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Access the Best North Carolina Water Park with a Day Pass!

Day passes are a great way to access our North Carolina campground with a water park, without making an overnight commitment. Visit Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley with friends and family to enjoy water attractions, relaxing activities, exciting adventures, sports, and games! Come see why we’re one of the best family campgrounds in North Carolina!

 Day passes for more fun!

What is a Day Pass?

Day passes are the perfect option for non-stop fun, all day long!  Our day passes offer exclusive access to our East North Carolina campground for the day, including our award-winning water park. They allow you to experience all the thrills, excitement, and relaxation of our camp-resort for a single day, great for those looking for a day trip. Our North Carolina campground with water park has something for everyone, making it the perfect place to visit for some fun in the sun! Below, learn more about some of the attractions that make Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley one of the best campgrounds in North Carolina for families!

 Enjoy our water attractions!

Access to Water Attractions

Dive into a world of aquatic adventures when you purchase a day pass! A day pass gives you access to ALL of our water attractions...yes, you read that right! Our water attractions include:

Activity Pool: 

Make a splash in your getaway in our activity pool. Your search for a family-friendly North Carolina campground with water park is over! Explore our activity pool complete with a swim-up bar, where laughter and relaxation are a natural outcome.

Interactive Water Playground: 

Looking to entertain your kids (or kid-at-heart) family members? If so, our interactive water playground is the perfect place in our Water Zone to visit! Zip down slides and play in a variety of creative ways at this North Carolina water attraction!

Warming Tub: 

Unwind in one of our soothing warming tubs, perfect for those looking for a little relaxation at the park. Soak in the warmth at this camper favorite!

Water Zipline

Instead of jumping off the dock into the lake, try out the best zipline in North Carolina! Start from a tower and zoom down into the lake with our water zipline for an exciting way to cool off during warmer months.

Water Rentals

Take a spin around our picturesque lake in a canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, or pedal boat! Water crafts can be rented from our Lakeside Shack for $5/hr!


Play all day at the lake on our brand new Wibit - an inflatable water obstacle course! Race your friends across the course or bounce around at a leisure pace. Just make sure to wear your life jacket! Life jackets are supplied at the lake but are first come, first served. We suggest bringing a life jacket from home due to variable availability.  

Cabana Rentals:

Upgrade your experience with a private cabana, complete with comfortable seating, shade, a mini fridge, TV, and a ceiling light/fan. Although Cabana Rentals aren't included with your day pass, they make a great option for those looking to enhance their time at our Camp-Resort!

 Enjoy fishing at our lake!

Access to Relaxing Activities

After some excitement at the many water attractions included at our Blue Ridge Mountain campground, unwind with these relaxing activities:


Would it really be an East North Carolina camping trip without a catch and release fishing lake? Enjoy the serene views and beautiful blue hues with this relaxing activity. 

Nature Hikes:

Explore the natural beauty of our campground near Charlotte with a nature hike! Get some fresh air, step outside, and enjoy the scenery.

Gem Mining:

Our gem mining attraction is a relaxing activity for the whole family. Just purchase a bag from the Ranger Station and then you can start mining to wash dirt away and reveal your gems.

Arts and Crafts:

Bring your family and get your creativity flowing at our Arts and Crafts Pavilion! See why we’re one of the best family campgrounds in North Carolina as you bond over activities like tie-dye, ceramics, and more. Please note that some crafts require an additional fee.

 Ride our Blue Ridge Mountain Coaster!

Access to Exciting Adventures

For our fellow thrill-seekers, purchasing a day pass allows you to embark on these exciting adventures:

Blue Ridge Mountain Coaster: 

Are you up for this downhill adventure?! Our new Blue Ridge Mountain Coaster will thrill and excite you! Wind down Cove Mountain on almost a mile of loops and curves at speeds of up to 25 mph!

Mini Golf:

Tee off on our mini golf course, complete with fun obstacles and challenging twists & turns that the whole family will enjoy! Putt your way to victory and show off your skills on the green.

Jumping Pillows: 

Bounce to new heights on our Jumping Pillows! Located in the heart of our North Carolina campground, this attraction is a must-visit for those looking to reach for the sky and have a blast!

Laser Tag:

Engage in a high-tech game of hide-and-seek with laser tag! Gather your friends and family for epic battles with up to 20 players. It's an exhilarating experience for campers ages 6 years old and up!

"Hey Hey" Rides:

 Hop aboard our “Hey Hey” wagon rides and take a leisurely trip around our North Carolina campground. Sing songs and spend quality time exploring the beauty of our park with fellow campers.

Foam Parties: 

Dive into fun at our foam parties! Join us for a bubbly celebration where you can dance, laugh, and enjoy the playful foam that adds an extra layer of excitement to your vacation. 


Our playground is a hub of laughter and playtime! It's a must-visit spot at one of the best campgrounds in North Carolina for families. Let the kids run, climb, and slide while you relax and watch their joy unfold.

Scavenger Hunt: 

Embark on a thrilling scavenger hunt around Jellystone Park™! Pick up a map at the Ranger Station, follow the clues, and uncover the secret message. Bring it back for a surprise gift that adds a touch of mystery to your adventure!

Lookout Tower: 

Enjoy a 1-mile hike to the top of Cove Mountain for an amazing view from our new look-out tower! This is a great way to see all of the Blue Ridge Mountain camping views!

 Enjoy a game of pickleball at our Camp-Resort!

Access to Sports & Games

Stay active and enjoy some friendly competition at our campground near Charlotte with our sports and games attractions:

Gaga Ball: 

A kinder, gentler version of dodge ball and four square, Gaga Ball is played in an octagon-shaped pit with a soft foam or rubber ball and combines the skills of dodging, running, striking and jumping—all while trying to hit opponents with the ball below the knees. The more players, the better!


Shoot hoops and show off your skills on our basketball courts! Challenge family members to a game of one-on-one or gather teams for a thrilling match. Dribble your way to victory and feel the adrenaline rush with every basket.

Pickleball and Tennis: 

Pickleball is a paddle sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis! Practice your backspin or play a leisurely game of tennis with friends.


Spike, set, and serve your way to victory on our volleyball courts! Gather your team and engage in friendly matches that are guaranteed to get everyone moving and laughing. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, volleyball at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley is a hit!


How to Visit with a Day Pass:

If a day visit to our North Carolina campground sounds like fun, here’s how you can visit! You can book day passes by calling our Camp-Resort at (828) 417-0086, or by visiting our booking website to view availability. There are a limited number of Day Campers per day, so be sure to book your reservation in advance to take advantage of this offer!


Day Passes are available on select days during Peak Season: 11AM - 7PM, excluding holidays. To view attractions offered and their hours of operation, please visit our attractions page.


Guests aged 3 and under can visit for FREE, but for visitors 4 and up the price of a day pass is $44 per person + tax.


On-Site Dining:

While visiting our camping resort for the day, you will need to refuel the energy you burned off! Fuel your adventures with delicious meals and snacks from our on-site dining options!

Creekside Cafe:

Grab a quick bite at our Creekside Cafe, offering a variety of tasty options. With foods such as pizza, burgers, wraps, ice cream, and more, you can fully enjoy your experience while camping near Charlotte! View our menu here.

Scouts’ Table:

Enjoy camp-inspired food such as salads, sandwiches, and desserts in a beautiful lodge setting with views of the surrounding lake and mountains at Scouts’ Table! View our menu here.


Other Ways to Stay: 

If you’re wanting to extend your visit overnight to pack in more fun, our North Carolina camping resort offers a variety of accommodation options for every type of camper! Whether you prefer a glamping cabin experience or you like a more rustic tent camping option, Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley can meet the needs of your group. To book your overnight stay, click here.


Don't miss out on the excitement at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley!  Book your Day Pass reservation in advance to secure your spot and make the most of your day at our North Carolina campground with a water park. Bring your sense of adventure, laughter, and smiles, and create unforgettable memories at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley!