by Traci L. Suppa
This seasonal camping and cabin resort in the Catskills is swarming with families all summer, lured by the activities, amenities, and wood cabins offering a rustic camping experience without too much “roughing it.” RVs are also welcome. One-room cabins accommodate two to five people with a double bed and bunk beds. Two-room cabins fit up to six. Deluxe lodges are completely furnished with lofts. There’s free Wi-Fi in all.
On the grounds there are two playgrounds, sports courts and a fully stocked five-acre lake with fishing docks, as well as paddleboat, kayak and rowboat rentals. A lot of action revolves around the outdoor pool and Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, which features two slides, water cannons, sprayers and bubblers. Planned activities include games, scavenger hunts, crafts and live entertainment. There’s an indoor game room, too.
You’ll be making most of your own meals, but there is a snack bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The onsite convenience store provides groceries, RV and camping supplies.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool and water park
- Comfortable cabins with bunk beds
- Planned daily activities
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
My family and I rented a premium RV. It was very functional but design was a little dated. There website was not specific to the following surprises we encountered; it was equipped with dinnerware for 6, pots, baking pan, cake pan, coffee machine ( no k-cup), toaster, small oven, 3 burner stove, fridge and freezer ( froze things quickly), AC was perfect. Full size private bedroom ( mattress needs to be changed you can feel the springs), 2 sets of bunk beds ( twin & cot size mattress, great for young ones ) and small TV with cable service. Lots of storage space. Waterworks park for kids, small 3 ft pool and a family pool 4ft-8ft deep. Lots and lots of activity to do throughout the day. Staff was super friendly. We got lucky and was able to check in at 12:30 because it was clean and ready. Yogi Bear, Cindy and Boo Boo were there. They even went around in golf cart to see kids at sites, super cute. Laundry machines are $2.25 with quarter only ( open 24 hrs). Showers clean and spacious.( open 24 hrs) Golf carts rent $54 2 night minimum. We loved it. Wifi service was very weak, I was not able to connect it.
My family had our annual vacation at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres from August 22 through August 25. When we arrived at this resort an employee tried to kick us out of the premise until my sister who booked the reservation arrived. She refused to allow us to stay in the parking lot to wait for her. Furthermore, my brother who arrived a day earlier was returning a life jacket and the same employee was nasty and rude to him. My brother is usually very understanding and calm but this experience left him very angry and upset. That's a big deal! Lastly but most importantly, the same employee assigned us to three delux cabins and one of them was infested with bees. My brother in law ended up get stung in the face. This is not only crazy but dangerous since we had 3 babies and 7 little kids with us. Now, I hate to call anyone racist but during our interaction with this employee, we noticed that her attitude and behavior towards those who were white customers were quite different from the way she treated our family. And what makes this incident even worse is that when we tried to report her we find out that her name was Jennifer Long, the manager of this resort. What the?!! Shame on you Jennifer Long! Shame on you, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres for hiring her. Racism should not be tolerated! Everyone needs to be respected! Now is your time to do what is right, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres. I tried to do this quietly by contacting the corp office but you refuse to response so you gave me no choice.