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FAQs
Have Questions? We Have Answers
Discover the top frequently asked questions by our campers that will help prepare you for your stay a Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake. From check-in and check-out times, to pet policies and quiet hours, you can find it all here!
I have a voucher/points I want to put towards my reservation, how or when do I do that?
You will need to log into your Club Yogi Rewards account and request a certificate. You will need to submit the certificate via email to info@bartonlakejellystonepark.com ,prior to your arrival, in order to be verified by the staff and credited to your reservation.
What forms of payment are accepted for my reservation?
We gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
How far in advance should I make my reservation?
We recommend booking at least 6 months in advance of desired arrival date, as our Camp-Resort will fill up quickly! We book reservations up to 360 days in advance!
What are your peak and non-peak season dates and does that impact what attractions are available?
Our midwest campground's dates and availability of attractions vary throughout the season. During non-peak season, some attractions are only available during the weekends.
 
Our seasonal dates are as follows:
Open: April 21 – November 5 
Peak Season: May 26 – August 20 (Daily Activities)
Non-Peak Season: April 21 - May 25 & August 21 - November 5
 
*All attractions and themed events are subject to change at any time and have limited availability outside of peak season. Please see our Things to Do page for specific attraction availability.
Can I bring my own golf cart, motorized scooter, or ATV to your Indiana campground?
For safety and liability reasons, guests are not permitted to bring any personal motorized vehicles, such as golf carts, into Jellystone Park™. While we do not like to be the fun police, guests found in violation of this policy may be asked to leave without refund. For your convenience, we do offer golf cart rentals that allow accessing our Midwest campground easy…and fun!
Do you offer price matching for campground reservations?
No, we do not offer price matching for campground reservations. Our pricing is carefully determined to provide fair value for the amenities and services included in the price of a stay. We encourage you to explore the features of our campground, and if you have any questions about our current pricing or special offers, feel free to contact our reservation team for assistance!
What makes you one of the best campgrounds in Indiana for families?
We’re known as one of the best family campgrounds in Indiana due to the countless activities and attractions we have to offer! If you’re looking for a Indiana campground with a water park and pools, you’ve come to the right place. Our Water Playground is great for kids and features various water blasters, cannons, and slides, while our 4 spacious swimming pools are perfect for kids and adults alike! We also have huge water slides, a jumping pillow, mini golf, themed events, and more. You can view all of our attractions here.
How do I make changes/add on items to my current reservation?
If you are needing to make changes or add something to your reservation, such as a golf cart, please use the contact us link to send us a message. You may also give us a call during office hours and we can help over the phone as well. Please be ready with your confirmation number.
How late am I able to return to the park?
You may come and go as you please as long as you have the gate code for access with a vehicle.
Will my reservation guarantee a specific site or cabin assignment?
We do offer you the opportunity to guarantee your favorite campsite or cabin location by paying our applicable lock in fee. If you opt out of the lock in fee, you are guaranteed your selected site or cabin type, but not the specific unit number.
What are my check-in/out times?
Cabins
Check-in: 4PM / Check-out: 11AM
 
Campsites
Check-in: 2PM / Check-out: 1PM
Do you offer cabins for large groups?
Yes, we have great options for large groups looking to stay at our Indiana campground. For example, our Three Bear's Lodge sleeps up to 19 people! It is also equipped with a full kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a game room and more! For more information about our cabin rentals, click here.
Where are the other Jellystone Park™ locations?
With over 75 locations in the US and Canada, there is sure to be a Jellystone™ Park close to you. Check out Camp Jellystone to find the Camp-Resort nearest you.
What do I need to do to prepare for my arrival?
Answer: Check out our handy countdown calendar for all important dates leading up to your stay.
Do you have on-site food options?
Yes, we have onsite options such as the Boo Boo™ Cafe and the camp store located within the Ranger Station. View the hours and menu options on our Guest Dashboard.
How many people are allowed per site?
The cabin or campsite rate accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years old. 4 adults, 4 children maximum per site. Additional person fee applies.
Can I tour the park?
We are more than happy to show off our Indiana campground but please schedule a visit in advance by giving us a call or sending us an email! Unfortunately, weekend tours during the season are not available.
What’s the best way to take advantage of all of the attractions during my stay at the Camp-Resort?
Our Fun Passes are a great way to have more fun for less! Learn all about adding a Fun Pass to your reservation via the add-ons page.
Do you have golf cart rentals?
We do! You can add a golf cart, hot tub, any of our other add-ons to your reservation by calling us or by adding one to your reservation while booking online! For more information check our add-ons page.
How do I book a park pass?
Call us at (260) 833-1114 or book directly online!
 
Online Booking Process:
  1. Enter Dates (Check-In is admission date) and Guests (adjust to 1 Adult or 1 Child) and click the magnifying glass to search.
  2. As results begin to populate, Filter by “Other”.
  3. Choose Your Site by clicking “Select” in the table under the interactive map and “Add to Cart”.
  4. Click “ Review Cart”.
  5. To add additional Day Camp Passes, click “Continue shopping” and repeat the process.
  6. Once you have added your desired number of Day Camp Passes, click “Proceed to Checkout”.
What is good camping etiquette?
If you're a first time camper, you may have some questions on the best camping etiquette. Check our how to be a good neighbor, stay safe during your trip, and more, with our camping etiquette form.
When can I pick up my golf cart?
Golf Carts may be picked up anytime after 2pm and before dusk.
Where can I find the activity schedules?
Check out our full calendar of themed weeks and weekends.
We are looking to experience Indiana glamping at its finest. What accommodations do you recommend?
Great choice! We offer the best glamping in Indiana and have 5 luxury cabin types, plus accommodations that can sleep up to 19 people. Cabin amenities include full bathrooms, kitchens, private bedrooms, porches, and more! View all of our Indiana cabin rental options here.
How far away is your Indiana campground from Fort Wayne?
Lucky for you, we offer some of the best camping near Fort Wayne, because our Camp-Resort is located less than an hour away. We also offer some of the best RV camping and cabin rentals near Fort Wayne, with 15+ accommodation types!
Can I have visitors at my site?
Yes! The following visitor fees apply for overnight guests:
 
Non Peak season - $18 / overnight, $54 / 4-7 nights
Peak season & Holidays - $26 / overnight, $84 / 4-7 nights
What are the quiet hours?
We do! Quiet hours are: 11PM - 8AM, daily. Any guest under 18 years of age must be at their campsite or cabin during these hours, unless accompanied by an adult.
When are your office hours?
Our office hours vary depending on the season! For the most up-to-date hours, visit our Guest Dashboard.
Where do I get firewood?
We have firewood available for purchase at our Ranger Station. Campers are not allowed to bring their own firewood due to regulations from the Indiana Department of Agriculture. To preserve the beauty of our wooded Camp-Resort, please do not cut down or damage trees in any way.
Can I bring my drone?
No, we do not allow drones at this time.
Can I smoke at the park?
Since we are one of the best family campgrounds in Indiana. Smoking, including vaping, of any kind is not permitted in common and indoor areas, including but not limited to the pool area, playgrounds, pavilions, and all buildings.
 
Smoking is not permitted within 50 feet of any building entrance. Smoking is not permitted inside cabins or on cabin porches, but is permitted outside at cabin sites.
 
Smoking is permitted at campsites, but must be confined to your designated site. Please dispose of all cigarette butts. Smoking of any substances besides tobacco and vaporizers will not be tolerated. Management reserves the right to fine violators of this policy.
Do you offer seasonal sites?
Yes, we do - Please email info@bartonlakejellystonepark.com for more information.
Do you offer any discounts?
We do! We offer great deals all season long! Check here to view our deals. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date on any seasonal deals and specials we’re offering. We do not accept AAA, Good Sams Club, or any others.
 
Are you an active or retired service man or woman? To thank you for your service, we offer a military discount of 10% off any weekday (Sunday-Thursday) stay with promo code YOGITHANKSYOU. *A valid ID must be presented at check-in to receive the discount. Excludes holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, & Columbus Day). May not be combined with other offers.
How do I reserve my stay?
You can book your stay on our website by clicking "Reserve Now" throughout the site or give us a call at (260) 833-1114!
What is the speed limit?
Because we're one of the best family campgrounds in Indiana, our park is full of active families with children and there is mountainous terrain, the speed limit throughout the Camp-Resort is 5.5 MPH and is strongly enforced for your safety. If you do not feel that you are driving ridiculously slow, then you are driving too fast.
What is your policy on firearms and weapons?
Guests must obey all federal, state, and local laws regarding the ownership and possession of firearms. Firearms are not permitted in any property buildings or common areas. The only exception is that guests may have a firearm in a locked, private vehicle in parking areas if permitted by law. The discharge of firearms, BB guns, air guns/rifles, or similar devices is strictly prohibited.
Can I bring my own boat or water craft?
You can! We have dock space to rent for a fee. Campers must either rent a dock to moor or put the water craft in and take it out after each time of use. Campers may not leave any water craft in the water for any length of time without docking. Barton Lake is a small fishing lake, so it is a NO WAKE lake,
Where can I find information about themed events at the park?
Good question! We have a jam-packed calendar of themed weeks and weekends throughout the season. You can find a list of our upcoming themed events on our 2023 Themes Calendar!
What can I use my Jellystone Park™ gift card towards?
Jellystone Park™ gift cards are applicable towards reservations only. They may not be used towards store purchases or attractions.
Can I bring my pet with me?
Pets are allowed at campsites and at designated pet-friendly units of the Barton Lake Bungalows*. All other cabins and tent sites do NOT allow pets. Each campsite is allowed only 2 pets. They must be non aggressive, leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Pets are not allowed at our playgrounds, Comfort Stations, or other buildings. Guests or visitors may not bring pets with them. If they arrive with a pet, they may not be permitted to enter the Camp-Resort. Pet owners must keep their pet leashed at all times and are responsible for noise control and clean-up. We reserve the right to remove hostile or disruptive pets from the park. Make sure to fill out our pet waiver. *A pet fee is required when camping with a pet in the Barton Lake Bungalows. $50 for 1 pet, $75 for 2 pets.
What is the cancellation policy?
To view full cancellation policies for cabins and campsites, please check our policies page.
Do you allow fireworks?
With the exception of sparklers, fireworks are not allowed in Jellystone Park™.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
They are, but no glass is permitted. Alcohol must be in an unmarked, non breakable container or a koozie. Since we're one of the best campgrounds in Indiana for families, we ask that you please be considerate of others and refrain from loud and unseemly language.
How do I use my Club Yogi™ Rewards points?
Club Yogi™ Rewards points can be saved up and redeemed for free nights or select Jellystone Park™ merchandise!
Do you offer day passes?
We sure do! Day Camp Passes are available during peak season. You can learn all about them, including the cost, on our park passes page.
Where can I find the Camp-Resort map?
Check out our map so you can get to and from all of our awesome amenities!
What are some things to do in Fremont, Indiana?
There’s tons to discover in the surrounding area. View all of our recommendations on the places to go page.