The Yogi Bear Campground at Kozy Rest is a Jellystone Park in PA that will become a new tradition for your family vacations! From on-site activities to comfortable cabins and RV sites, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest will become one of your favorite campgrounds in Western PA!
We were guests of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Campground at Kozy Rest and received complimentary accommodations, but all opinions are 100% our own.
We just returned from our first visit to a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park and Kozy Rest in Harrisville, PA was the perfect introduction to camping for our family! Even with a weather forecast filled with rain and colder than normal temperatures, we still had plenty of on-site activities to keep us entertained!
In addition to all the fun activities, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest offers free WIFI, award-winning restrooms and recently upgraded 50-amp electricity for all units. Just one hour north of Pittsburgh, it’s a fun, affordable option for family vacations and getaways. Exactly what we’re always looking for!
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Check-In
We’re going to start at the very beginning here, because I was so impressed with the check-in process! Having never been camping before, I wasn’t sure what to expect but it went so smoothly!
Check-in time at Kozy Rest is 3:00, so it was a little bit busy when we arrived at around 3:15! But there were plenty of staff on-hand to direct us where to park, keep the arriving RVs moving through and just make the whole process go smoothly!
You check in at the Ranger Station where you receive your site information, a key if you’re staying in a cabin, a map of the campground and a schedule of the weekend’s activities. And make sure you take a look at that schedule because there are so many special activities scheduled that you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss! Themed weekends guarantee a fun-filled camping experience and each weekend there are events planned for the majority of the day!
When you’re done checking in, there is another staff member outside the Ranger Station in a golf cart waiting to escort you to your site! This is such a nice feature because the Jellystone campground is a pretty large resort and it would be easy to get lost! She led us straight to our cabin, explained some things to us and made the whole arrival process stress-free.
As part of your check-in, you’ll also want to make sure you stop at Yogi Bear’s Activity Barn located right beside the Ranger Station. Make sure everyone in your family is there, because you’ll all receive wristbands to keep on during your entire stay. These wristbands let you participate in all the many activities at Yogi Bear’s campground!
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Camp Activities
Like most Jellystone campgrounds, Kozy Rest has plenty of kid and adult-friendly activities for you to enjoy during your stay. While some do cost a small fee, the vast majority were included as part of your stay! As soon as we pulled into the campground, my kids were excited to get out of the van and start having fun!
The best part about the activities at the campground are that there are plenty for any age! My kids are teens (so older than most of the kids at the campground), but they still had so many options for ways to have fun! The same goes for younger kids! With countless amenities and activities, everyone in your family will find something they enjoy, whether it’s singing around a campfire, riding around the bicycle pump track or playing a game of laser tag!
A perfect example of that is the Jump Zone! There are two different options: a jump pad for kids under 48″ and a jump pillow for those 48″ or over. I won’t even tell you how much time we spent here. Apparently bouncing in the air is an amazing way to spend the morning!
Another highlight for our entire family was a game of night laser tag! This does cost an extra $8/person but it is well worth it! The camp staff that led it was hysterical and worth the cost alone! But it’s also just a fun course and they vary it up with different ways to play the game. Be sure to check your schedule because there was also an adults only game the weekend we were there!
You can check the Yogi Bear Campground Schedule for even more activities, but here’s a sneak peek of some of our other favorites:
- outdoor pool
- bike rentals
- GaGa ball
- Mini Golf
- RC track
- soooo many more!
Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground Cabins and Sites
While there are plenty of RV sites and tent sites at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, I’m going to show you a sneak peek inside a cabin since that’s where we stayed. Before we get to the cabin reveal, though, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest also has yurts available! If you aren’t familiar with a yurt, check out the inside of one HERE.
But we were in a full-service cabin. Remember, we’re camping newbies so a full-service cabin with a bathroom and air conditioning was the way to go for us!
We pretty much walked into our cabin and all yelled “YASSSS!”
While they aren’t large in terms of square footage, they are laid out so efficiently that it feels like so much space! It was more than plenty big enough for our family of 4!
The loft had 2 twin mattress and the back bedroom had an additional 3 twin beds plus a queen size bed. Are you keeping track?? That’s sleeping arrangements for 7+ people!
It also had a fully-stocked kitchen with dishes, silverware, pots and pans, mixing bowls and cleaning supplies. The bathroom had toilet paper and travel-sized bottles of toiletries.
You DO need to bring your own towels, bed sheets and we chose to bring our own toiletries as well.
And a little piece of advice from a 1st time camper who did it completely wrong… bring your own supplies to start a fire and bring some food too. Not sure what we were thinking, but it never occurred to any of us to bring food. We were the fools who watched all our camping neighbors unloading coolers and cooking delicious dinners over their campfires while we had to look up local restaurants! A freezer breakfast casserole and burgers and fruit to grill would have been perfect!
The Ranger Station is pretty well stocked, though, with lots of other items you might have forgotten (i.e. bug spray, suntan lotion, toiletries). And the prices were super reasonable! I should know because I went in there enough times to buy my daughter her frozen coffee drinks!
They also serve hot, freshly made donuts every morning (try the apple cider!), regular coffee, nachos and ice cream cones!
But despite our “new camper missteps”, we still had a wonderful time! We’re already talking about when we can head back again and hopefully take our dog next time! Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest is pet-friendly, so your four-legged, furry friends are always welcome and can play at the dog park that includes a dog wash station, just in case your pup gets a little messy!