O'Connell's Yogi Bear Park

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O'Connell's Yogi Bear Park

970 Green Wing Road - PO Box 200, Amboy, IL 61310-0200 view map

Jellystone Park™ RV Resort in Illinois

Why do families continue to visit O'Connell's Yogi Bear RV Resort year after year? The answer is simple. We offer groups, families and couples the exciting opportunity to reconnect in a tranquil outdoor environment. Located just 90 miles west of Chicago and 80 miles east of the Quad Cities, our location is perfect for exploring nearby attractions.

Our Illinois RV resort caters to all types of camping groups. From tent sites to spacious, fully equipped RV sites, we're sure to have the perfect space for you to relax and unwind. Cabins, deluxe cottages and park models are also available for rent.

O’Connell’s Yogi Bear RV Resort is a great place to spend your weekends. Those staying with us will discover plenty to do. The campground offers three heated swimming pools, spas, kiddie pools and beach swimming. A double-flume waterslide, paddle boat rentals, mini golf, four playgrounds, hiking trails, fishing, food service, hayrides, and daily planned activities make this Jellystone Park™ RV Resort the premier Illinois RV resort.

Amenities

  • Clubhouse
  • Bike Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub
  • Fishing
  • Near Beach
  • Creek / Lake / Canal / River / Ocean Frontage
  • RV Storage
  • Pets Welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Store
  • Nature / Hiking Trails
  • Mini Golf
  • Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Waterfront sites
  • Picnic/BBQ Area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes

Rentals

Deluxe PM w/Porch

Lake View Deluxe PM w/Porch

Loft Park Model /No Pets

Rustic 1 Room Cabins

RUSTIC CABINS: One room. Each cabin has 2 sets of bunk beds with a twin bed on the top and a double bed on the bottom, air conditioner, dorm sized refrigerator, countertop, table/bench. Outside there is a picnic table, campfire ring, cold water faucet.

Rustic 2 Room Cabins

RUSTIC CABINS: Two room. Each cabin has 2 sets of bunk beds with a twin bed on the top and a double bed on the bottom, air conditioner, dorm sized refridgerator, table/bench. Outside there is a picnic table, campfire ring, cold water faucet.

Standard PM Stone Patio

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Location

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Activities

Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at O'Connell's Yogi Bear Park. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

We currently offer the following activities:

  • Activities Center
  • Ceramics
  • Childrens Programs - Fee
  • Co-ed Water Aerobics
  • Banquet Center & Party Room
  • Planned Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Children's Program
  • Lake Fishing
  • Weekly Dances
  • Beach
  • 4 Playgrounds
  • Creative arts and crafts classes and projects
  • Kids Activities
  • Activities Director
  • Bingo/Card Playing
  • Dancing
  • Volleyball
  • Nightly Outdoor Movie Theatre
  • Field Games
  • Visits with Jellystone Park Characters
  • Paddle Boats
  • Kayak Rentals

Events

New Season's Celebration Bash

Starts: 04/17/2020 - Ends: 04/19/2020

Celebrate the NEW season with a bang! Come to the campground as we open 2020 in style! Jump on the first hayride of the year, join Ranger Smith in his campground clean up where you can earn prizes, and count down with us at the Pic-a-Nic Basket Drop Saturday night during the DJ dance featuring DJ 815!

Paint & Wine Party

Starts: 04/18/2020 - Ends: 04/18/2020

Painting Party & Crafts with Lucy. (Wine available for participants over age 21 only.)
Pre-register and purchase tickets online only at: https://lrschmidt99.wixsite.com/lucyspaintings/classes-workshops

Rise & Shine Yogi Bear

Starts: 04/24/2020 - Ends: 04/26/2020

Join us in the Pots and Pans Parade as we march to the Bear Cave Saturday morning to wake the Bears from their long winter hibernation. Do you dare take the dastardly dip into Boo Boo Lake Saturday afternoon? Prizes for silliest dip costume!
Get your tickets early for the Ranger Smith Paint and Punch Party($)! Don't miss the Pajama Party and DJ dance Saturday night featuring Spin1DJ and the Bears!

Camping in Colors Weekend

Starts: 05/01/2020 - Ends: 05/03/2020

Spring has sprung and the colors of the campground are coming out! Put on your jogging shoes and enter the Color Run. Play a game of 'Painted Twister' with your friends. Join us for the many tie dye activities throughout the weekend too! Don't miss Saturday nights dance featuring DJ Twist! Colorful camping at its best!

Moms Just Wanna Have Fun

Starts: 05/08/2020 - Ends: 05/10/2020

Bring Mom out to the park to celebrate her special day! Participate in the Bloom and Groom event and help plant flowers around the park for all to enjoy! Sign up early for Cindy Bear's Paint and Pop Party ($).
Enjoy our Tea Party and Fashion Show showcasing our new Jellystone apparel from our Ranger Station! Compete in the Mother/Daughter Look-a-Like Contest at the dance Saturday night, featuring Big Daddy Woo Hoo, Rockford based funk and R&B band.
Mother's Day Breakfast Sunday morning!

Bark in the Park

Starts: 05/15/2020 - Ends: 05/17/2020

Help us celebrate our furry friends with a Pet Parade, Pet Talent Show, and Pet-a-Palooza where you can shop everything pet related and see animals up for adoption! The Midwest Jack Russell Terrier Club will be in the park with dog races and various competitions!
Join us at the dance where Last Call band will be bringing us tunes to groove to Saturday night!

Memorial Day Music Fest

Starts: 05/22/2020 - Ends: 05/25/2020

Summer is right around the corner and we are ready to celebrate the holiday in Jellystone style! Enjoy the music throughout the park all weekend!
Do you have what it takes to win the Hot Dog Eating Contest? Bring your family out to the Ski Board Races and shop all the sweet deals at the vendor show Saturday afternoon. Save your energy though because we'll be ready to dance the night away at the DJ dance Saturday night!
We'd be honored if you would join us as we honor our lost loved ones at the Memorial Day Service Monday morning.

Paint & Wine Party

Starts: 05/23/2020 - Ends: 05/23/2020

Painting Party & Crafts with Lucy. (Wine available for participants over age 21 only.)
Pre-register and purchase tickets online only at: https://lrschmidt99.wixsite.com/lucyspaintings/classes-workshops

Vendor Market Show

Starts: 05/24/2020 - Ends: 05/24/2020

A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm.
Vendor booth space available($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

Ye Ole' Yogi Bear Renaissnace Faire

Starts: 05/29/2020 - Ends: 05/31/2020

Travel back in time with us as we visit the Renaissance period! Wear your best period dress to compete in the costume contest. Shop the Vendor Fair where you can find all kinds of deals on unique crafts and merchandise, see the princess fairy, and practice your archery skills with Sauk Valley Archers. Try your hand out at Slaying the Campground Dragon, enter a friendly jousting competition for all ages and claim your title as Lord or Lady of Jellystone Park!
You won't want to miss Nashville recording artist, Chris Cavanaugh, live on stage Saturday night!

Vendor Market Show

Starts: 05/30/2020 - Ends: 05/30/2020

A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission inlcuded in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm.
Vendor booth space available($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

Wild West Weekend

Starts: 06/05/2020 - Ends: 06/07/2020

We're fixin' to have a hoopin', hollerin' good time here at Jellystone Park! Wanted: Lil' Buckaroos and Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ages to participate in a weekend full of wild west fun!
Come join the fun Friday night at the free line dance lessons with Dixon Country Dancing and put your new moves to the test when Lil Miss Whiskey performs live Saturday night at the dance!

Paint & Wine Party

Starts: 06/05/2020 - Ends: 06/05/2020

Painting Party & Crafts with Lucy. (Wine available for participants over age 21 only.)
Pre-register and purchase tickets online only at: https://lrschmidt99.wixsite.com/lucyspaintings/classes-workshops

Mardi Gras

Starts: 06/12/2020 - Ends: 06/14/2020

It may not be New Orleans but we sure do know how to party here at Jellystone Park! Complete with beads, parade and much more! Register early for Yogi Bear's Mardi Gras Paint and Punch Party ($)! Bring your Mardi Gras costume and join the contest with DJ Twist at the Masquerade Ball Saturday night! Who will be crowned king or queen of the Masquerade Ball? Find the baby in the cake and the crown is yours!
Fun festivities all weekend!

Dad Days of Summer

Starts: 06/19/2020 - Ends: 06/21/2020

Bring Dad out to the park to enjoy some summer fun with the family! FREE gift for all the Dads! Bring your gear to compete in the fishing tournament. Enter Dad in the Super Dad Contest! The Jellystone Joggers are putting on their annual Ducks for Dads event to help raise money for cancer research.
As the sun sets Saturday night, come dance the night away to live music from McCrae, winner of 2019 Chicago's Got Talent!

Bears Birthday Bash

Starts: 06/26/2020 - Ends: 06/28/2020

It's cake! It's ice cream! It's party games! It's a big ol' birthday bash for the Bears here at Jellystone Park! Get your tickets early for the Yogi Bear Birthday Paint and Punch Party ($)!
The smells of BBQ and savory smoke will be in the air Saturday afternoon during the Relay for Life Cook Off! Put your dancing shoes on and join us at the DJ Dance Saturday night featuring DJ 815!

Boo Boo Big Boom July 4th Celebration

Starts: 07/03/2020 - Ends: 07/06/2020

FIREWORKS SHOW on Saturday, July 4th! Happy Birthday America! Celebrate the holiday here at the park with a foam party, vendor show, golf car parade, boat regatta race and much, much more! DJ 815 is bringing us dance tunes before and after the Saturday night fireworks!
'Finding Home', local band of five siblings, entertains us Sunday afternoon in the Activities field so bring your picnic and join us!

FIREWORKS SHOW

Starts: 07/04/2020 - Ends: 07/04/2020

The Grand Fireworks Show to celebrate America's birthday. The fireworks show is shot near Yogi Bear Lake and is included with your paid registration fee to the campground.

Vendor Market Show

Starts: 07/05/2020 - Ends: 07/05/2020

A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm. Vendor booth space available ($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

Pirates Weekend

Starts: 07/10/2020 - Ends: 07/12/2020

Arrgh mateys, it's time to Walk the Plank at the Pool Party! It's wet! It's wild! It's fun in the sun! Come to the park in yer finest togs and join the Pirate Costume Contest! The adventures start right away with a Treasure Hunt and continue all the way to the Shanty Shake Beach Party with DJ Twist! Come to the party early to join in the FOAM Fun!

Paint & Wine Party

Starts: 07/11/2020 - Ends: 07/11/2020

Painting Party & Crafts with Lucy. (Wine available for participants over age 21 only.)
Pre-register and purchase tickets online only at: https://lrschmidt99.wixsite.com/lucyspaintings/classes-workshops

Yogi Bear Tropical Get-a-Way

Starts: 07/17/2020 - Ends: 07/19/2020

Enjoy the sand and the sun with the Bears this weekend! Wet hayrides, Water Limbo, and a Luau Saturday night featuring Super Red Hot Karaoke and DJ! Bring your grass skirts and your best hula dancing skills!

Wanting to relight your marriage flame and renew your vows? Wedding vow renewal ceremony right here on Boo Boo Beach.

Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

Starts: 07/18/2020 - Ends: 07/18/2020

Wanting to relight your marriage flame and renew your vows? Wedding vow renewal ceremony right here on Boo Boo Beach. Cake for all at the luau afterwards.
Pre-registration required to participate in the renewal ceremony, contact Victoria (at the property) for details. (815) 857-3860 ext 201.

Christmas in July

Starts: 07/24/2020 - Ends: 07/26/2020

All the joys of Christmas without the chill! Santa is here on vacation with his lovely wife and they are excited to have breakfast with everyone Saturday morning! The weekend is packed full of silly fun such as Snow Ball Fights, Site Decorating Contest, Christmas Parade, a vendor show, and more! Get your pets picture taken with Santa and join us for the tree lighting ceremony Friday night!

Vendor Market Show

Starts: 07/25/2020 - Ends: 07/25/2020

A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm. Vendor booth space available ($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

Under the Big Top Weekend

Starts: 07/31/2020 - Ends: 08/02/2020

Come to the park and clown around this weekend! See Jason Kollum, Circus Arts performer, during the kids carnival! Attend the free circus arts workshop and comedy show Saturday afternoon and join us at the Dance Saturday night with DJ Twist where Jason will be doing balloon twisting for all the kids!

Aw Shucks! It's Country Weekend

Starts: 08/07/2020 - Ends: 08/09/2020

Mosey on over to the park for a weekend of country shenanigans! Barnyard Bingo, Country Corn Boil, and live music by 'Blue Steel' country band Saturday night! Brush up on your dancing skills at our free line dance lessons Friday night by Dixon Country Dancing!
See the farm animals Saturday afternoon and get your picture taken with a pony, bunny, goat, or chicken! If yer hankerin' for some good grub and a great time don't dilly dally! Lots to do at the park!

Blues, Bears & BBQ

Starts: 08/14/2020 - Ends: 08/16/2020

Join us this weekend for live music by Downtown Rhythm Kings! There's a weekend of fun and games planned for all ages. Get some good old fashioned BBQ, from our special guest BBQ vendor and of course spend some quality time with the Bears! There's never a dull moment here at the park where lifetime memories are made!

Vendor Market Show

Starts: 08/15/2020 - Ends: 08/15/2020

A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm.
Vendor booth space available($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

Super Heroes Weekend

Starts: 08/21/2020 - Ends: 08/23/2020

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Yogi Bear and his friends saving the day here at Jellystone Park! Come join the fun as we celebrate our own super heroes! Dress up as your favorite super hero and attend Super Hero training where you will become an official super hero of Jellystone Park upon completion!
Sign up early for Yogi Bears Super Hero Paint and Punch Party ($)! Dance the night away under the stars Saturday night to live music!

Blast from the Past

Starts: 08/28/2020 - Ends: 08/30/2020

Step back in time to eras past and enjoy a weekend of magic and memorabilia! Dig out your fringed vests, bell bottoms, and bowl cuts and channel your inner flower child as we return to the groovy sixties. Dance on Saturday night with groovy tunes brought to you by DJ Twist.

Wacky Water Labor Day Weekend

Starts: 09/04/2020 - Ends: 09/07/2020

What better way to spend your holiday than right here at Jellystone Park with the Bears! Don't miss the foam dance party with Super Red Hot Karaoke and DJ on the beach, wet hayrides, water balloon launches, giant slip and slide, live band Saturday night and more! It's a wild and wacky weekend of wet fun in the sun!

Vendor Market Show

Starts: 09/06/2020 - Ends: 09/06/2020

A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm.
Vendor booth space available($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

Glamping with the Grandparents Weekend

Starts: 09/11/2020 - Ends: 09/13/2020

Glamorous Camping at its best! Celebrate this Grandparents Day at Jellystone Park making memories with all your loved ones! Sign your team up for the Mini golf competition! Get your ticket early for the Ranger Smith's Paint and Punch Party ($)! Join the Nature Hike, attend one of the free craft demos, and enjoy live music and dancing Saturday night! Kids can paint a plate for their grandparents in the Recreation Center while supplies last.

The Big Thank You

Starts: 09/18/2020 - Ends: 09/20/2020

It's that time of the year again when we want to shower YOU with thanks for all you do to make Jellystone Park a wonderful place to camp and play! FIREWORKS SHOW Saturday night and 'Problem Child' performs at the dance with giveaways.
Free amenities all weekend!

Cindy Bear Scarecrow Festival

Starts: 09/25/2020 - Ends: 09/27/2020

The leaves are turning, the nights are crisp and it's a perfect time for campfires, s'mores and a chili cook-off. Jump on the hayride or join us at the Pie Social. Bring your scare crow supplies and enter your scarecrow in our Scarecrow Decorating Contest to win prizes!
Dance Saturday night featuring Vinyl Destinations Band.

Frightfully Fun Halloween Weekend

Starts: 10/02/2020 - Ends: 10/04/2020

Tickle your terror fancy and enter the Haunted Spook Barn on Saturday if you DARE! (Spook Barn entrance included with paid park admission.) Join us for a frightfully fun weekend filled with costume contest, site decorating contest, trick-or-treating, and much more!

Haunted Spook Barn

Starts: 10/03/2020 - Ends: 10/03/2020

Tickle your terror fancy and enter the Haunted Spook Barn...if you dare! Entrance is included with paid park admission.

Frightmare Before Closing

Starts: 10/09/2020 - Ends: 10/12/2020

Gravestones, Ghouls and Ghastly Goblins await you in your scream filled travels to our horrifying Haunted Spook Barn. (Spook Bar entrance included with paid park admission.)
All the thrills and chills of costume contest, site decorating contest, trick-or-treating, Pumpkin Carving Contest, and Jack O'Lantern Jamboree where zombies and witches alike can monster mash the night away!
Also, vendor show on Sunday.

Haunted Spook Barn

Starts: 10/10/2020 - Ends: 10/10/2020

Tickle your terror fancy and enter the Haunted Spook Barn...if you dare! Entrance is included with paid park admission.

Vendor Market Show

Starts: 10/11/2020 - Ends: 10/11/2020

A variety of vendor booths, including many crafters. Consumer admission included in your camping fee. 10 am to 2 pm. Vendor booth space available ($) by contacting the property directly at (815) 857-3860.

Hibernation Weekend

Starts: 10/16/2020 - Ends: 10/18/2020

It's been a superb season here at Jellystone Park! Join us as we have one last blast with the Bears! Ranger Smith is here to help us tuck in our favorite fuzzy friends for their long winter's nap. Pajama Party fun with a DJ Dance featuring Spin1DJ services, Glow Hayride, Trunk or Treating, a trip to the Magical Pumpkin patch and much more!

Policies

General Policies:

  • Site check in: 4 p.m.
  • Site check out: 3 p.m.
  • Rental check in: 4 p.m.
  • Rental check out: 11 a.m.
  • Minimum check In age is 21 years old.
  • Rates are based on 2 adults and dependent children.
  • Guests aged 18 years old and under at the time of check in are considered children.
  • Pets are allowed at campsites, not rentals.
  • 1 camping vehicle per site.
  • Max length on water & electric sites is 26 Feet.
  • The rates displayed do not include any applicable service fees or charges for optional incidentals.
  • For late arrival arrangements, please contact our After Hours (815) 757-3861.
  • If I used a credit card for a deposit, guarantee or payment, I authorize MHC Property Management L.P. to charge any expenses incurred during my stay to that credit card or apply funds you have on deposit with us against what I owe.

 

Reservation & Payment Policies:

  • Your credit card will be charged Itinerary Total prior to arrival, up to a maximum deposit of $250.00. Any remaining balance will be due on arrival.
  • If you cancel your reservation 14 or more days prior to arrival, you will be charged a $25 administrative fee. 
  • If you cancel your reservation within 14 days of arrival, you will forfeit your deposit; up to a maximum of $250.
  • In the case of multiple sites booked cancellation penalties apply to each site that is cancelled or changed.
  • Prices and site type are subject to availability.
  • No refunds will be issued for early check out.
  • Due to health regulations, pets are not permitted in any of our rentals. If a pet is found on the premises you will forfeit all rental fees and deposits, and will be asked to leave the park.

 

Helpful Information

  • Displayed rates and package prices are subject to change.
  • Site assignments cannot be guaranteed.
  • Golf carts are available to rent for $65 per day or $280 per week. $100 refundable deposit required.
  • You may bring a golf cart of your own into the park as long as it meets park regulations of 4-wheeled, lights (front & rear) and horn ($10 fee will apply).
  • Not permitted: lift kits, oversized tires or 3-wheeled cars.
  • Proof of insurance and a copy of Driver's license(s) are required.
  • Only licensed drivers may operate the cart.

 

Rules and Policies:

  • This is a family oriented park and we will have a good time. We want all of our guests to enjoy our facilities and have a safe relaxing stay. This will be possible with your help.
  • Please respect other campers and our park facilities.
  • We reserve the right to protect the rights of our guest, trees, and other natural beauties for the benefit and safety of all.
  • Parents are responsible for their children's actions.
  • Children are to be accompanied to washrooms and pools.
  • All children under 18 are to be at your site during quiet hours.
  • SMOKE FREE ILLINOIS. Our campground follows the State of Illinois smoke free policy that was enacted on January 1, 2008 that prohibits smoking within 15' from any public entrance or in any public building. Campfires are part of the camping experience. However, put them out properly when not attended.
  • All fires must be of reasonable size so as to not to endanger anyone or anything.
  • Proper swim attire is requires at the water slide and pool area.
  • Parents need to accompany children 16 years old and younger at all water facilities.
  • No lifeguards on duty.
  • Safe, slow driving is required for cars, bicycles & golf carts as children are at play throughout the entire park. Please observe the 5 MPH speed limit on all park roads.
  • For the comfort of your neighbor, quiet time is from 11:00pm to 7:00am. This means no radios, loud music, or disturbing noises. Quiet time is from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am (strictly enforced). All children are to be at your site during this time.
  • Pets are allowed in the camp resort, with the pet owner responsible for cleaning up after the pet and keeping the pet under control (leashed & refrained from excessive barking).
  • Pets are not allowed at the beach, Boo Boo's lake, pools, waterslide or camp resort buildings.
  • Scooters, mini bikes, or ATVs are not allowed in the park. Mopeds are allowed with current road license.
  • Management reserves the right to evict, at our discretion and without refund, any person whose conduct is objectionable or violates parks rules.
  • Entrance on to the campground property constitutes permission for the management of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-resort in Amboy, Illinois to photograph the visitor while on the premises and to use any resulting pictures for any lawful purpose without compensation to the visitor.
  • The guest assumes all risks and danger incidental to the activity of camping in a rustic outdoors environment including specifically (but not exclusively), the danger of being injured by insects or other animals, of being injured while participating in recreational activities, such as hiking, swimming, or boating at the Camp-Resort or of being injured as a result of inclement weather conditions, and agrees that the Camp-Resort and its owners, agents and employees are not liable for injuries or property damages resulting from such causes.

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