COVID-19 UPDATE - January 5, 2021

Hello Campers! Virginia has held steady in Phase Three since July 1, 2020. Going into the 2021 camping season we will continue to open amenities and plan events and activities in accordance to the current Executive Orders in Virginia. For the safety of all of our guests and staff, we will continue to adhere to all CDC and VDH guidelines.

Please remember that all guests still must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distance from others not in your household. Face masks are required for ages 5 and up 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 will be open in the 2021 camping season:

  • Laser Tag: Available during scheduled sessions for campers age 8 and up. Players must sign up at the Ranger Station ahead of time. Sneakers are required. Players must maintain social distance.
  • The Pine Cone Corral: Open during 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: Open during designated times that can be found on the activity schedule. While the arts & rafts 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 purchased 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, dances, movies and games like charades, scavenger hunts, and touchless obstacle courses.
  • Fishing & Crabbing Piers: Please maintain a social distance. Bait and tackle may be purchased in the Ranger Station.
  • Basketball, Volleyball, Gaga Ball, and Horseshoes: Please bring your own equipment and maintain social distancing.
  • Paddle boats, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards: Available, weather permitting, for 30 minute sessions during designated hours at the Boat Shack. Boats, oars, and life jackets are 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 Park Theater: Open during outdoor movies at scheduled times. Please remember to maintain social distance between families.
  • The Playground: Please maintain social distance. Wash your hands before and after play.
  • The Jumping Pillow: Open 10am to dusk during the camping season. 10 jumpers may jump at one time on each pillow. 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 water zone will be open for the season in May. Rules and guidelines for the water zone will be dependent on the current executive orders and guidelines from the CDC and VDH. We will post the information as the time gets closer so please check back in for updates periodically.
  • Golf Cart Rentals: 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 / 12pm (noon) check-out.
  • The Pic-a-nic Basket: Will be open on the weekends in the spring and fall and daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 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: Open daily from March 26 to October 31, 2021. 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.