COVID-19 UPDATE - June 29, 2020

Hello Campers! Even with the restrictions in place during Phases One and Two, we have had a lot of fun in May and June. Now it is time for Virginia to move forward into Phase Three, starting Wednesday, July 1st. During Phase Three, Jellystone Park™ at Gloucester Point will continue to provide as many amenities and activities as we feel we can do safely while still adhering to all CDC & VDH guidelines and current Executive Orders.

Please remember that all guests still must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distance from others not in your household but gatherings of up to 250 will be allowed starting July 1st. Face masks are required inside our buildings such as the Ranger Station, Laundry, and Recreation Center.

What you can do at Jellystone Park Gloucester Point?

The following activities and amenities are open at Jellystone Park:

  • Laser Tag is open for scheduled sessions for campers age 8 and up. Laser Tag sessions are $5/player. There is a limit of 14 players per session and players must sign up at the Ranger Station ahead of time. Sneakers are required. Players must maintain social distance.
  • The Pine Cone Corral is open for scheduled Petting Zoo and Pony Rides with some modifications. Please continue reading for details on each activity or amenity.
    • Petting Zoo is limited to 50 guests at a time in the corral. Some animals, such as those that need dedicated handlers, cannot participate in the petting zoo. Social distance must be followed in the corral and in the queue line outside the corral. Shoes and adult supervision of children 12 and under are required.
    • Pony Rides require an adult signature for each rider and all campers who enter the Pine Cone Corral must wear shoes. Saddles will be disinfected between families, so please be patient with us. If a child needs assistance mounting or dismounting, their parent must provide the assistance. 150 lb. weight limit.
  • The Arts & Crafts Store will be open daily. While the arts and crafts store is open, campers can purchase craft kits, ceramics, sand art, gem mining, and tie dye. Cash and credit card payments are not currently being accepted at the Arts & Crafts store. All purchases will be charged to your campsite.
      • Gem Mining is available while the Arts & Crafts Store is open. Only one family may use the mining sluice at one time. Gem mining trays will be sanitized between use.
      • Ceramics are also available as kits delivered to your campsite. Paint and brushes are included.
      • Tie Dye is available while the Arts & Crafts Store is open. One family may tie dye at a time.
  • Check the activity schedule for a variety of socially distant activities and bear visits! These may include crafts, hey wagon rides, drive-by visits from a bear, animal interactions at the Pine Cone Corral, dance, movies and games like charades, scavenger hunts, and touchless obstacle courses.
  • Fishing & Crabbing Piers are open. Please maintain a social distance. Bait and tackle may be purchased in the Ranger Station
  • Basketball, Volleyball, Gaga Ball, and Horseshoesare open. Please bring your own equipment and maintain social distance.
  • Paddle boats, kayaks, and stand up paddleboardsare available, weather permitting, for 30 minute sessions during designated hours at the Boat Shack. Boats, oars, and life jackets will be sanitized between use. The last boat leaves half an hour before close. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult when on a boat. Adult permission required for all boat sign outs.
  • Jellystone Theater will be playing outdoor movies at scheduled times. Please remember to maintain social distance between families.
  • The Playground is open. Please maintain social distance. Wash your hands before and after play.
  • The Jumping Pillow is open during scheduled, staffed times. 10 jumpers may jump at one time. Social distancing must be followed. The pillow is for jumping only: flips, somersaults, sitting, and organized games are not allowed. Socks must be worn to jump on the pillow.

Yogi Bear’s Water Zone

  • The Swimming Pool will open on July 1st at 75% capacity, which means a limit of 30 people in the pool area at one time. (Pool Operation Guidelines)
  • Campers can sign up for 90 minute same day time slots at the Ranger Station service window starting at 8am daily.
  • One time slot per day per person.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool area at all times.
  • Wristbands must be worn to enter pool area.
  • 10ft social distancing required while swimming.
  • Please see the Ranger Station or Rec Center for more information.

The following amenities are currently available:

  • Golf Cart Rentals are available. Please call the Ranger Station to add a golf cart rental to your reservation. Golf cart check-in and check-out times are the same as campsites: 4pm check-in and 12pm check-out.
  • The Pic-a-nic Basket is open daily for lunch and dinner, with breakfast on weekend mornings, too. Delivery to your site is encouraged. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted at the Pic-a-nic Basket. All purchases will be charged to your campsite.
  • The Ranger Station is open daily. We will also gladly take phone orders for delivery or pick up at the service window. Please remember that face masks are required in buildings.
  • The Bathhouses are open with increased sanitation procedures.
  • Laundry is open.
  • Pavilions are open for seating. Please remember to maintain social distance between families.
  • Visitors are permitted. All visitors must be registered at the Ranger Station upon arrival and pay a visitor fee. Please see the visitor policy on our website. Day Passes are not permitted at this time.

To stay in compliance with Virginia’s Phase 3 Reopening Plan, the following amenities and facilities are closed:

    • Arcade Alley
    • Point Store
    • Inflatable Fun Zone