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What to do During a Rainy Day at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley

At Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley, even a rainy day is an opportunity for excitement and laughter! Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits, but instead, view it as a chance for reconnection and memory-making. Here are some ideas of activities to enjoy during a rainy day at our family-friendly North Carolina campground!

 Visit our water attractions!

Visit the Water Attractions

A little bit of rain doesn’t matter if you’re already in the water! If there is only light rain, our water attractions will stay open at the discretion of our staff and safety officials. Rain or shine, have fun at our Water Zone, including 2 activity pools, warming tubs, and interactive water playground! Or enjoy a dip in the lake which features a zipline, inflatable obstacle course, water rentals, and of course - swimming! Make the most of your vacation and see why we’re one of the best campgrounds with a water park in North Carolina!

 Enjoy vintage board games

Board and Card Games Galore

Gather around the table and dive into a world of (mostly) friendly competition with classic board and card games. Bring out the Monopoly, go-fish, UNO, and more for hours of fun! Whether you’re RV camping in North Carolina, or camping in a cabin or tent, games are a great way to stay entertained.

 Enjoy on-site dining!

On-Site Dining Delights 

When searching for the best campgrounds in North Carolina for families, dining options matter! At Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley, we have onsite dining options that include Scouts’ Table, Creekside Cafe, and even our Blue Ridge Tavern. When it’s raining, head to our indoor dining options for some tasty treats while listening to the soothing sounds of rain outside.

 Create at Golden Valley!

Creative Arts and Crafts

Our North Carolina campground offers several daily activities. Check out our activities schedule for indoor arts and crafts sessions that are perfect for a rainy day! Under our covered pavilion, get your creative juices flowing and make some unique masterpieces as guided by our knowledgeable staff. Bring the whole family and see why Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley is one of the best family campgrounds in North Carolina!

 Grab your favorite book!

Dive into a Good Book

Rainy days are always great for settling in and picking up a good book. Curl up and immerse yourself in a new literary world! Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley is always a great place for relaxing, so continue the relaxation by reading!

 Play a round of candy bar bingo!

Indoor Attractions at our Camp-Resort

Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley has plenty of indoor attractions to keep your itinerary full! Visit our arts and crafts pavilion, giant chess, lookout tower, candy bar bingo, hey hey rides, and more for a busy day of fun. Check out both everyday activities and special weekly themed activities at our North Carolina campground!

 Hang out in your cabin!

Chill at Your Resort Spot

Whether you’re cabin camping in North Carolina, or staying in your RV or tent, some good ol’ rest and relaxation is always good to have on the agenda. Vacation is a great time to reset and enjoy slowing down for a while. So, whether from your cabin’s screened-in porch, the comforts of your RV, or your sleeping bag, spend a rainy day unwinding.

 Enjoy a game of telephone! 

Classic Old-School Games

Bring back nostalgia with classic old school games like "telephone," where messages get hilariously twisted as they pass from person to person. Other fun games to try include charades, or even Pictionary. Take this time to connect with your family or friends at our North Carolina campground.

 Sit back and enjoy a movie marathon

Movie Marathon

If you have access to streaming services, rainy days are a great time to catch up on the latest hit shows and movies. Or, if you’re feeling sentimental, watch a throwback like The Yogi Bear Show™! Get into the Jellystone Park™ spirit while at one of the best campgrounds in North Carolina for families! If you are staying in a cabin with a screened-in porch or tv, a rainy day would be a perfect time to take advantage of those perks!


No matter the weather, our North Carolina campground is your gateway to memorable family moments. From cabin camping to RV resorts, we've got you covered with options that suit every camper's preferences. So, when the rain comes pouring down, embrace the opportunity for indoor adventures and create lasting memories with your loved ones. Happy camping!