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Discover the top frequently asked questions by our campers that will help prepare you for your stay at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley. From check-in and check-out times, to pet policies and quiet hours, you can find it all here!
Can I bring my own boat or water craft?
For safety and liability reasons, we do not allow guests to bring their own boat, canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, or any other type of water craft. Our North Carolina camping resort does offer water rentals though! You can learn all about them on our Add-Ons page.
What are the quiet hours?
Quiet hours are: 10PM – 8AM, Sunday – Thursday and 11PM – 7AM, Friday – Saturday.
Any guest under 18 years of age must be at their campsite or cabin during these hours, unless accompanied by an adult.
How do I reserve my stay?
You can book your stay on our website by clicking "Reserve Now" throughout the site or give us a call at (828) 417-0086!
Why should I stay at your Blue Ridge campground over others campgrounds in the area?
Our North Carolina campground is the best Blue Ridge camping destination for many reasons. Tucked away at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you won't experience a camping experience like any other while at our Camp-Resort. During your stay, you're sure to enjoy gorgeous mountain views from your cabin or campsite, as well as waterfront views due to the swimming lake and rivers that are located throughout our Camp-Resort. Due to the various attractions and activities included in your stay, you'll love Blue Ridge Mountain camping at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley!
Do you offer price matching for campground reservations?
No, we do not offer price matching for campground reservations. Our pricing is carefully determined to provide fair value for the amenities and services included in the price of a stay. We encourage you to explore the features of our campground, and if you have any questions about our current pricing or special offers, feel free to contact our reservation team for assistance!
Will my reservation guarantee a specific site or cabin assignment?
We do offer you the opportunity to guarantee your favorite campsite or cabin location by paying our applicable lock in fee. If you opt out of the lock in fee, you are guaranteed your selected site or cabin type, but not the specific unit number.
Where can I find rates?
Our rates vary throughout the season and depend on which site you choose, when you want to visit, and how many people are joining you. To check rates and availability, visit our booking website.
Are there any job opportunities available?
Yes! We are always looking for more motivated people to join our team. View our current job opportunities.
What makes you one of the best campgrounds in North Carolina for families?
We’re known as one of the best family campgrounds in North Carolina due to the countless activities and attractions we have to offer! If you’re looking for a North Carolina campground with a water park and pool, you’ve come to the right place. 

Our Interactive Water Playground is great for kids and features various water blasters, cannons, and slides, while our Ranger Smith™ Pool is perfect for kids and adults alike! We also have the best ziplining in North Carolina with the addition of our water zipline. Other attractions include the jumping pillow & pad, mini golf, water rentals, wibit, themed events, and more. Don't forget to check out our Blue Ridge mountain coaster - coming soon! You can view all of our attractions here.
Does your North Carolina campground have a zipline?
Yep! We have a huge zipline that leads from a tower into the lake! Take a zip on down into the cool water for a fun way to cool off during the hot summer months! For more information on our attractions, including our North Carolina zipline, here.
What is the speed limit?
Because the Camp-Resort is full of active families with children and there is mountainous terrain, the speed limit throughout the Camp-Resort is 5MPH and is strongly enforced for your safety. If you do not feel that you are driving ridiculously slow, then you are driving too fast. As one of the best campgrounds in North Carolina for families, we want to make sure everyone is safe during their stay.
What can I use my Jellystone Park™ gift card towards?
Jellystone Park™ gift cards are applicable towards reservations only. They may not be used towards store purchases or attractions.
When is the cheapest time to book?
Visit us in the spring or fall and enjoy reduced rates! Please keep in mind, attractions are limited to weekends only during these times. Enjoy reduced rates during the week (Sunday - Thursday), all season long!
Do you allow fireworks?
With the exception of sparklers, fireworks are not allowed at Jellystone Park™.
What do I need to do to prepare for my arrival?
Check out our handy Countdown Calendar for all important dates leading up to your stay at our Blue Ridge Mountain campground.
Can I bring my drone?
No, we do not allow drones at our North Carolina campground.
What are your peak and non-peak season dates and does that impact what attractions are available?
Our Camp-Resort dates and availability of attractions vary throughout the season. During non-peak season, some attractions are only available during the weekends. To check availability for select attractions, visit our Things to Do pages.
Our seasonal dates are as follows:
Open: March 22 - December 1
Water Zone & activities available on weekends only: TBD
Peak Season (Water Zone & activities available daily) : May 24, 2024 –
August 11, 2024
Non-Peak Season: March 22 - May 23 & August 12 - December 1
*Themed events are March 22 – December 1, 2024. All attractions and themed events are subject to change at any time and have limited availability outside of peak season.
What are some things to do in Bostic, NC?
There’s tons to discover in the surrounding area. View all of our recommendations on the places to go page.
When can I pick up my golf cart?
Golf Carts may be picked up anytime after check in, 3pm for campsites and 4pm for cabins, and before dusk.
Can I bring my pet with me?
Yes! Pets are allowed at our RV sites and pet-friendly cabins. Pets are not allowed at tent sites, at our playgrounds, Comfort Stations, or other buildings.

Guests or visitors may not bring pets with them. If they arrive with a pet, they may not be permitted to enter the Camp-Resort. Pet owners must keep their pet leashed at all times and are responsible for noise control and clean-up. We reserve the right to remove hostile or disruptive pets from the park. Make sure to fill out our pet waiver.
Can I smoke at your North Carolina campground?
Since we are a family Camp-Resort, smoking, including vaping, of any kind is not permitted in common and indoor areas, including but not limited to the pool area, playgrounds, pavilions, and all buildings. Smoking is not permitted within 50 feet of any building entrance. Smoking is not permitted inside cabins or on cabin porches, but is permitted outside at cabin sites. Smoking is permitted at campsites, but must be confined to your designated site.

Please dispose of all cigarette butts. Smoking of any substances besides tobacco and vaporizers will not be tolerated. Management reserves the right to fine violators of this policy.
Do you have golf cart rentals?
We do! You can add a golf cart, hot tub, or any of our other add-ons to your reservation by calling us or by adding one to your reservation while booking online! For more information click here.
Is there an on-site restaurant?
Yes! Campers and the general public have an amazing opportunity to enjoy camp-inspired food at the Camp-Resort’s own restaurant, Scouts’ Table.
How do I make changes/add on items to my current reservation?
If you are needing to make changes or add something to your reservation, such as a golf cart, please use the contact us link to send us a message. You may also give us a call during office hours and we can help over the phone as well. Please be ready with your confirmation number.
Can I leave and come back?
Yes you can! You are more than welcome to go out and visit the surrounding area or simply stay and enjoy all that our Camp-Resort has to offer.

If you're looking for the best camping near Asheville, NC or Charlotte, NC, you've come to the right place! These are 2 destinations we believe are a must-visit if you aren't from the area.
Can I tour your North Carolina camping resort?
We are more than happy to show off our North Carolina campground but please schedule a visit in advance by giving us a call or sending us an email! Unfortunately, weekend tours during the season are not available.
What forms of payment are accepted for my reservation?
We gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
What is your policy on firearms and weapons?
Guests must obey all federal, state, and local laws regarding the ownership and possession of firearms. Firearms are not permitted in any property buildings or common areas. The only exception is that guests may have a firearm in a locked, private vehicle in parking areas if permitted by law. The discharge of firearms, BB guns, air guns/rifles, or similar devices is strictly prohibited.
Can I have visitors at my site?
Yes! The following visitor fees apply:
Non-Peak Season $23 / overnight, $69 / 4-7 Nights
Peak Season, Holidays, & Halloween Weekends $38 / overnight, $114 / 4-7 Nights
How do I work the temperature remote?
Please read these directions.
Can I have a large group event at the park?
We try our best to accommodate requests for large group events, however at this time we do not have any communal gathering areas fit for large group use. While we do have the Treetop Pavilion, guests must be made aware that there are no public restrooms nearby. If you are looking for lodging, we do have some of the best cabins for large groups in North Carolina! Learn more here. If you have further questions, please call us at 828-417-0086.
Do you offer any cabins for large groups?
Yes, we do! Our North Carolina group cabins are breathtaking and are a great option for those with big families or are camping with friends! We have 7 different group lodge options: Laurel Cove Lodge (sleeps 10), Richland Mountain Retreat (sleeps 13), Sassafras Ridge Lodge (sleeps 14), Rippling Waters Lodge (sleeps 14), Cherry Mountain Cabin (sleeps 8), River Birch Retreat (sleeps 6), and our Luckadoo Lodge (sleeps 16). View all of our North Carolina cabin rentals here.
What is good camping etiquette?
If you're a first time camper, you may have some questions on the best camping etiquette. Check our how to be a good neighbor, stay safe during your trip, and more, with our camping etiquette form.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
They are, but the beverage must be held in an unmarked container or koozie. Since we're one of the best family campgrounds in North Carolina, we ask you to please be considerate of others and refrain from loud and unseemly language.
When are your office hours?
Our office hours vary depending on the season! For the most up-to-date hours, visit our Guest Dashboard.
How far away is your North Carolina campground from Asheville, NC?
Lucky for you, we're known as one of the best campgrounds near Asheville, NC, because our Camp-Resort is located only an hour away. We're considered one of the best camping destinations for RV camping and cabin rentals near Asheville, NC due to our 25+ accommodation options!
I have a voucher/points I want to put towards my reservation, how or when do I do that?
You will need to log into your Club Yogi Rewards account and request a certificate. You will need to present the certificate at check-in to be verified by the staff and credited to your reservation.
What are my check-in/out times?
Check-in time is 4PM. We do have an early access option beginning at 11AM, but it is based on availability (must call ahead) and involves a fee based on the time of check-in.Check-out time is 11AM. Extended access is available for $10 during non-peak season and $25 during peak season to stay in the park until 6PM, subject to availability.
Check-in time is 3PM. We do have an early access option beginning at 11AM, but it is available only if site is vacant (i.e. nobody in the site before you). It also involves a fee based on the time of check-in.Check-out time is 1PM. Extended access is available for $10 during non-peak season and $25 during peak season to stay in the park until 6PM. Subject to availability. Extended access (after check-out time) does not guarantee guest will be able to stay on site until departing from the park. Extended access only guarantees access to the Camp-Resort and Camp-Resort attractions, which requires parking in overflow. Access is based on availability.
How far in advance should I make my reservation?
We recommend booking at least 6 months in advance of desired arrival date, as our Blue Ridge Mountain campground will fill up quickly! We book reservations up to 360 days in advance!
Do you offer any discounts?
We do! We offer great deals all season long! Check here to view all of our deals. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date on any seasonal deals and specials we’re offering.
We do not accept AAA, Good Sams Club, or any others.
Are you an active or retired service man or woman? To thank you for your service, we offer a military discount of 10% off any weekday (Sunday-Thursday) stay with promo code YOGITHANKSYOU. *A valid ID must be presented at check-in to receive the discount. Excludes holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, & Columbus Day). May not be combined with other offers.
Where can I find information about themed events at the park?
Good question! We have a jam-packed calendar of themed weeks and weekends throughout the season. You can find a list of our upcoming themed events on our 2024 Themes Calendar!
Can I bring my own golf cart, motorized scooter, or ATV to the Camp-Resort?
For safety and liability reasons, guests are not permitted to bring any personal motorized vehicles, such as golf carts, into Jellystone Park™. While we do not like to be the fun police, guests found in violation of this policy may be asked to leave without refund. For your convenience, we do offer golf cart rentals that allow accessing our Camp-Resort easy…and fun!
How do I ride the Blue Ridge Mountain Coaster?
You can book tickets for our North Carolina alpine coaster on our website. Book your tickets before your stay to expierence this ride through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountians here.
Is there Wi-Fi?
We do and it's free to connect! The signal strength may vary throughout our North Carolina camping resort.
We are looking to experience North Carolina glamping at its finest. What accommodations do you recommend?
Great choice! We offer the best glamping in North Carolina and have 15 luxury cabin types, plus accommodations that can sleep up to 16 people. Cabin amenities include full bathrooms, kitchens, private bedrooms, porches, optional hot tubs and more! View all of our North Carolina cabin rental options here.
Where is Golden Valley, NC located?
Golden Valley is located near Bostic, North Carolina and sits in between Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Where can I find the Camp-Resort map?
Check out our map so you can get to and from all of our awesome amenities!
How far away is your North Carolina campground from Charlotte, NC?
Our North Carolina camping resort is less that 2 hours away from Charlotte, NC. We also offer some of the best cabin rentals and RV camping near Charlotte, NC, with 25+ accommodation types!
How many people are allowed per site?
The cabin or campsite rate accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years old. 4 adults, 4 children maximum per site. Additional person fee applies.
Where do I get firewood?
We have firewood available for purchase at our Ranger Station or Registration Station. Campers are not allowed to bring their own firewood due to regulations from the NC Department of Agriculture. To preserve the beauty of our wooded Camp-Resort, please do not cut down or damage trees in any way.
How do I use my Club Yogi™ Rewards points?
Club Yogi™ Rewards points can be saved up and redeemed for free nights or select Jellystone Park™ merchandise!
Do you offer day passes?
We sure do! Day Camp Passes are available during peak season. You can learn all about them, including the cost, on the park passes page.
What is the cancellation policy?
To view full cancellation policies for cabins and campsites, please check the policies page.