Every summer there are so many ways to play at Jellystone Park™ Larkspur that you just can’t do it all! It’s even hard just figuring out what to do first!
Ways to Play: Self-Guided Activities
There is so much outdoor fun at Jellystone Park™ to do whenever you want! Each activity can be a fun, family time!
Closed for the season
Our heated pool is open from 10 AM to 8 PM in the summer season. It is a great place to swim with a cabana and sunbathing areas.
****Our pool is undergoing renovations this spring. Our target date for opening the pool is Memorial Day weekend. Just in case the construction is delayed, please don’t plan your whole experience around the pool. We’d hate for you to be disappointed. We’re sorry for the potential inconvenience and we will certainly try to have the pool up and running!****
Open (weather permitting)
Fly into the sky on our jumping pillow! It’s a 30′ x 60′ inflated pillow of fun.
There are several miles of trails for outdoor fun at Jellystone Park™ Larkspur. Pick up a map at the Ranger Station. Bring a camera and turn your hike into a photo safari.
Closed for the season
The gem mining sluice is located on the south side of the Ranger Station. For a small price you can buy a bag of mine tailings and try to hit the motherlode!
In addition to two play structures, there is a gaga ball pit and spider web to play on.
There is a basketball court by the playground. Equipment can be checked out from the Ranger Station.
Opens by Memorial Day weekend!
We have three brand-new inflatable toys for kids to play on in the playground! They’re huge!
The horseshoe pit is located by the upper pavilion. Equipment can be checked out from the Ranger Station.
Closed for the time being (possibly all year)
Every day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, we serve an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $3.50. It’s a great way to enjoy a campground meal without doing dishes!
Dino Dig Fossil Sand Box
The Dino Dig Fossil Sand Box is a great play for little ones to dig in the sand and discovered buried fossils.
There are 16 private geocache sites on the campground. Check-out one of our GPS’s or use your own to find them. Geocoordinates can be picked up at the Ranger Station. Note: 11 of these geocaches are for anyone to find. The remaining five are the Yogi Bear Absolutely Evil Geocaches for you hardcore geocachers.
One of the original pioneer uses of this land was as a clay mine. Even today, clay can be found and fashioned into adobe bricks or figurines.
Ways to Play: Ranger-Led Activities
Our rangers are ready to make your visit great with all kinds of ways to play at Jellystone Park™. Be sure to check the schedule to see what’s going on during your stay! Most activities will end after 10/31 and start again in the spring
Sunday is a quiet day at Jellystone Park™. Monday – Thursday have activities available at regular intervals. On Friday & Saturday there is more going on than you can possibly do! Come back again and again to enjoy the same fun or something different each time.
Yogi Bear & BooBoo
Yogi Bear™ & BooBoo™usually make an appearance at the flag raising at 9 AM and the flag lowering at 4:30 PM. This is a great time to get a hug and have your picture taken with them. In the summertime, the two bears often sneak out during the day for other activities.
There are different hey-ride opportunities at Jellystone Park. These include: 1) a tour of the campground, 2) a tour of the open space with presentations on the history of the pioneers at Jellystone Park, 3) a historic tour where Soapy Smith tries to hold up the hay wagon, and 4) a hey-ride in which Soapy Smith gets revenge for all the times he’s been hit with water balloons!
Buns with BooBoo!
Come have dinner at the upper pavilion with BooBoo! Get a hot dog, chips and soda and eat with BooBoo. It’s a great way to feed the little ones without doing any work!
Do you have what it takes to escape from the boxcar with Soapy Smith’s treasure? Bring some friends and give it a try! This activity is open to non-campers as well! It is $15/person or $10/person if you are camping here. Call 720-325-2393 to reserve your spot!
Ceramics and Painting
Bring home a great memory from Jellystone! We have ceramic figurines, tote bags, t-shirts and pillowcases to color! It’s a great way to make you own souvenir of Jellystone!
Candy Bar Bingo
What is a visit to Jellystone Park™ without playing a game of candy bar bingo? Join us for the fun! You can bring a candy bar or buy one when you come.
Cindy’s Movie Theater
Imagine watching a movie outside at night on a big screen at the Cindy Bear™ Movie Theater. Each weekend in the summer, we show a movie at the upper pavilion while people enjoy the great summer night. We also show matinee movies daily in the boxcar. It’s a great way to relax on a hot afternoon!
Participants will learn the basics of archery – stance, arm position, aiming and shooting. There will also be time for shooting arrows at our targets on the range. Cost is $10 per person. Ages 8 years old and up.
In this introduction, you will learn the history of geocaching, basic use of a GPS and beginning techniques for finding caches. You will also get to find our two practice geocaches. Suitable for all ages.
Please Remember: Not all activities occur every day. Be sure to check the campground schedule to see what is planned during your stay!
Jellystone Park™ in Larkspur is the most family-friendly, pet-friendly place in Colorado! We’re the RV park and campground half-way between Denver and Colorado Springs (just north of Monument and south of Castle Rock). It’s the perfect campground to see the best that Colorado has to offer!