Our Jellystone/Mammoth Cave, KY Trip- Part 1

The second week of June we headed out for a smooth 2-hour drive to Cave City, Kentucky. This would be our very first time to stay at a Jellystone Park Camp – Resort and we were so excited to get to explore this campground and the surrounding area. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery of old homes and farms along the highways and then we got on I-65 North at Bowling Green, KY and made the rest of our trip in. The Jellystone Park Camp -Resort at Mammoth Cave is located right off I-65, but you couldn’t hear the Interstate from the campground and you would never know it was there otherwise.

After a quick and painless check-in we got set up at our home-away-from-home for the week.


The week turned out to be all that we could have hoped for! We swam almost every day. We didn’t feel rushed to do every activity but we got to do plenty of those too. We had time each day to rest a little and the kids had an absolute ball! Jonah fell in love with all things Yogi and he was none-to-happy when we had to leave to come home. I think he wanted to stay the rest of the month if we could have. The campground was very well kept and there were lots of workers around everywhere. Our site was directly beside the toddler playground and a comfort station. We could easily walk to the showers. There was a cabin at the back of our site so we felt somewhat private.

This was our view from the edge of our site.


The sites were decently wide and our site was plenty long for our 34 foot camper and we still had enough room for the truck to park too. The only big complaint was our site was not shaded at all. The sun actually rose at the door side of our camper and came blaring in early each morning.


It was nice to not have anyone camping on the backside of us. That playground did not get much traffic because it was in the sun most of the day.



Both of the playgrounds were very nice. This one was just our daughter’s size.


We were camped in the main section just down from the main entrance. This section was nice and more shaded but further away from the activities.


This is looking down from our site. The Ranger Station is at the top of the hill and the sites just go down from there. This part of Kentucky is very hilly and it’s gorgeous. You can see the hills just go on and on in the distance.IMG_1073

What really drew us to stay here is all the fun activities and amenities included with your stay. I will share more about those in the coming posts. The pool, splash, pad, mini-golf and jumping pillow and water slide were all lots of fun. This campground definitely had plenty to keep kids busy all day long.

Stay tuned for Part 2 where I will share more about our first outing in the area. Let’s just say in was Dino-mite!


One thought on “Our Jellystone/Mammoth Cave, KY Trip- Part 1

  1. We are staying at a Jellystone during our trip to Nashville. It will be our first one in a very long time. I have had a hard time describing it to my daughter so I just stopped. I will let her be surprised! This one looks lovely with all the green trees. Looking forward to part 2!


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