This campground was exactly what was advertised and what we were seeking: Nice sites, quiet and with a great beach. The owners/staff were friendly to the point of feeling like long-lost friends, guiding each rig to their site and answering any requests on the spot. Sites were rather large and most are quite well shaded. Hookups were clean. The beach is inconveniently (and oddly) quite a ways from the main campground, so don't expect to walk there with all your gear on a hot day. Many campers drove their vehicles to the beach, crowding around the sites that are there. The min-golf course was very run down, and the owner indicated it would be re-built next year. The sites in our area had the fire ring located at the far end of the site, which we found odd. Kids and adults had a fun, relaxing time and we found ourselves wishing we'd been able to stay another day.
Some of the best, kindest and hardest working owners/staff we've ever seen. Improvements appear to always be happening to this park. Brand new main lodge. New cabins were just being finished while we were here. And they were just putting the finishing touches on their "premium" sites, which feature narrow pond-side back-in sites on class 5 and uniquely curved concrete patio slabs. Sites at south end of park are nicely shaded and appear to be good for small groups, if you choose. Conveniently located right off I-90, but little highway noise detectable. Pool and water-slide area is nice, but way too small to handle demand on most days. Good mix of seasonal, temporary and cabins. While shade is abundant on most sites, sites are very narrow. Sites with sewer hookup are also rare and resort does not appear to offer honey-wagon service. Polite, family-oriented atmosphere with bikes and carts scurrying about. Never any noise at night. Everything is a very short walk away. Center of park features a nice pond with fountain and paddle boats, where kids try their hand at panfish and the occasional turtle. There is no beach. If the water is high enough, you can take a short float down the creek that surrounds the park. If you're bringing kids, be sure to pack light tackle, small nets, bikes and maybe even rubber boots. Bike trails attach to park. Themed weekends and other activities are listed in their website. As with most campgrounds these days, you can NOT bring in your own firewood. Jellystone Austin charges what we think is a steep $5 for a bundle of wood.
This is our benchmark for family fun, and we keep coming back. While this park has had its ups and downs over the years, mostly due to ownership issues, the campus lends itself to days of fun. Under new ownership, Yogi's has really cleaned up its act. Bathrooms are cleaner, all attractions are open and the rules are actually now enforced. The sites are varied and always rather large, with seasonals peppered throughout. You will want to rent a golf cart and/or bring your bikes, as there will be plenty of trekking around during your stay. Multiple pools, a water park, a lazy river and a suger-sand-lined swimming pond ensure plenty of things to do. The new owners take safety pretty seriously, as we noticed more lifeguards who seemed to be far more attentive than in the past. Your wristband is your ticket to everything, as this park avoids the a-la-carté route and includes pretty much everything with your stay... even mini golf. When we stayed, we were often disappointed that the pools closed so early in the evening. Firewood can be pretty expensive, as are the aforementioned golf carts.