Snowbirds, Head South

July 31, 2014





Are you one of those lucky folks who get to flee the frozen north every winter and spend the coldest months of the year staying warm in the South? With scenic, full-service RV parks in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts offer snowbirds the perfect winter getaway. You’ll find new friends, lots of amenities and deeply discounted off-season prices. Our parks offer:

  • Highly-rated campgrounds
  • Clean comfort stations
  • Well-maintained grounds
  • Activity centers
  • Convenience stores
  • Large pull-thru sites
  • Concrete pads
  • Nearby attractions
  • Laundry facilities

As you get ready for your winter migration, see if one these campgrounds might be your seasonal home. Check the campgrounds’ websites for special snowbird rates.


Elberta, AL – Fall in love with Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast at our Elberta park, only 20 minutes from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and five miles from Pensacola – in fact, it’s one of only a few RV parks in the Pensacola area. With 43 full-service campsites, free WiFi, a clubhouse and a fully-stocked fishing pond onsite, the Elberta Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is perfect for a winter stay.


Madison, FL – This 125-acre North Florida RV park with its own lake and sandy beach is close to Florida and South Georgia attractions. Its all-natural setting and perfect weather make a quiet, peaceful winter getaway. A pet park, catch-and-release fishing, pools, camp store and snack shop offer plenty to do onsite. Enjoy old-Florida charm and salty breezes in a laid-back atmosphere.


Bremen, GA  – Less than an hour west of the bright lights of Atlanta, our Georgia campground offers a country getaway with easy proximity to city entertainment. This award-winning campground features full hookup RV sites in a lovely, relaxing setting.


Robert, LA – Located within easy driving distance of the Big Easy, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf Coast the Robert Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort offers two fishing lakes, golf cart rental and storage, free WiFi, a convenience store and more.


Memphis, TN (Horn Lake, MS)– Just five minutes from the home of the King, this northern Mississippi park was built in 2007 and offers all the modern conveniences you would expect. It’s the perfect base for exploring Graceland, sampling barbecue, checking out the Beale Street blues scene, and enjoying all the peanut butter and banana sandwiches you can eat. The park is also close to nine Mississippi major casino resorts. All RV sites are full hookup, and the park offers cable TV, free WiFi, and propane.

Pelahatchie, MS – Located east of Jackson, MS, this award-winning park is situated on the peaceful 95-acre Pelahatchie Lake. Lakefront, off-lake and premium RV sites are available, all full hookup with free WiFi. A camp store is onsite for last-minute needs, and the lake is fully stocked for fishing in the cool winter air. A 24-laundromat is also available.

North Carolina

Cherokee, NC  – Nestled deep in the Smoky Mountains, this beautiful park is a peaceful getaway with amazing scenic views. RavenFork River runs the length of the park, and many sites offer a river view; trout streams are also on property. Fire rings and picnic tables come with many RV sites as well. Three bathhouses, a park store, 24-hour laundry room and craft center are onsite. If exploring the area around the Smoky Mountains is your goal, this is your park.

Tabor City, NC – Not far from the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, the Tabor City Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort boasts numerous awards and offers a welcoming home for the season. Perfect for the nature lover, fishing and hiking opportunities abound. Tabor City offers 125 RV sites, all with a fire ring, picnic table, 20/30/50 amp service, cable TV, WiFi, and water/sewer. Enjoy the tranquility of the beach during the uncrowded winter months and get to know the friendly staff at this beautiful park.

South Carolina

Swansea, SC – Find plenty of Southern hospitality on this park’s 43 acres of rolling South Carolina farmland. The accents are sweet and the tea is sweeter!  Catch bass, sunfish and bream in four fully-stocked fishing ponds, and walk the park’s nature trails winding down to the North Edisto River. This pet-friendly campground is found less than half an hour from Columbia, SC and less than an hour from the legendary links of Augusta, GA.


North Texas/Burleson, TX – They say everything is bigger in Texas, and with 248 full hookup RV sites, this park just might prove it. Enjoy all the big city attractions of Dallas/Ft. Worth while soaking up the relaxing country atmosphere at North Texas Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort.

Canyon Lake, TX – Located in breathtaking Texas Hill Country, a half mile from the Guadalupe River and 2 miles from Canyon Lake, the area around our Canyon Lake park offers plenty to do, such as floating and fishing the Guadalupe River, onsite fishing, boating, sailing, or scuba diving; biking trails, hiking trails, Schlitterbahn, and Natural Bridge Caverns. New Braunfels is just 15 minutes away, and San Antonio is a 35 mile drive. The legendary music scene of Austin is less than an hour away, making this a perfect base for exploring all that this area of the Lone Star State has to offer.

Fredericksburg, TX  – Just outside historic Fredericksburg and in the heart of Texas Wine Country, this beautiful park offers an upscale retreat – even the bathhouse has granite tops! Oversize RV sites offer a variety of views and are pet-friendly. Enjoy wine country tours and tastings, explore nearby art galleries, and sample a long list of award-winning restaurants during your stay.

Tyler, TX – Located on 47 acres in the rolling hills of the East Texas Piney Woods north of Tyler, Texas, Whispering Pines is one of the most beautiful parks in the South. With 130 full-hookup RV sites, there’s lots of opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the wide open spaces and clear starry skies of East Texas. Two saltwater swimming pools (one for adults only), a catch-and-release fishing pond, a convenience and gift store, golf cart rentals and more make the award-winning Tyler Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort a great choice.

Waller, TX – Explore Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast from the Lone Star Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Waller, 35 miles northwest of the city. A stocked fishing lake, scenic lakeview sites, beautiful landscaping, a park store and more make Tyler a quiet, relaxing getaway.

Wichita Falls, TX  – One of Jellystone Park’s newest additions, this park offers true Texas country on the edge of city convenience! Jellystone Park™ at Coyote Ranch is host to 123 beautiful RV sites (73 pull thru and 50 back in.)A 90-acre fishing pond, wedding chapel, event site complete with catering, two pavilions, two swimming pools, golf cart rentals and free DirecTV are just a few of the things that make this park unique. A dog run is onsite – and you can even book spa treatments at Coyote Ranch. Golf, shopping, top-notch dining, museums and much, much more are nearby.

Award Winning Camping In Texas near Fort Worth

February 18, 2014

Next time you are camping in Texas, visit North Texas Jellystone Park™ Burleson and tell General Manager Steve Stafford congratulations – he’s been named Operator of the Year by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The Operator of the Year Award is presented to the person or people directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Camp-Resort. It represents excellence in management, improved inspection ratings, and growth in business. In other words, Steve is tops in our book!

Stafford Named Operator of Year at Award Winning Texas Campground

Ranger Steve and one of his staff at an event – now you see why he’s awesome!

Here’s Ranger Steve and one of his staff at an event – now you see why he’s awesome!   Located 15 minutes south of downtown Fort Worth and 40 minutes west of Dallas, the year-round Texas campground has 37 custom-built luxury cottages (25 of which have a two-person spa and fireplace) and 248 RV sites with full hookups, 50 amp, and cable connection. Amenities include two family pools, a kiddie pool, playground, four meeting facilities, and more. Families will also love the laser tag field, candy bar bingo, hayrides, visits from Yogi Bear™ and fire truck rides.The park’s Pirates Cove Wet & Dry Fun Park is located next door to the resort and offers seven waterslides, multi-platform play area, inflatables, arcade games and more. Add themed weekends throughout the summer, and it’s a perfect getaway.

North Texas Jellystone Park™ is known for its innovative features . You’ll find the Lost Maze to be a fun challenge for parents and kids to navigate together, while the improved Crafts & Activity Room offers opportunities to indulge your creative side through candle-making, woodcrafts and more. The Inflatable Corral is a Texas-style “bouncy” park sure to wear any kid out; woodlands walking and biking trails are perfect for strolls or family rides. And this past summer saw the opening of a Tropical Sno Cone stand at the park’s Ranch Pool. If that’s not enough to keep your brood busy – all we can say is, Paintball is coming very soon.   The North Texas Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort is located at 2301 S. Burleson Blvd. in Burleson, TX and is open year-round.  Find more information and reservations visit or call 800.855.9091. Don’t forget to tell Steve and his team they’re doing a great job!

Texas Camping Resorts Continue Move Into Rental Accommodations

June 21, 2013

Texas camping used to be synonymous with staying in a tent or RV.  But Texas camping resorts across the Lone Star State are finding they can accommodate bigger groups and introduce more people to camping by making park model rental accommodations available to them, according to Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners.

“We’re seeing a dramatic increase in the number of parks that offer rental accommodations,” said Schaeffer, whose organization launched a separate website called to help people find campgrounds with park model rental accommodations.  Park models are 400-square foot, factory built units that are built on a chassis, like a trailer, but look like cabins or cottages. They come fully furnished with beds and kitchen appliances. Some even have lofts for the kids.

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“We’re adding a dozen of them to our park this year,” said Steve Stafford, manager of the Jellystone Park Texas Camping Resort in Burleson, outside of Dallas.
Major campground chains like Jellystone Parks have joined independently owned and operated campgrounds across the country in adding park models as rental accommodations for their guests. Government run campgrounds are also investing in park models.

More information on the park model surge in Texas is available from the Texas Association of Campground Owners, the Crowley-based trade association that represents and markets campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the Lone Star State. The association’s 2013 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas highlights the fact that Texas is a birders paradise and includes detailed information on campgrounds, RV parks and resorts, as well as old Western style maps.

North Carolina Campground Wins Facility of the Year Award

May 10, 2013

The Coleman family, owners of the Jellystone Park in Tabor City, North Carolina, has been recognized with the Facility of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award is given to the Camp-Resort that has added new amenities and facilities while also showing sustained improvements on current amenities. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort group in Cincinnati, OH.

north carolina campground wins award

Rick Coleman & Joey Coleman pictured front

Tabor City Jellystone Park guests enjoy 350 acres of meticulously manicured grounds, concrete pads, sparkling ponds, and hiking trails.  Tucked away on aquiet farm in Southeastern North Carolina, the campground is just a short drive away from the attractions of Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, NC. Whether you are an angler at heart, enjoy hiking, are a social butterfly who loves planned activities or you just want to relax, you will experience natural beauty like you’ve never seen before at this North Carolina campground. Guests can choose from a range of accommodations, from tent and RV sites to North Carolina cabins and even pet-friendly yurts.

First-rate amenities include free wi-fi, accommodations, and activities for the whole family.  There’s also a pool, lap pool, Yogi Bear’s Splash Zone, and Water Wars for fun in the sun; an arcade, indoor theater and amphitheater; a jungle gym playground; mini golf; gem mining; basketball and volleyball courts; and the Locomotion Ride Truck, which takes guests on a four-wheel open-air trek through muddy terrain.  Nature lovers will enjoy miles of hiking trails and fully-stocked fishing ponds at this North Carolina campground. A camp ministry team leads worship services and Bible studies, and a helpful, attentive staff will make sure the entire family enjoys their getaway.

“We are thrilled to have won the “Facility of the Year” award,” said owner Rick Coleman, who runs the North Carolina campground with his family. “Our family started this operation in honor of our dad in 1999, and over the years we have grown to love providing a fun, family-friendly destination for our amazing guests. The entire Daddy Joe’s team is outstanding and this award honors all of them.”

The Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Daddy Joe’s is located at 626 Richard Wright Road and is open year-round.  If you are camping in North Carolina, visit this award-winning campground!


North Texas Campground Earns Entrepreneur of the Year Award

May 9, 2013

Ronald Bowyer, owner of the North Texas campground near Fort Worth, has been recognized with the Entrepreneur Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes Camp Resorts that show a strong growth in business over the prior year. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort group in Cincinnati.

Located 15 minutes south of downtown Fort Worth and 40 minutes west of Dallas, the campground has 37 custom-built luxury cottages (25 of which have a two-person spa and fireplace) and 248 RV sites with full hookups, 50 amp, and cable connection.

Amenities include two family pools, a kiddie pool, playground, four meeting facilities, and more. Nearby entertainment and attractions include golf, shopping, restaurants, museums, theme parks and professional sports and racing. Families will also love the laser tag field, candy bar bingo, hayrides, visits from Yogi Bear and fire truck rides.

Pirates Cove Wet & Dry Fun Park is located next door to the resort and offers seven waterslides, multi-platform play area, inflatables, arcade games and more. Add themed weekends throughout the summer, and it’s a perfect Texas camping getaway.

Ronald Bowyer (behind Yogi) and the staff at North Texas Jellystone Park.

The North Texas campground’s management team looks to continue the entrepreneurial trend with the addition of new attractions and programs in 2013. The new Lost Maze is a fun challenge for kids and parents to navigate together, and the Crafts & Activity Room will offer opportunities for families to indulge their creative sides with activities like candle making, tie-dyeing, and woodcrafts; the soon-to-open Inflatable Corral is an innovative “bouncy” park sure to wear kids out and ensure a good night’s sleep, while older kids will love the new woodlands walking and biking trail. The park’s Ranch Pool will feature a Tropical Sno Cone stand for summer 2013, and improvements to the onsite activities center include a new stage, movie screen and karaoke sound system.On the value side, guests can now choose from package deals like the Build Your Own Birthday package and Stay & Play wristbands, which allow unlimited enjoyment of all the park’s offerings.“We are always looking for ways to add value and family fun for our guests,” said owner Ron Bowyer. “We are excited that the Jellystone Park system recognized our efforts, and I am so proud of my entire team for always focusing on improving our guests’ experience. We look forward to an amazing 2013.”

The North Texas Jellystone Park campground is located at 2301 S. Burleson Blvd. in Burleson, TX and is open year-round.  If you are camping in Texas, check them out!




Jellystone Park Cave City, KY Recognized by Trip Advisor

June 10, 2012

Jellystone Park Cave City, KY was recognized by Trip Advisor with their 2012 Certificate of Excellence. According to Trip Advisor, “our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognize your 4.5 rating as an exceptional achievement.”

Easter Activities at Georgia Campground

March 9, 2012

You are invited to bring the family to camp at the Jellystone Park™ in Bremen, GA for a spring-filled fun Easter Egg Hunt with bunnies, basket decorating for the kids, train rides, hay rides and of course, Yogi Bear™! All the fun takes place March 17, 18, 24, 25, & 31 and April 1 & 7 from 1-5PM. The hunt, which includes an Easter Basket as well, is only $3.00 per child in addition to the camping rate. 

The race is on!

If you come for a day pass only, the cost is $6 for children (includes basket) and $4 for adults (rates subject to sales tax). No reservation is required for the Easter Egg Hunts. Visit the Georgia Jellystone Park website for details.

New Water and Snow Park to Open Near Nashville Campground

March 7, 2012

Edited from the Nashville Ledger:  

The announcement of a new $50 million water and snow park being built by Nashville entertainment giants Dolly Parton and Gaylord would seem to be great news for all of Nashville. More tourists, 450 new jobs and positive national exposure – who couldn’t rally around this news?

How about the owners of Nashville’s existing water parks, Nashville Shores and Wave Country? Surely they are feel like a mom-and-pop business watching a Walmart pop up next door.

Actually, even they seem excited.

“We think it will definitely be very helpful for business in this area,” says Lou Anne Wheeler, a manager at the nearby Jellystone Park campground. “We just went to an RV show in Huntsville and everyone who stopped at our booth said they heard about the new water park, so the excitement is everywhere already.”

Nashville Jellystone Park has 230 camping sites, and Wheeler says they are full during CMA week and would like to see more people stay there and enjoy the new theme park.

“We anticipate we will get busier when it opens because we are a family-oriented campground to begin with. We are pretty excited about it,” she adds.

Read the full article here.

New Jellystone Park Near Gulf Shores Alabama

February 27, 2012

The Jellystone Park™ family is excited to welcome our first Alabama Park — the former Lazy Acres Campground in Elberta, AL, joins us this camping season. Located just 17 miles from Alabama’s famous Gulf Shores (and five miles from West Pensacola), Lazy Acres campground was built from the ground up 14 years ago. The owners carefully preserved the natural setting by cutting down as few trees as possible to make room for campsites and amenities. The result is a Deep South getaway that makes the perfect home base for exploring all of Floribama, from Mobile to Gulf Shores to Pensacola, FL.
The campground offers 43 full service sites as well as campsites for pull-throughs and tents. A pool, playground, volleyball court, and meeting room are all onsite; a fully-stocked lake offers free fishing.
While you’re there, you’ll want to explore the area. Be sure to visit the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile; Gulf Shores National Seashore and Waterville, USA in Gulf Shores; and the greyhound track, and Pensacola Beach in Pensacola. The park is currently offering a free third night stay for guests who reserve a site for two nights.
The new Alabama Jellystone Park is open year-round and is located at 12160 Wortel Road in Elberta, AL. For reservations, call 251-986-3566.

Special Winter Camping Rates at North Carolina Campground

November 5, 2011

Want to escape the colder temperatures up north? Head south to Jellystone Park in Tabor City, North Carolina! Just minutes from the beach, there’s fun to be had all year long! Plus, new winter rates make “flying south” easy and affordable.

Can’t stay all winter? Consider starting a new Thanksgiving or New Year’s tradition with family and friends. A few days in the country will do wonders!

Visit or call 910-653-2155, toll free 1-877-668-8586

WINTER RATES: $375.00 per month from November 2011 through April 2012.
Only a 30 day minimum stay to apply for special rate.
$100.00 site deposit is required.

Rates include Water / Sewer / CABLE TV / Free Wi-Fi / Concrete Pad
Electricity is metered and billed at the first of the month.

Extended nights are available at the same rate, but must be consecutive to stay.

Cancellation with 30 day notice and refund of deposit with a $25.00 fee.
Cancellation under 30 day notice, no refund on deposit

Jellystone Park
626 Richard Wright Road
TABOR CITY, North Carolina 28463
910-653-2155 or toll free 1-877-668-8586