After visiting the beautiful New Germany State Park in western Maryland we drove 1 hour northwest past Ohiopyle to our camping destination.  On Part 3 of Sylvie Goes Camping we’ll be talking about Ohiopyle State Park, a rafting hotspot and a quaint town to explore.

We really enjoyed staying in the cabins at Jellystone.  Even the smallest pet-friendly cabin was affordable, had enough beds to sleep 4 comfortably, had a bathroom with a decently sized shower, offered a microwave, mini fridge, sink and even dishes to use and was located in a relaxing forest surrounded by oaks and hemlocks.

Every night we made a fire, cooked s’mores, used the grill to make burgers and corn on the cob and all the while Sylvie got to sit on an extended leash, keeping watch over the camp (and of course playing a bit of short ranged fetch).  We went camping in September and still fought off mosquitoes so don’t forget your citronella candles and bug spray for you and your pet’s flea, tick and mosquito repellent (we use Braveto).

How did we choose where to camp?  We were given a gift card to stay here and Sylvie’s dad has been here before.  Also, it’s very close to Ohiopyle, a great hiking place with stunning views.

Here is a the website for Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park @ Mill Run, PA where we stayed:

https://jellystonemillrun.com/

Pet-friendly cabins: We stayed in the Boo Boo’s 1 Room Cabin, which is pet friendly.  Check out the link to the cabin for photos and amenities.  They offer a large number of pet-friendly cabins, including ADA cabins.   Look for the paw prints when you hover over the cabin tab to find pet-friendly cabins.

https://jellystonemillrun.com/rentals/boo-boos-1-room-pet-friendly-cabins-4-5/

Dog approved activities: A fenced in dog park with two sections and poop stations.  The view from the dog park is amazing, too!  There are a few trails through the woods but they are short and rather steep.  We enjoyed them but they’re mostly for moving around the park.  The roads are easy and safe to walk, as well.  Sylvie is well behaved and we were able to leave her in the cabin for a short time.  Barking dogs shouldn’t be left behind in cabins.  (Amenities may change from park to park).

See the link below for some information on bringing your dog to a Jellystone Park:

https://www.campjellystone.com/how-to-bring-your-dog-along-on-your-next-family-camping-vacation/

Next we’ll be visiting Ohiopyle State Park and the Youghiogheny River (say that three times fast!)