Several weekends ago, we had the opportunity to camp with friends who rented a cabin at the Jellystone Park Bremen next to our camping space. Camping at a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Bremen brought back so many memories for me! Not that I camped at any of the parks when I was kid, but I have fond memories of watching Yogi Bear cartoons on Saturday morning with my parents and picking out merchandise at my local Warner Brothers. Jim and I have introduced Bryce to the old cartoons and have fostered a fondness of the bears and Mr. Ranger in him. It only seems fitting that we camp at Jellystone Parks when we get the chance.
Overall Grade of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Bremen Campground: Thumbs Up
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The check-in process was painless and took approximately 7-8 minutes with a prepaid, online reservation through the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park website. The Ranger (that’s what they call their staff for those that have not been to a Jellystone Park) handled the entire process, explained the rules of the park, as well as handed us a color-coded map to find our numbered camping location.
Campsites at the Jellystone Park Bremen are gravel with fire rings upon request. We were booked into a pull-through space which was relatively level and required only a little blocking of a tire to level out. The site also featured a picnic table.
Cleanliness at the Jellystone Park Bremen was a priority among Ranger staff. Receptacles were placed throughout the common areas and the trash appeared to be emptied several times per day.
Wi-Fi at the campground is controlled through passcodes. Each device that you plan to use for the duration of your stay must have it’s own access code. Initially, we were provided 2 access codes which we used for our phones. I simply asked for additional access codes for our computers and the Ranger staff was more than willing to accommodate. The Wi-Fi in our space was a bit spotty; however, signal strength increased the closer we became to the Ranger Station.
The bathhouses appeared to be in good working order and clean; however, I did not take a shower in the bathhouse on this trip.
These campgrounds go all out to offer their smaller guests an opportunity to hang out and be a kid!
Playgrounds. Campers have the option of playing on 3 playgrounds while at the Jellystone Park Bremen. Playgrounds appear to be geared to different age groups with one very well suited to 4-6 year-olds, while another appeals to older children with a tire swing and a rope bridge.
Pool. Children have an opportunity to visit the Splash Pad or the pool. There is something for each age group even though children of all ages can be seen utilizing each of the pool facilities. The best feature about this setup is that there is a substantial covered picnic area where you can get out of the sun, eat a sandwich and watch the kids play on a hot day. Structured activities are focused around the pool area depending on the time of year and weather.
Activities. I LOVE the activity schedules at Jellystone Parks! Whether your child is 2 or 10, there is something for them to get involved with. On this trip, we participated in the train ride, flag raising with Yogi Bear, ceramics painting and a pirate-themed eye patch craft. While we didn’t participate on this trip, Candy Bar Bingo and the outdoor movie are always popular events. The owners also keep multiple animals and reptiles on the property including alligators (don’t’ worry – they are caged!), giant turtles and parrots.
What You Need to Know:
Fire Rings. The Ranger on duty had a staff member bring us a fire ring for our space; however, they did tell us that occasionally they run out of fire rings if they are reaching capacity. It is a good idea to request a fire ring at the time you make your reservation to ensure one will be available to you.
Some Activities are extra. If you have your heart set on tie-dying a shirt or gem mining, you’ll need to pay a little bit extra. Most activities are included.
Forget something? The store on the premises has quite a bit of essentials AND fun Yogi-related merchandise. The campground is located within close proximity, about 10 minutes, to shopping and several restaurants.