Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground offers a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. My son’s favorite thing to do was gem mining. All you have to do is purchase a bag of sand enriched with gems, fossils, emeralds and rubies, take it to the sluice and sift through it. The water washes the sand away and what is left is all the pretty gems and fossils you get to keep. Each “panner” also receives an identification brochure so you can take it home and identify all your new gems. I love that gem mining was fun and educational at the same time. This became a perfect opportunity to explain the mining process and why it’s important. My son felt like he hit the jackpot when he discovered all of his stones, especially the fool’s gold and Obsidian.
Kids will absolutely love it here! Scheduled activities take place throughout the day, like a meet and greet with Yogi Bear and friends, train rides, arts and crafts at the recreation center and more. There’s also a swimming pool, mini golf, an arcade, dog park, playground, jump zone and even a few new additions for 2018 like Laser Tag, an RC Track for remote control vehicles and Gaga Ball, a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit.
Our last evening was spent around the campfire roasting hot dogs and discussing the highlights of our day. Much to our surprise, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo stopped by for a visit. These wonderful characters spent time at our site, took pictures with us then proceeded to visit other campers.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest is an award-winning campground and ranked in the top 1% nationwide. It truly is an exceptional place to visit, and one that you should put on your list. Whether you’re a tent camper, an RV camper, or plan to rent one of their cabins or yurts, you’re sure to have an incredible camping experience in the great outdoors of Butler County.