Terms of Service

In consideration of my participation, myself and any other participants names or unnamed on my reservation and next of kin, understand in the use of the Jumping Pillows, Pools, Splash Pad, Fishing Ponds, Karst Beach including Water Amenities, Mining Sluice, Pedal Cart, Foamball Friendly Fire, Premises or Facilities, I hereby knowingly and voluntarily releases and forever discharges Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave, its instructors, or partners of said program or event, individually or otherwise, and their respective affiliates or employees, authorized agents, directors, officers, elected officials or contractors (“Released Parties”), from any and all liability, including any loss, claims, demands, obligations, actions, causes of action, damages, costs and expenses and attorney fees, for any damage or injury from any cause whatsoever by the undersigned’s use of and participation in any Activities at the Park or from the negligent acts or omissions of any third party.

I understand that waivers are required for certain activities and amenities and it is my resposibilty to review and sign those waivers before participating in those activites. 

Your Site # is subject to change prior to arrival, unless a site lock fee was paid during the time of booking.

By accepting this reservation, Guest hereby waives, releases and discharges and covenants not to sue Sun Communities for all claims and liability for personal injury, accidents, property damage, any other claim arising out of or in connection with Guests' use of Rental/Property.  Further, Guest agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sun Communities from all losses, claims, expenses and demands, including attorneys' fees, that Sun Communities may incur arising out of or in connection with Guests' use of the Rental/Property. Guest further agrees to be responsible and liable for the actions and safety of every person in their group. Sun Communities reserves the right to remove any renter, occupant or guest who is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a State sexual offender registration program.

If applicable, a daily $10 USD resort fee is added to each reservation. Fee includes Wi-Fi, basic cable, activities, access to onsite facilities and more. Amenities may vary by location.Sun does not guarantee that amenities will be available to guests at all times. Certain amenities are subject to seasonal closures, closure for repair, maintenance, or other purposes, or may not have capacity to accommodate all guests at the desired time of use.


RV SITES:                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHECK-IN TIME: 2PM CST                                                                                                                                                                                            CHECK-OUT TIME: 11AM CST

VACATION RENTALS:                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHECK-IN TIME: 3PM CST                                                                                                                                                                                            CHECK-OUT TIME: 11AM CST

Check-In For Cabins: During peak seasons or inclement weather conditions, all units may not be ready by 3 P.M., and your patience is appreciated. Our staff takes pride in making sure the units are clean & maintained prior to each Guest's arrival, and therefore we do not allow Guests to enter units that are not yet cleared for Check-In. There will be no compensation for units not available at 3 P.M.

  • Early check-in may be available for $30; contact the resort office the morning of your arrival for availability. Late check-outs may be available for $30; check with the resort office on your day of departure for availability. Any guests that have not shown up 24 hours after their check-in time, and have not made prior arrangements with the resort staff, will be considered a no-show reservation and forfeit their deposit.


  • Nightly/Weekly Stays:
    • No refunds are given on or after arrival.
    • Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance will be refunded in the form that was used for the payment minus a $20 administration fee.
    • Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to your arrival date result in forfeiture of the deposit.                                    

Monthly Stays:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No refunds on or after arrival. Cancellations made at least 45 days in advance will be refunded in the form in which it was paid,                               but are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Deposit will be forfeited for all reservations cancelled less than 45 days prior to your                                   arrival date.

SITE LOCATIONS & ACCOMIDATIONS:                                                                                                                                                                     All site numbers are subject to change prior to arrival unless a lock site fee was paid during booking. All RV types are permitted unless prevented by specific site constraints.

PERMITTED OCCUPANTS:                                                                                                                                                                                          All reservations have a maximum of 6 guests unless otherwise stated. Rates are based on the maximum occupancy of the site. The individual reserving the site must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

GUESTS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Campers are responsible for their guests and visitors. Each guest and visitor must register at the Ranger Station and pay the guest fee of $10 per person per day. Guests may stay overnight following their day access.

AMENITIES:                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Please remember that all amenities are on a seasonal AND weather-dependent schedule that may have limited hours during the spring and fall. We reserve the right to close any facilities at our discretion without prior notice. Please refer to posted rules and regulations throughout the property for additional information on our amenities. Specific locations require guest to display their property-issued wristband while on site, as well as for access to amenities.

GENERAL RULES:                                                                                                                                                                         

All vehicles must display parking pass at all times.                                                                                                                                                   

Alcoholic Beverages are restricted to your campsite for use in moderation only.

  • Behavior: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ is a privately owned camping resort. Most people have good sense and respect for others. If you do not, remember that we enforce our rules to protect our campers and our Park. Loud, rowdy or other inappropriate behavior of any kind will result in your removal from the Park without benefit of any refund. Management reserves the right to evict, at our discretion and without refund, any person whose conduct is objectionable or violates Park rules.
  • Bicycles: When riding a bicycle at Jellystone Park please obey all traffic rules and stop signs. Also, bicycles are not permitted after dark, this is for the safety of all our guests.
  • Reservation policy:
    • All nightly and weekly reservations require a deposit of two nights or half of your stay, whichever is greater.
    • $9.99 resort fee per day
    • Lock site fee $25 and is non-refundable. 
    • All reservations are firm upon arrival and no refunds will be allowed for early departure no matter the situation that causes the departure. Please do not ask for a refund after check-in.
  • Cabin Cleaning: Cabins are expected to be left in reasonable clean condition. Charges will be assessed for damages and extraordinary cleaning.
  • Campfires are part of the camping experience. However, put the fire out properly when not attended. All fires must be of reasonable size so it does not endanger anyone or anything. Do not move fire rings.
  • Drones & Hoverboards: Drones and hoverboards are not allowed in the park due to safety reasons.
  • Firewood should not be brought in from out of Kentucky. Pests and diseases harmful to our trees are frequently transported this way and have killed numerous trees in our Park already. In compliance with a request from the Commonwealth of Kentucky we no longer allow out-of-state firewood in the Park. If through oversight you brought some into the Park, please do not take it off your truck/camper/vehicle. Please transport it back out of the Park when you continue your journey. We offer firewood for sale at the Ranger Station at a reasonable price and will gladly deliver it to your site upon request. For more information, click here: https://www.dontmovefirewood.org/map/kentucky/
  • Fishing Ponds: Fishing is allowed in the ponds; however, it is catch and release only. Swimming is not allowed in the ponds.
  • Golf Carts: We have a limited number of golf carts for rent. We recommend reserving at the time you make your reservation. You must be 21 years old to reserve and drive our golf carts. A credit card on file is required to rent a cart.
    • Rent a 4-seater golf cart for $70 per day
    • Rent a 6-seater golf carts for $125 per day
    •  Personal golf carts can be registered at Ranger Station for $25 per day.
  • Litter: Please help keep our Park beautiful. Please do not litter and please do not throw cigarette butts on the ground.
  • Minimum Check In/Reservation age is 21 Years Old.
  • No Operations of Unlicensed Motorized Vehicles: For example, scooters, mini-bikes, ATV's. You must be a legal licensed driver to operate any motor vehicle. Mopeds only allowed with current road license.
  • No Pets in Rental Cabins: Due to health regulations, pets are not permitted in any of our rental units except pets that are registered in our pet friendly cabins. If a pet is found in any of these areas, you will forfeit all rental fees, be charged a special cleaning fee, and will be asked to leave the Park. We have 8 different pet friendly cabins. Please make sure you choose an apropriate pet friendly cabin. 
  • Pets staying in Campsites: Pets (maximum of 2) are allowed on your campsite on a leash and under the owner's control at all times. They must be kept in a camper, tent or RV at night and must never be left unattended. Unattended and/or noisy pets are grounds for immediate removal from the Park without refund. Pets are not allowed in rental cabins (except 1 – 20 and 33-38), pools and pool areas, Karst Beach, or camp resort buildings, or people playgrounds. Aggressive pets are not allowed and will not be tolerated. No breeds perceived by others to be aggressive breeds are permitted in the park including but not limited to Dobermans, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Mastiffs and others due to requirement of our insurance. Dog walk areas are available and marked on the Park perimeters. Please clean up and dispose of all pet waste -- doggie bags are provided for your convenience. 
  • Propane: We can refill proper propane tanks for a fee. Please call or come to the Ranger Station.  Propane refills are only available from 9am to 5pm.
  • Proper Swim Attire at Pool Areas, Water Zone Splashpad, Karst Beach and Waterslide: Cut offs and street clothes are not acceptable. Parents need to accompany 16 year olds and under at all water facilities. Please help us with these safety issues. Under garments are not swimwear and not appropriate to be in our pool areas. No lifeguards are on duty at the pools; swim at your own risk.
  • Quiet Hours: For the comfort of your neighbor, quiet time begins at 11:00 PM CST. This means no radios, loud music or disturbing noises. Quiet time is from 11:00 PM CST to 8:00 AM CST (strictly enforced). All children are to be at your site/cabin during this time. All golf carts must be left at sites/cabins during this time. 
  • Radios: Please keep the volume at a level so you can enjoy it, but your neighbors do not have to.
  • Recycling: We offer recycling of aluminum, glass and plastic at the Park. Recycling bins are located at the Hilltop Pavilion and Karst Beach.
  • Safe, Slow Driving is a Must for cars, bicycles and golf carts. Children are at play throughout the entire Park. Please observe the 5 1/2 MPH speed limit on all Park roads. This applies to the rental carts as well.
  • Safety Reasons: We do not allow fireworks, firearms, or weapons of any kind, ATV's, go-carts, scooters or mini-bikes.
  • Security Gates: When you check in you will receive one car tag and one barcode pass that are required for entry into our park. Extra vehicles will be required to register in the Ranger Station to receive a car tag and a barcode pass. Extra barcode passes are $10.
  • Site Restrictions: Camping rates are for 1 camping unit plus 1 vehicle; an additional tent or vehicle may be added for an additional fee. Additional tent added to a site is $10 a night. Extra vehicle $10 a night. Camping rates are based on 6 persons per site, additional per person fees are $10 per night (ages 3-60). A Maximum of 8 persons and one family per site. Please do not ask for exceptions as we feel this is very generous.
  • Site Lock Fee: You may pay a $25 fee to request a certain cabin or campsite that guarantees that specific cabin or site unless something is physically wrong with the cabin or campsite that makes it unrentable. In this case the request fee would be refunded. If you do not have a paid cabin or campsite request you may be moved to a different site number but still remain in the same site/cabin type. If you have allergies or asthma, please inform your reservationist at booking time so you are not placed in a cabin that has had pets in it.
  • Smoking: is not allowed in all buildings and cabins, game room, swimming pools, Water Zone Splashpad and waterslide areas. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly.
  • Trash Bags: should be placed by the street between 8-10AM and we will pick it up. Please do NOT put it out the night before, as we have critters that just love to get into trash bags and make a mess.