See nature put on a show.
Exploration doesn’t end once you’re outside our gates. Many of our parks are located near awe-inspiring national parks and natural wonders, from the mountains of Colorado to the caverns of Mammoth Cave. Make Jellystone Park your home base for exploring the wonders of nature during your family vacation, with clean and comfortable accommodations while you discover some of this continent’s greatest natural treasures.
Camping Near National Parks and State Parks
Estes Park, CO: Rocky Mountain National Park
Cave City, KY: Mammoth Cave National Park
Missoula, MT: Glacier Park
North Hudson, NY: Adirondack Mountains
North Java, NY: Letchworth State Park
Woodridge, NY: Catskill Mountains
Cherokee, NC: Smoky Mountain National Park
Luray, VA: Luray Caverns
Natural Bridge Station, VA: Natural Bridge/James River
Niagara Falls, ON: Niagara Falls
Kids love outdoor adventures and Jellystone Park campgrounds offer easy access. From hiking to geocaching, our campgrounds provide an easy way to introduce your children to nature at its most magnificent and memorable.
Some Jellystone Park campgrounds have hiking trails right on property. Take an afternoon hike and discover the trees, flowers and animals indigenous to the region, along with breath-taking views.
Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt – a geocaching app is your map and your sense of adventure is your guide. The “treasure” is usually a small trinket but the real fun is in finding it and feeling connected to the people who left it. Find out more on our geocaching page.
Turn your kids into birdbrains. Spotting and identifying birds can be fun and educational for the whole family. Take along a pair of binoculars and a notepad for writing down the birds you see and their characteristics. Be creative and make it fun – you could make a game out of searching for the state bird. Or start with a targeted list of birds and turn it into a scavenger hunt.