Father’s Day

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

It 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 at one of our 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 15 (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.

U.S. Parks  (scroll down for Canada Parks) 


Elberta, AL – It’s Father’s Day Week on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, with the celebration running from June 10-16. 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 – Time to say thank you to Dad with a trip to the outdoors and a special gift! Meet the characters and spend the day with Dad miniature golfing, boating, and biking!


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!

Larkspur, CO – Yogi Bear™ 500/Father’s Day

Montrose, CO – Yogi Bear™ 500 Racin’ Weekend: Bring your family or a group of friends and compete in the Jellystone Park Amazing Relay Race … car racin’, horse racin’, scavenger hunt. Pedal carts special: buy one ride get a ride free; and fathers join us for a free all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast


Milford, DE – Help us celebrate Dad’s special day with a free craft and a card, an ice cream social ($), horseshoe and cornhole tournament along with special dad contests.


Madison, FL – Make Dad or Grandpa King For A Day! Golf and fishing tournament will be just a couple of the fun events!


Bremen, GA – Father’s Day coloring contest, make a sand plaster gift for Dad, decorate a special cupcake for him, and create a “Daddy and Me” double handprint present.


Amboy, IL – Father’s Day Sports Weekend.

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

Millbrook, IL – We’ll need all heroic dads and his crime fighting children to help win a secret battle!

Pittsfield, IL – Father’s Day Celebration, June 11-15: 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 Party: Ahoy Mates! Join Yogi Bear™ and his friends for a barrel of fun and be a pirate for the day! Explore the park on our buried treasure hunts, or relax at the pavilion for Father Face Painting, and Father of the Year Olympics!

Fremont, IN – Dads are a daughter’s first love and a son’s first hero, and we plan on celebrating all of our special Dads this weekend! Dress your dad for the Miss Jellystone ParkPageant, make him something special during craft hour, enter him in our horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, and get ready to play hard at our adults vs. kids athletic field games! We’ll give Dad a special treat at the Adults Only Horse Races too! You will also enjoy tie-dye, wagon rides, bingo, and much more!

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 Dads 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: CALLING ALL DADS! Here is your chance to compete with your kids. Join the fun with a fishing contest, a hot dog eating contest, a softball game and more. ANNUAL RIB COOK-OFF. Everyone can taste the masterpiece at the carry-in dinner following the cook-off. Once your bellies are filled, hop down to the beach for some great music and a bonfire. The gospel group, “SISTERS X TWO”, leads our Sunday service.

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 nightand the DJ will play a special Father/Daughter song.

Portage, IN – Parents’ Weekend: 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. We will have line-dancing with instructor Carlita Jenkins on Saturday night. Bingo for the adults Saturday afternoon and board games for the kids.

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

Spencer, IN – This is Dad’s weekend! Enter Dad’s name in the weekend prize drawing. Take Dad on a fun hey, hey, hey ride. Make a special Father’s Day craft gift and treat your dad to a free pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.


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 – Father’s Day Week, June 9-14: 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™ on Sunday morning. Enter Dad in “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 Park Contest- judging precedes karaoke Saturday night. Stay 5 nights Sunday-Thrusday and only pay for 4 nights.


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, breakfast, and a steak dinner (fee), plus music by the Band on Saturday night.


Madison, ME – Movies, Movies, Movies! Put on your sunglasses and be a movie star along with Yogi Bear – the Red Carpet will be out all weekend long! The Paparazzi are waiting outside the gate to take your picture with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo so don’t be late.


Hagerstown, MD – Bears, bears, and more bears. If you like Yogi Bear and his friends, you’ll love Bears Gone Wild 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 theater… Bears riding pedal carts… We’ll be celebrating Yogi Bear’s birthday this week as well. Be advised…It will be very important to watch your pic-a-nic baskets closely.


Sturbridge, MA -DJ on Friday night, hayride and Bingo.


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! Spend a weekend in bear-a-dise, Yogi Bear style! Grab your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts for some festive island fun. Join us for our 7th Annual Pig Roast ($) followed by our Saturday night Hawaiian Luau party, along with all kinds of fun and games for all ages!

Indian River, MI – Dads will receive a free gift just for camping with us this weekend!  We’ll have some special activities for dads and their kids and a  family Ice Cream Social ($ – Free for dads.)

Silver Lake, MI – Super Dad Weekend: Calling all Superheroes! Bring your Super Dad for a blast this weekend! Plenty of activities to test your super powers! Enter your Dad in the “Hero” of the Year Contest. He could win Two Free Nights of Camping! Free Donuts & Coffee for Dad on Sunday.

South Haven, MI – Come and enjoy dad vs. kids’ activities, beer tasting from a local brewery (21+ with valid ID), and can’t forget our annual Dad Diva contest.


Austin, MN – It’s time to honor our dads with a special gift for him and join us in our 6th Annual Golf Cart Rodeo (loaners are available.) Dads will also be able to relax and chill poolside for our annual Beer & Chips Party (21+ will be issued tickets for beer with valid ID.) We promise to take care of your daddies all weekend long! On Friday,enjoy Candy Bar Bingo 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 – Calling all Dads Weekend: Kids, cheer on your dad and help him compete in the Horseshoe Pitching Contest. This is Dad’s weekend! There will be lots of activities for all. Tell Dad you have dinner covered today! Enjoy a Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner – bring the whole family and Dad eats FREE! Top the day off with Father’s Day Karaoke Saturday night!

Eureka, MO – This weekend is all about dear old Dad! Make sure to sign up for our Pie challenge on Saturday! Also, you don’t want to miss a visit from FREDBIRD™ of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday! Of course, Dad’s breakfast Sunday morning is on us!

New Hampshire

Ashland, NH – ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? June 13-15 Leave your diets at home; get ready to eat all weekend long! Spaghetti Eating Contest, Pie Eating Contests, Ice Cream Eating Contest, and much more!

New Jersey

Elmer, NJ – There will be a fishing tournament with prizes in several different categories including largest fish, smallest fish, 1st fish and more. Every father will receive a special gift.

New York

Cooperstown, NY – Thanks, Dad! Join Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, and our staff as they say Thank You to Dad. Kids can make their Dads feel like kings with Father’s Day crafts, ceramics, games and other activities!

Gardiner, NY – This is Dad’s Weekend! Lots of fun 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 – Father’s Day/Bears’ Birthday Weekend – It’s Dad’s turn to get some extra special treatment. At crafts, make dad a gift. Dads vs. kids games all weekend. What better way to celebrate the Bears’ birthday than with a party. Of course a party isn’t a party without a Birthday Cake for Yogi Bear and Boo Boo.  Half-price Thursday: campsites only, if added to a Friday and Saturday night reservation.

North Java, NY – Bring your remote controlled cars for the RC Races on the Yogi Bear Course! Bring a box and decorate your own unique race car and compete for prizes in Jellystone Park’s unique family race! Check out our shaving contest, barbershop contest, and our Father & Son/Daughter look-a-like competition!

Woodridge, NY – Father’s Day Weekend

North Carolina

Cherokee, NC – Celebrate Father’s Day and Ranger Smith (June 9-15) Dad’s everywhere will wish they were here for Father’s Day!Lots of family fun for all. Don’t miss our free hot dog cook out for dad on Saturday. There will be a fishing tournament for fathers and kids. Winner will receive a one night free stay for any cabin/site toward next visit.

Marion, NC – Father’s Day Week (June 9-15) – 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!


Eufaula, OK – Dad, it’s your turn to enjoy your special weekend with a complimentary coffee and cookie on Sunday morning. A Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt; Father/Son Look-a-Like contest; and a movie by the pool.


Akron/Canton, OH – Treat Dad to a Pancake Breakfast with Yogi on Sunday Morning!! All Dads’ will receive a special gift from Yogi! Dress up Dad for the Daddy Pageant. Cheer Dad  on as he struts his stuff on the red carpet. The coveted King Daddy crown will be awarded to the best dressed Dad. Come and find out who the winner will be…

Big Prairie, OH – Boo Boo™ Birthday Party & Father’s Day Weekend: That’s right, Boo Boo is having a party and he wants you to come and join the fun. Do you think Cindy Bear™ and Ranger Smith™ will come too ?We’ll have to wait and see the invitation list, but all of our guests are invited ! Lots of fun activities with Dad to help celebrate Father’s Day.

Mt. Gilead, OH – Sports Themed Weekend.  Wear your favorite team jersey!  Join us for flag football, root beer drinking contest, father-son look alike contest, father-daughter dance, tiny car race, and family photo with Yogi Bear.


Harrisville, PA – Dads-R-Special Weekend: Happy Father’s Day! We will have the annual Father’s Day Weekend Horseshoe Tournament ($), along with a father-child mini-golf tournament! Make sure to enter your Dad in our GIFT GIVE AWAY! Dad will also receive a FREE WRISTBAND with the purchase of a child’s band! Enjoy the exciting show of Cindy the Ventriloquist and Root Beer Floats ($ – DADS ARE FREE)!

Mill Run, PA – Father’s Day and Reality TV Weekend – 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. 2014 Jellystone Park Pageant! Treat Dad to dinner in our RESTAURANT ($) and he will get a free dessert. Evening entertainment.

Milton, PA – Dad will be King for the day on Saturday. Make a special craft for Dad. Show off your King &/or Prince/Robin Hood attire & join in the Father(King)/Son(Prince or Robin Hood) Tournaments. Free Sunday Breakfast for Dad who comes with his family on Sunday. (Small fee for everyone else)Bingo of course. Please note–Bicycle Helmets are required for children under age 12.

Quarryville, PA – Dad, it’s your turn to enjoy your special weekend with a complimentary Pancake Breakfast with Yogi Bear Saturday morning, a Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt, a Dad vs. Kid Root Beer Drinking Competition, and a fishing tournament. If you’re not worn out yet, we have arts and crafts ($), hayride, family movie and Jellystone Park’s favorite entertaining couple “Don and Roxy Together” on Saturday night. Be sure to bring your chili supplies because we will be having a Father’s Day chili cook off. Prime Season rates apply.

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 19th 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 Belgian 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) – Yogi Bear’s Under Water Adventure Weekend: Come join us for a wet and wild weekend! There will be scavenger hunts, games, arts & crafts .. all with a wet twist! Don’t miss the fun!

Nashville, TN – Father’s Day Week (June 9-15) – Calling all Dads! Come compete in a week full of family games and activities just for you. Show your appreciation for Dad by making a gift and a card that can be delivered by Yogi Bear. Join us for Dads vs. Kids Olympics and a Dad/Kid Pizza Eating Contest Saturday to win a free night of camping. Dads will also receive a special gift on this special weekend.


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. Enter dad in our “Daddyoke” karaoke contest. Or, bring your “girl garb” and dress your dad up to enter him in the 5th Annual “Mizz Jellystone Park™ Pageant!” Yogi Bear™ chooses the winners.

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 Laser Tag (dads play free with paid child,) Water Wars, and MESSY Dad Trivia! Plus dads eat free at the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday.

Fredericksburg, TX – Come spend a wonderful Weekend out with your dad! And this weekend dads it’s about you! Have fun making fun crafts, watching great movies, and tons of family activities!

Tyler, TX – Yogi Bear’s Father’s Day Celebration (June 9-14) – This is Dad’s week! There will be lots of activities for all.  Kids cheer on your dad and help him compete in the #1 DAD Washer Pitching Tournament. Create a Father’s Day masterpiece at Tie-Dye t-shirts or Ceramics.  Treat your dad to a yummy ice cream treat at our Ranger Station or a free donut breakfast Sunday morning.

Waller, TX – Dad the Super Hero Weekend – All our Dads are Super Heroes in our eyes, so let’s show them how much we appreciate them. Bring Dad to the Ice Cream Social on Saturday at 3:00 for a FREE scoop of Ice Cream.

Wichita Falls, TX – Dedicated to Dad Weekend – Challenge dad in a fishing tournament, make him a special craft, compete in a scavenger hunt and more!


Emporia,VA – Make a special gift for dad, ice cream sundae social, movies nightly, wagon rides, visits from Yogi Bear™, mini-golf, horseshoe tournaments and more!

Gloucester Point,VA – Travel back in time this weekend for  Jellystone Park™ at Gloucester Point’s Father’s Day Medieval Festival. Start the weekend with a medieval themed scavenger hunt and a Jump N’ Jive on the Jumping Pillow. The fun continues on Saturday with a Flag Raising Ceremony and Tot Time just for the little ones. Making your own swords and shields at craft time so you can be prepared for the medieval LARPing tournament in the afternoon. Later bring the whole family to the jumping pillow for a jousting tournament and see which knight is the mightiest in the kingdom! After a long day of fun and games, the adults are invited to enjoy a dinner date while our Recreation Staff entertain the kids. Children’s activities will be provided outside of the rec center during dinner time. Sunday morning everyone is invited to enjoy our annual complimentary Father’s Day morning feast.

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. Five night “Super Splash” packages available midweek.

Natural Bridge,VA – Father’s Day Superhero 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 Face off. 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 – Hawaiian Luau Weekend: 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 – Father’s Day and the Wizards of Rods – Treat Dad to a FREE pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Paint a ceramic or T-shirt just for Dad. Check out all the awesome cars or just chill by the pool. Let Dad know he’s #1!

Wisconsin Dells, WI – Father’s Day Racing Week (June 13-19) – Race on down to Jellystone Park this Fathers Day week for some unforgettable fun and a FREE gift for dad! Start your engines for the Jelly-opolis 500 boxcar race (6/14 & 6/18). Challenge Dad in a root beer drinking contest and then enter the father son look-alike competition for prizes! Design a license plate, make a checkered flag, and compete in remote control car races. Sprint with dad to the Ice Cream Bar to make your own sundae! Show off your favorite race car driver colors at the Speedway Dance (6/14) and Rev-ed Up Pool Party (6/15). Decorate your campsite for a chance to win a Shop’ N Camp Package ($199 Value). Dad will not want to miss the Dells brewing company local beer and cheese tasting (6/13 & 6/17). We’re celebrating all the special Fathers in your life this week with Yogi Bear.

Canada Parks

Woodstock, NB – Dueling Daredevils Father’s Day Weekend – t’s Camper vs Camper!  Brother vs Sister!  Mum against DadORit could be a Parent vs their child!  No matter how you pair up join us as we double-dare two people per team to compete in a variety of fun and wacky events all weekend long to see who will succeed as the Dueling Daredevil Champion!  And they’re OFF!!!!  Meet us at the stables to saddle up your mustangs and broncos for the Jellystone Park Daredevil Derby and check out the competition at the Tornado Cart Races.  Ready for a workout?  See how good your endurance is on the peppy flying turtles during the Roller Races as you wing your handlebars side to side for an unforgettable ride!  Competitors…. Start your engines!!  Shine up your “cool” cars and “hot” hemmies  (bring your favourite mini car with you) and meet us at the mini car track for the Jellystone Park 500Races and watch for the checkered flag to see if you will emerge as the winner and move on to the next round.  Just about now it’s time to C-O-O-L down with some slip-slidin’ good ole’ fun so meet your competitor at the Waterslide Races Event where you’re sure to have a super-duper time!  At the end of the weekend, whether you’re a winner or a loser, Yogi Bear along with CindyBear and Boo Boo are inviting everyone to celebrate Fathers Day with a delicious Pancake and Sausage Breakfast($) on Sunday morning.  It’s every camper for himself so “give it all you got” BUT most of all…make sure you have p-l-e-n-t-y of fun competing for the Dueling Daredevil Champion 2014!

Kingston, NS – Come celebrate Yogi Bear’s big surprise birthday party Join all three bears for face painting, FREE birthday cake and balloon making! Enjoy Balloon Ping Pong, Pass the Present, Balloon Shaving Competition and Adult Cake Eating contest, but shhh , it is a surprise party

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Around the World Father’s Day Weekend – Join us for crafts and activities from around the world. On Sunday, we will have special games and contests to celebrate our fantastic fathers!