General Guidelines and Policies
We’ve established the following guidelines to help ensure your safety and enjoyment while in our park and the same to our other guests. Those who choose not to observe these guidelines may be asked to leave our park without any form of refund.
What’s included in my per-person camping fee?
Waterpark and Splash pad
Hourly activities – please see Campers App for the activity schedule
Aqua Cycles and Kayaks
Fishing (bring your own fishing rod)
We have an ATM conveniently located in the office.
Firewood is not permitted to be brought into the park. We have wood for sale in the Ranger Station.
Pets are welcome at Jellystone Park™ Pelahatchie. Please read the below guidelines as they vary by accommodation type.
Cabins or Lodges
Pets are allowed in some cabins and lodges but are subject to pet-friendly unit availability. A $25 non-refundable cleaning deposit per pet/per stay is required. 2 pet limit. Pets may not be left unattended in your unit. If you bring unregistered pets with you or bring pets into non-pet-friendly units, it will result in a $300 cleaning charge.
There is a 2 pet limit per site. Pets are free for RV sites. We expect that you will clean up after your pet. Pets must be on a leash at all times and may not be tethered outside without anyone present.
Pets are NOT ALLOWED on tent sites. If you bring a pet to your tent site, you will be removed from the park, and no refund will be given.
Aggressive dogs of any breed are not welcome at our park. If your dog shows protective and unfriendly behavior to strangers, please make accommodations for your pet to stay at home. If your dog exhibits this behavior during your stay, you will be asked to leave.
Violation of these guidelines is grounds for ejection from the park without a refund.
The speed limit is 9 ½ mph. Please observe our speed limit to ensure the safety of all our guests. If you are asked more than twice to slow down, you will have to park outside of the park. You will not be allowed to bring your vehicle back in. Remember, children are playing!
11 pm – 8 am (CST).
Loud or offensive noises, rowdiness, or ill-mannered conduct will not be tolerated at any time.
Only one RV or Tent is allowed per campsite. Campsites (RV and Tent) allow for a maximum of eight people per site. Maximum occupancy for cabins is the maximum number of people they are rated to sleep.
We do not allow smoking in any buildings on our property, including cabins. If you smoke inside our lodging units, cabins, or rentals, you will be charged a one-time cleaning fee of $250.
Safety After Dark
To ensure all our guests’ safety after dark, please carry a flashlight with you.
Trash and Garbage
Please place all garbage in designated dumpsters. We kindly ask that you not leave garbage sitting outside for an extended period or overnight. Charcoal is to be dumped in the fire ring at your site or cabin.
Ground Disposal of any drain water (gray or black) is prohibited by state law. Waste water from RVs (including sink water) must be disposed of into sewer drains. Do not put grease down the sewer. We also have a dump station located at the front of the park located across from the Ranger Station.
Sewer connections are required by state law and must have a tight seal by a sewer donut (or sewer ring) or a screw-type connector.
Sorry, These Aren’t Permitted.
● Firearms – This includes BB guns, Airsoft, and pellet guns.
● Metal Detectors
● Personal golf carts are not allowed. No battery-operated vehicles, motor-driven cycles, bikes, or scooters are allowed.
● Drones – For safety purposes, we do not allow drones to be flown in our park. We apologize for any inconvenience.
● Vehicle Repairs (including oil change, etc.) of vehicles and RV’s are not permitted in the park. You may check the local listings for businesses that provide these services.
Photo and Videos
Entrance to Jellystone Park™ constitutes permission for the Management of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts to photograph and/or video-graph the visitor and all his/her guests while on the premises and to use pictures/videos for lawful purposes without credit or acknowledgment to the visitor.
Your signature, provided at your check-in, gives Jellystone Park™ Pelahatchie, its assigns, licensees, and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use any picture, portrait, image, video, or photograph in all forms and media and all manners, including composite, for advertising, for publication or any other lawful purposes. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including a written copy, which may be created in connection therewith.
Pool and Water Zone Areas
We have no lifeguards at our park, only a small amount of pool monitors. They are in place to make sure rules are followed. Children under 14 must be supervised by an adult, 18+ years, at all times. Anyone behaving in an unsafe or destructive manner will be removed from the pool area. Everyone in your party MUST WEAR AN ARMBAND AT ALL TIMES. You will not be allowed to use the area without an armband. NO GLASS CONTAINERS are allowed in the pool area, and alcohol should be in a koozie.
Visitors may purchase a Day Use Pass and are required to check-in at the office upon arrival. Guests must leave the property by 10:00 pm. NO GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED ON HOLIDAY OR FULL WEEKENDS.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Cash. Sorry, NO CHECKS.
Check-In / Check-Out
RV and Tent Campsite
Check-In: 1:00 pm (CST); Check-Out: 12:00 am (CST).
Check-In: 4:00 pm (CST); Check-Out: 11:00 am (CST).
Reservations are paid in full at the time of booking.
Site Lock Fee
When booking your reservation, we will assign you a cabin based on the cabin type you selected. If you want a specific cabin, and it is available, you can reserve it with a $30 Site Lock fee. This fee is non-refundable.
Sorry, no refunds for early departures. At check-in, we honor the period of time you requested for your campsite or lodging unit. Camping is an outdoor experience, and accordingly, we do not offer refunds due to the whims of Mother Nature.
*Reservations may be revised up two times before forfeiting the entire reservation cost.
If you have COVID symptoms, have tested positive, or are under quarantine, please contact the reservation desk. They will be glad to move your reservation to a later date—no cancellations or refunds.
● Cancel 8+ days before your check-in date, and we will issue a refund, less a $30 service charge.
● Cancel 7 days or less prior to your check-in date, and you forfeit your entire deposit. No refund will be given.
● Cancel 15+ days before your check-in date, and we will issue a refund, less a $30 service charge.
● Cancel 14 days or less prior to your check-in date, and you forfeit your entire deposit. No refund will be issued.
Cancel 30+ days before your check-in date, and we will issue a refund, less a $30 service charge.
Guests failing to contact us to cancel their reservation will be considered a no-show. No refunds will be issued.
There is a $10 fee for any changes made to an existing reservation.
Refusal of Service
The Management reserves the right to refuse service, limit the length of stay and the number of persons or vehicles per site, and/or evict any person or party without refund. Park staff are not allowed to work on guests’ RVs or other personal equipment.
How will rain or other inclement weather affect my visit to the waterpark?
To ensure the safety of all our guests, the weather is constantly being monitored. If severe weather enters the area, we may be forced to temporarily close aquatic attractions until the threat has passed. We do not give rain checks or refunds for early departure. Please check the weather forecast prior to purchasing your passes. Keep an eye on social media for updates to operation regarding inclement weather.