Previous reviews are still spot on. This is a good park for families with kids under 12. Almost all activities are aimed at young kids and there's plenty for them to do. However, the park is expensive as they have to pay a larger staff, plus you pay extra for pets and extra cars, both of which irritate me. Arcade games, pool tables, lunch with Yogi, and some crafts are pay for use too. The park is staffed by local youth who do a good job running all the activities. I only saw one older adult behind the registration desk. Bathrooms needed cleaning. Sites are mostly back-ins among the trees with no satellite reception and no cable TV. Ours had a broken sewer connection and some had no sewer caps. Several sites are big rig compatible, but some trees need trimming and brush the top of tall rigs. The camp generally needed refreshing. If you don't have kids and are just looking for a quiet campsite, I rate this camp a 3 as it's way too expensive if you aren't using the activities. Wristband system is annoying as they fall off in the pool. We'd only stay here again if our young grandkids were with us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lots of amenities - like games & pool and all that stuff. No cable, about 5 channels over the air. Sloooooow internet with limited bandwidth and all this for $59. What a deal. My own bad, we got lost with the help of our GPS and picked a park off the screen because we were tired. Must do better homework next time. This may be a good destination for some, but for the tired traveller? No way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in this campground every year for the past several years. It is a super clean, well maintained, and well run park! The staff is all mostly young and do a really great job of running it, from reservations to check in,activities and over all customer service. You will see the owner outside all hours of the day and night making sure things are running smoothly. The restrooms were kept up all weekend when we were here, seeing the park was pretty full. I would recommend this park to anyone wanting to have a fun camping experience a clean comfortable atmosphere. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This was a very nice campsite for a one or two night stay or to meet friends. This would also be a very nice place to stay if you were in the western suburbs of Chicago for an event. It is very clean and the the staff is very friendly. There are two pools and plenty of activities. The one complaint I have is the fact that they charge for everything i.e $3.00 charge for a dog, extra car fee, ect. The nightly fee is already kind of high. Honestly for the price I will probably drive 30min further and go to the Amboy Jellystone. The only thing Millbrook has on Amboy is the full hookup sites have a concrete pad for the picnic table. I will go here again if I have a coupon or to meet friends. I camped here on a weekday and left on a Saturday, they were able to keep up with the weekend rush very nicely. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very expensive park, everything is extra. We paid $350.00 for two nights at two sites: with (1) popup and (1) tent site. Check in was lengthy, sites are improperly marked and poorly leveled, water spigots leaked. The swimming pool was very overcrowded. Overall overpriced for what was received. Overall, very disappointed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park! We drove through here at the end of last season and were not sure if we would like it because there are many seasonals. Well, since it is only 20 min from our house we decided to give it a try a few weeks ago. All we can say is Awesome. The place is VERY clean, the staff is friendly and the activities are great. If I had one complaint I would say it was a bit expensive; otherwise we really liked our stay an will be coming back several more times this year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped here on the last weekend of the Halloween Festival and the park was very busy. We arrived after dark: had very poor site markers, as well as the signs into the grounds. Had to get out and find my site. Pedal cars are pricey. Did like the fact that no golf carts are allowed as we didn't have to keep an eye out for poor drivers. This C.G. is small for a Yogi but none-the-less a nice place! We would go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Had a fantastic time. Two of our children, their spouses, and all of our grandchildren were with us. The activities for the kids were great. Saw the bears often and they paid a lot of attention to the kids. The camp workers were all very friendly and really seemed to enjoy what they were doing. One thing I really liked about this park is that the activities are all centered in one location. There are no golf carts. There are two swimming pools, two hot tubs, and a kiddie pool. They have a nice playground. My only negative comment about the park is that in addition to the camping fee, we had to pay $3.00 for our dog. We have never had to pay for the dog before. Other than that, everything was perfect. We'll definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the third Jellystone campground we've stayed at and by far the smallest. We stayed late in the season (the weekend before school began) so the campground was pretty empty and quiet. The restrooms were clean, but one of the comfort stations was old and tired. Most of the roads are paved; some sites are gravel and some are grass. The fire pits are all in-ground (read: no airflow), so starting a fire can be difficult. The pedal car rate here is high, $15/half hour for a four seat. The staff is all very young and rather inexperienced. Here's an example. The park has a wristband system for amenities. On more than one occasion everyone was bull-horned out of the pool for a wristband check. Those with wristbands were forced to wait while those without were dealt with. (Picture cold crying toddlers here.) Meanwhile nothing was said to the family who had their dog at the pool. Too pricey for what you get, but close to Chicagoland so it might be worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used to camp here when our kids were small and decided to return renting a park model. The campground now has new owners and we did see a big change. The first park model we were given was horrible! The entire unit smelled of sewer after we had flushed the toilet. They admitted that they had not flushed the system and offered us a different park model. The next one was better but not very clean. Both units looked liked my teenager might have run a vacuum down the middle and nothing else. For $160 a night I expect a clean floor and no hanging cobwebs. The park is still very nice. They have a lot to offer for families but the prices are steep. Being older, I guess I am looking at cleanliness more. Why can't the campgrounds paint their bathrooms and other common areas? We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This place is definitely for families and groups who plan to stay at the park for the entire stay. The pool has much too much chlorine, the sites are small and you cannot be shy or modest as the shower curtains do not cover. Hook ups were good but we will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park not too far from expressways leading to Chicago. They had 2 swimming pools one heated and a hot tub. They had fun pedal go karts that the kids could rent for $12 an hour. The staff was nice and helpful. We do not like the visitors policy at Yogi Bear parks, $15 per person for family and friends to come and have dinner. We enjoyed our stay and liked the fact that the park is conveniently located. We'd like to rank these parks higher but they are too fee crazy. Camp store also poorly stocked on food items. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
As I child, I remember staying at a Jellystone Park and it was awesome! There was a never ending list of things to do and, other than Disney's Wilderness Resort, it was what camping WAS to me as a child. We visited this park for Mother's Day weekend 2009. The kids had a blast and the staff, although very young (maybe 16-18), did a great job keeping them busy. In fact, they were almost too busy. Just like I remembered, there was plenty to do. The only problem that I had was being charged for extra people in my camper, extra vehicles and a pet charge. I've never had extra vehicles, people or brought a pet before, so this may be standard everywhere, but I was still surprised. At $58 per night, I didn't think I'd be paying for any extras. My wife, mother and sister all said that the bathrooms smelled and that they felt dirtier after using them. Honestly, I don't know what they were talking about. There was a "smell" to the bath room, but it wasn't that bad and when I used it, it was clean. I was really shocked to see staff members cleaning it at 11pm, something I've never seen before. The staff (both young and old) couldn't have been more friendly. At times, we can be a bit high maintenance but they still had a smile on their face every time they saw us. As I arrived on Friday afternoon, my truck began to spew coolant all over and the staff was kind enough to direct me to a local service center that was open late, on Saturdays and provided me with a free loaner until mine was fixed. Although this campground is a little expensive for me, I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone. If I don't return, the only reason would be because of the cost. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park. We have stayed here four times in the last two years. Lots of activities for kids, and staff is friendly. A few seasonal sites have older run down trailers, but overall this is a very well kept campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Over priced for the service. You pay a premium price and get treated horribly. All the scheduled activities start late, and if you ever need help from the park, good luck getting any. Will never go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Recently upgraded playground, plenty of activities for younger kids. during summer they have dances for older kids. very friendly staff. Seasonal's think the park is theirs! (as with any seasonal). A nice park within an hours drive of Chicago. The halloween weekends (3) are the best I've seen! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Let me first explain that we were here over Easter Weekend, it was VERY cold and there was no one else in this campground but my family. It was a ghost town, and they had no planned activities this weekend. That said...I was not impressed by this park, it was full of junky seasonals. To camp here during the busy season would be nothing more then parking in a crowded parking lot. The water was not on yet, they had electric and sewer hook ups and no activities and they still charged $41 a night plus $3 for our dog. We left after the first night, and because I prepaid for 2 nights...they would not give us our money back for the 2nd night. They did give us a gift cert. for a return this season because of that, we will give it another try this summer when the kids can use the pool and the activities, but I have to say that the seasonals are a big turn off to me. They make the park look very unappealing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground, especially for the kids. The staff has always been friendly and helpful and the owner obviously takes pride in ensuring your camping experience is a good one. Not one of the biggest campgrounds around, but that's not a bad thing. Sites are clean and spaced out to allow some privacy and breathing room. Their camp store is well stocked and reasonably priced. My kids (and I) look forward to the pizza puffs sold in their store, always a welcome treat. Overall a fantastic campground, close to home for campers in the western suburbs of Chicago, and reasonably priced. As much as my family and I enjoy trying new campgrounds, we tend to compare them to the Millbrook Yogi Bear. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have always had a good time at this park. There are lots of kid's activities going on throughout the day. Maybe earlier this month they put in a new play gym for the kids, looks really nice and was not there last month (an older one was there). Owners are always around and the crew is friendly. Our girls like the wagon rides with Yogi as they sing songs throughout the camp. We have seen the pool get a little green before but this weekend even 90+ all the time it stayed blue. Not so many other great campgrounds this close to Chicago. There is a well stocked ranger station and easy access to a Super Walmart for last minute items. Worth the money for us. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
As others have said, this park is aging. Playground, while having more than others, is getting tired. Trees in some bad places for navigation. Free wireless internet, but wasn't working during our stay. At $50/night + $3 per pet, I was expecting much more, specifically clean and shiney. We had fun, just not enough to justify the price. It was the best option for where we needed to be, next time, I'd pick one of the others in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We went in June of 2005 in a 31 foot fifth wheel. We almost passed this one up after reading and hearing bad reviews. I'm glad we went! Our days were filled with activities for the kids. From cartoons in the morning to a movie at night, there was always something to do. As a previous reviewer noted, the pools were a strange shade of green, but we survived. The employees were friendly and energetic, the campground owner was always around. My only complaint was the price, if it wasn't so darn expensive, we would be back again next weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The two times we camped here were off season with a discounted rate. We had a great time, even when it was snowing. Staff was great and the restrooms were clean. Kids had a wonderfull time riding their bikes, playing at the park and joining in with the many activities. We can't wait to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We went with a bunch of friends in July. The pools were dirty and over crowded. The roads in the park are very narrow and next to impossible to maneuver through with a large TT. The campground is full of seasonal people, one bathroom for the whole park, the playground was not in great shape. Mini-golf was available for $5 a person and it was a nothing of a course. Everything was overpriced and the fees charged for changing or cancelling a reservation were ridiculously high ($12) Reservations must be paid in full before arrival. The staff was unfriendly, as was management. They charge by the person and pet, an extra tent on a site is $14. This place is one to avoid! We camped here in a camper.
[ 4 / 10 ]
We were there in October. Heavily treed. Park was very empty yet despite occupancy and season, there was no rate discount. We would have left except we were meeting a potential buyer of our rig there (yep, it sold and we quickly left for Windy City CG to wait for closing.) We were in a 36' 5th and the site assigned was barely long enough for the 5th and it was not level. Had to park truck off site. Next day saw many empty big sites. No stores, restaurants or attractions of any kind nearby. Chicagoans must be hard up for camping locations to put up with this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.