi Bear and his friends, you’ll love Bearyland Week. The bears will be making lots of special visits and appearances. You just can’t be sure where they’ll pop up. Bears on Hey Wagon rides… Bears at the movie theatre… Bears riding pedal carts… During this week it will be very important to watch your pic-a-nic baskets closely.


Sturbridge, MA - DJ on Friday night, The Rugged Road band plays on Saturday.


Frankenmuth, MI – Bring Dad to Jellystone Park for some outdoor fun. Activities this weekend include tug-of-war, geocaching, and a mini golf tournament.

Grayling, MI – Aloha Campers!!  Yogi Bear welcomes you to our tropical weekend were the dress code is Hawaiian casual so don’t forget the grass skirt, leis and flip flops! Tye Dye A tee shirt, make a craft, do the limbo and have all sorts of fun with our other tropical games. Join us for our 6th annual PIG ROAST dinner ($) and dance the night away with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo at the tiki dance. (DJ)

Indian River, MI – We’ll be celebrating Dad all weekend!  Make a kite to participate in the Father-Kid Kite Fly, indulge in ice cream sundaes at the Ice Cream Social ($ – free for Dad), and enjoy an old-fashioned back yard cookout/potluck on Saturday evening.  Horse Shoe Tournament for Dads (entry fee, split the pot for the winner), scavneger hunts and more.

Silver Lake, MI – Attention all Fathers, kids, adrenaline junkies, and sports fanatics! This weekend will be action packed with various sports competitions like fishing, ladder ball, football relays & more. Enter Dad in our “Miss Jellystone” Pageant where Dad dresses up as a Miss! Or what about entering your Dad in the Father of the Year Contest? He could win Two Free Nights of Camping! You won’t want to miss a weekend full of competition! Free Donuts & Coffee for Dad on Sunday.


Austin, MN – It’s time to honor our fathers with a special gift for him and join us in our 5th Annual Golf Cart Rodeo (loaners are available.) Dads will also be able to relax and chill poolside for our annual Beer & Chip Party (21+ will be issued tickets for beer, with valid ID.) We promise to take care of your daddies all weekend long! Both Friday and Saturday night enjoy Karaoke.


Pelahatchie, MS – Dad will love relaxing at his cabin or campsite. Bring him for breakfast, he eats FREE when the family joins him.


Branson, MO – A Redneck Father’s Day Celebration: activities start Friday night with a scavenger hunt and “How Well Do You Know Dad?” Contest. The fun continues on Saturday with Battle of the Dads competition, crazy wheel barrow races and a seed spitting contest.  Plus, kids can make a special gift for Dad.

Eureka, MO – Highlights of the weekend include: Father’s Day Pie Challenge – A twist on ‘The Newlywed Game’ where Dads answer questions ahead of time, and mom and kids will try to guess Dad’s answers; FredBird™ of the St. Louis Cardinals will be here to help Yogi celebrate Father’s Day! Don’t miss out on meeting this famous bird!

New Jersey

Eureka, MO – Fishing Tournament on Saturday. Prizes awarded for the 1st fish caught, largest fish and smallest fish caught. Train rides, make a card and gift for Dad. FREE pancake breakfast for Dad! Daily summer activities begin Saturday!

New York

Cooperstown, NY – Dad, this is your time to spend with your kids! Kids can make their Dads feel like kings with Father’s Day crafts and activities. S’more packages, S’more eating contest, S’more pancakes, S’more fun! By the end of the weekend you’ll be yelling S’MORE! S’MORE! S’MORE! .

Gardiner, NY – This is Dad’s Weekend! Lots of activities for all! Kids cheer on the Dads as they have their special “sports” tournament.

Mexico, NY – It’s Dad’s turn to get some extra special treatment. Kids will make a gift for dad, Dad & Me games, mini-golf tournament and other fun games. Sign up Dad for World’s Greatest Dad Contest.

North Hudson, NY – It’s Dad’s turn to get some extra special treatment. At crafts, make Dad a gift. There will be Dads vs. kids games all weekend. What better way to celebrate the Bears’ birthday but with a party. Of course, a party isn’t a party without a Birthday Cake for Yogi Bear ™ and Boo Boo™. Thursdays are 1/2 price (campsites only) if added to a Friday and Saturday night reservation.

North Java, NY – Bring your remote controlled boats and cars for the RC Races on the Yogi Course! Bring a box and decorate your own unique race car and compete for prizes in Jellystone Park’s unique family race! Father & Son/Daughter look-a-like contest and competition. Try your luck on our new matchbox race track.

Woodridge, NY – Guess the right answer or else in Dad’s Pie Challenge. On Sunday morning be sure to go to our famous Pancake and Sausage Breakfast ($)! Dads eat free!

North Carolina

Cherokee, NC – Dad’s everywhere will wish they were here for Father’s Day! Lots of games and activities for Dads and kids this week. Don’t miss our Father’s Day Hotdog Cookout on Saturday at noon! Also don’t forget our Wet and Wild Wagon ride on Saturday!

Marion, NC – Ok kids, time to show off your Super Dad this week! We’ll have some wacky contests so Dad and kids can show off their Super powers! Be sure to register upon check-in for the Father and Child Fishin’ Derby!

Tabor City, NC – Dads weekend to kick back and relax!


Harrisville, PA – Happy Father’s Day! We will have the annual Father’s Day Weekend Horseshoe Tournament ($), along with a father-child mini-golf tournament! Make sure to enter your Dad in our GIFT GIVE AWAY! Dad will also receive a FREE WRISTBAND with the purchase of a child’s band! Enjoy the exciting show of Jungle Terry and Root Beer Floats (DADS ARE FREE), (DADS EAT FREE) breakfast on Sunday morning at Family Tradition Restaurant ($)!

Mill Run, PA – Kids and Adults are you up for the challenges this weekend? Can you eat a bug or make it from one island to the next the fastest? Or maybe dancing or singing is your specialty. A variety of TV’s popular reality shows will be played out this weekend. Participate in one or all and see who becomes the Sole / Amazing / Dancing / Singing Survivor / Star or Idol! Get Dad ready for the Ms. 2013 Jellystone Park Pageant! Treat Dad to dinner in our RESTAURANT ($) and he will get a free dessert. Evening entertainment.

Milton, PA – Friday afternoon pool party with music by DJ Chuck. Make a special craft for Dad. Join in the Father/Son Washer Toss Tournament. Sunday Breakfast for Dad. Bingo. Please note–Bicycle Helmets are required for ages 12 & under.

Quarryville, PA – Dad, it’s your turn to enjoy your special weekend with a complementary coffee and donut breakfast with Yogi Bear on Sunday morning, a Father’s Day scavenger hunt, Father/Son look-alike contest, a Dad vs. Kids root beer drinking competition, a fishing tournament, and other fun games, arts and crafts, hayrides, family movies, and entertainment by Yogi’s favorite couple, “Don & Roxy Together,” on Saturday!

South Carolina

Swansea, SC – Friday Family Fun Movie; Kid’s Crafts – Special for Dad. Choose free craft or upgrade. ($); Father’s Day Fishing Tournament; Candy Bar Bingo; Sunday Pancake Breakfast. ($) Dad’s eat FREE!

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD – Bring your “Father of the Year” to camp with Yogi Bear. Enter Dad in “Yogi Bear’s 18th Annual Father’s Day Mini-Golf Classic.” All you can eat Pancake Breakfast FREE to Dad Sunday morning.


Gatlinburg, TN – Sometimes Dad just needs a break! Treat him with a weekend of relaxation in the great outdoors.Celebrate dads with our 2nd annual Belgian Waffle breakfast ($) on Sunday with beligian waffles, coffee, juice, & milk. Dads eat for FREE! Kids can make a craft just for dad. Play a round of mini-golf where Dad putts for free! Round out his special weekend with games and movies…and maybe even a nap!

Memphis, TN (Horn Lake, MS) – Dads are King this weekend! Yogi will host a marshmallow roast in Dad’s honor. There will be scavenger hunts, ping pong tournaments and horseshoe tournaments. Don’t miss the fun!

Nashville, TN – We’re celebrating all dads this week! Join us for Dads vs. Kids Olympics, a Tug of War competition, and make cards and crafts for your Papa Bear. Find out how well you know your dad. Sign up for our Dad/Kid pizza eating contest and win free camping. Be sure to come out and help us with our new potato launcher!


Burleson, TX – Bring your dad to North Texas Jellystone Park™ for a weekend he is sure to remember. Kids make a special craft just for dad. Or, spend some quality time with the “kids vs. dads” games and team up with your dad in The Great Jellystone™ race. Treat your dad to a free ice cream sundae at our ice cream “Daddy Social”. Join in the Father-Son Look-a-Like contest. Or, dress your dad up and enter him in the 4th Annual “Mizz Jellystone Park Pageant!”

Canyon Lake, TX – It’s Dad’s special day and we want to help you make him feel that way! Join us for Father/Child games like sack races and water balloon tosses, and Father vs. Kids games like Lazer Tag , Water Wars, Dad’s play free laser tag with paid child, and MESSY Dad Trivia! Plus Dad’s eat free at the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday!

Fredericksburg, TX – All things 50s & 60s with a Father’s Day parade and dance.

Tyler, TX – This is Dad’s weekend! There will be lots of activities for all. Kids cheer on your dad and help him compete in the #1DAD Washer Pitching Tournament. Treat your dad to a yummy meal at our Cartoon Café. Dads come out for Friday night’s Poker Tournament to try and win a grand Father’s Day Surprise! (Dads only, while mom watches the kiddos. Bring your dad out to the Father’s Day Dance Saturday night. Treat your dad to a free donut breakfast on Sunday morning.

Waller, TX – BBQ Weekend Come show off your cooking skills in our bbq competition for Fathers Day! There is also going to be a kids Q!


Emporia,VA – Dad’s FREE Ice Cream Social

Gloucester Point,VA – Spend the weekend celebrating Dad! There is fun for everyone all weekend long, including dodge ball, brown bag bingo, and Jump ‘n Jives on the Jumping Pillow. Get down and messy with Fathers and Kids shaving cream games and, kids get to make some unique gifts for Dad! On Sunday morning, come on down for our annual Father’s Day Breakfast which includes biscuits, sausage, gravy, bacon, and more! Breakfast is free for everyone!

Luray,VA – It’s Dad’s turn to get some extra special treatment. Kids will make a gift for Dad at crafts, and everyone can join in the fishing contest, big splash contest, dads vs. kids water balloon fight, Cornhole tournament and more. Live Animal show on Thursday and an adult horseshoe tournament Sunday morning.

Natural Bridge,VA – Father’s Day Super Hero Academy Weekend  Dress as your favorite super hero or create a new masked identity. Test out your superpowers in our “Man (or Woman) of Steel Training Course,” and fight off the Villains at the Wet & Wild Water Balloon Faceoff. Father’s  Day Pancake Breakfast-Dads Eat Free!


Bagley, WI – Dad will feel like a king this weekend. Dads have FREE access to as many games of mini golf as he would like so he can practice his putting skills. (Mini golf special only good for this weekend.) We will be quizzing the kids to see how well they know dad, having a dad vs. child scavenger hunt, making father’s day cards, father and child wheel barrow races, shaving races, and a wacky race where the dads are the pit crew! The rendezvous is in Prairie du Chien this weekend so be sure to check it out.

Caledonia, WI – During this tropical themed weekend, you can watch real Hawaiian Luau dancers perform and also learn from them how to hula dance. Hula hoop contests, coconut bowling and pineapple eating contests are just the start of this weekend in paradise.

Fort Atkinson, WI – This weekend is all about dads!  There will be a fishing derby Saturday morning, a horseshoe tournament Sunday morning, and our annual Pinewood Derby Car Race Sunday afternoon.  Don’t forget to bring some racing decorations as we will have a decorating contest for golf carts!  Kids can even stop by the activity center to make a cool craft that dad would love!

Fremont, WI – This week is dedicated to all our loving fathers! Come enjoy fishing, bean bag toss, a horseshoe tournament, and a mini golf tournament. Kids don’t forget to make Dad a father’s day gift, and enjoy father/child games and activities. It’s time to relax and grill out for the weekend!

Sturgeon Bay, WI – Dads receive one free game of mini-golf and compete in a Father’s Day Big Splash Contest. Chocolate Pudding-eating Contest for all those willing to eat … without a spoon! DJ Dance on Saturday night.

Warrens, WI – Dad’s Week & the Annual Wizards of Rods Show.  Yogi’s team is going to have hours and hours of fun for you when you arrive. Have Yogi help you make a T-Shirt, tote bag, back pack, ceramics or stuff your own bear. Don’t forget to meet Yogi at the  Flag Pole every morning at 9 a.m.  for his Flag Ceremony.

Wisconsin Dells, WI – Holly Jolly Christmas Week Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way to Jellystone Park™! Santa Claus is coming to town for our Spectacular SI-Hey Ride and Christmas Light Display (6/ I 5 & 6/19). Spread some holiday cheer and sing your favorite Christmas Carols with the bears as we parade around our Winter Wonderland (6/14 & 6/18). Make merry at the Jingle Bell Rock dance (6/15) and Silver Bells Pool Party (6/16). Decorate yummy Christmas cookies, color a stocking, and Christmas tree ornament painting all week long! Snow man making, pine cone painting, and write a letter to Santa! Help turn our Ranger Station into the largest ginger bread house ever (6/14)! Enter our site decorating contest to deck the campground and have a chance to win a Shop N’ Camp Package valued at $199. Don’t miss the avalanche of fun planned with Yogi Bear™ during this festive season!