The halls are fully decked in Nashville, where Jellystone Park™ Campground is located just down the road from the Opryland Hotel. For the first time, the park is host to Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, a world-renowned holiday light show set to your favorite holiday songs. Featuring hundreds of thousands of energy-efficient LED lights synchronized and dancing to classic tunes like the “Hallelujah Chorus”, this is one of the biggest light shows in the country! When the drive is done, visit Santa’s Village and warm up with cider or cocoa, toast a s’more, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, and visit the gift shop and Kids’ Craft Corner. The fully-computerized, custom-designed drive-thru holiday light tour is open 6-10 p.m. through January 2. Admission is $25 per carload, or reserve a Sugar Creek Carriage ride and enjoy the show in the open air (blankets are provided.) Guests will also receive a free local discount card valid for all of 2011.
Escape the North’s brutal cold, head south to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ at Daddy Joe’s! Nestled on a quiet farm setting in Tabor City, North Carolina, this campground has everything you need for a warm and cozy winter. There’s no reason to hibernate…enjoy hiking our trails, playing a game of shuffleboard, taking a bike ride around our lake, or just meeting new friends. And with the beaches only 30 minutes away, there are lots of shopping and dining opportunities. Take advantage of the Snowbird Specials. Don’t wait; make plans today!
Join Yogi and the gang at Jellystone Park™ at River Bottom Farms in Swansea, SC and ring in the New Year with style! Friday, December 31, they will be hosting a Karaoke New Year’s party in the Recreation Center, followed by fireworks over the pond.
A Pot Luck Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, January 1. Traditional black-eyed peas and greens, tea, bread and a meat will be provided; just bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. Afterward, enjoy a game of Candy Bar Bingo and win a sweet snack to eat during the Saturday night Family Fun Movie!
Don’t miss the food, friends, and fireworks!
Jellystone Park™ at River Bottom Farms
357 Cedar Creek Road
Swansea, South Carolina 29160
Dec.31-2010 to Jan.2, 2011
Cool, crisp days (and evenings) are perfect for a family game of Laser Tag! This high-tech combination of tag and hide-and-seek is fun for everyone from kindergarteners to the grandparents – and it’s sure to get your blood pumping. The game began in the 1970s during the sci-fi heyday, and has since grown into a full-fledged phenomenon. Players are given a laser gun to “shoot” members of the opposite team. Everyone gets into the act as you duck behind trees, crouch between shrubs and creep along the side of buildings, looking for your best shot while avoiding the laser beam of your opponents.
You’ll find Laser Tag games at three Jellystone Park™ Campgrounds: in Hagerstown, MD , where you can play at night; in Luray, VA , where you’ll also find pedal boats, miniature golf, and “Old Faceful” Mining Company; and at Canyon Lake, TX , where you’ll love the jumping pillow, heated indoor pool and tubing down the Guadalupe River.
Choose your team and get ready for a great time!
Fall Festival weekends are here! Come join us this weekend October 8,9 and October 29,30 for a for a safe, fun way to enjoy the fall. We will have Face Painting, Pony rides, a magic Pumpkin patch and Camper treating (trick or treating Yogi Bear style!) Please bring candy if you want to participate in the kiddos stopping by your site for treats and more! Football fans- The games will be playing on the big screen in Jellystone Hall! Check out the Fall Festival schedule on Facebook
Scrapbook Weekend November 12-14:
Our first scrapbook weekend will be a Christmas theme. The Scrapbook Haus will be here Saturday for a couple hours of instruction and to provide the layout materials (cost for materials is $22) Please call the office to reserve your spot!
We hope you can join us soon! The Football games are playing in Jellystone Hall! We we are on our Fall schedule with activities scheduled on weekends.
2010 Theme Weekends and Local Events
Oct 8,9 and Oct 29,30 Fall Festival Weekends (Jellystone Park)
Good old fashion time of fun! We’ll have non-scary costume contest,
best decorated site contest, Camper treating, magic pumpkin patch
October 23,24 Texas Clay Festival in Gruene
Featuring to work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists
October 9th Canyon Lake Shrimpfest
Annual Canyon Lake Lions Club Shrimpfest
October 29th- November 7th New Braunfels Wurstfest
October 30th 27th Annual Tour De Gruene Bicycle Classic
October 30th Canyon Lake Fall Market Days
November 7 Gruene Music and Wine Festival
November 6,7 Lake Canyon Yacht Club Wurstfest Annual Regatta
November 12-14 Scrapbook Weekend
One of the meeting rooms will be set up for Scrapbooking for your
use all weekend for scrapbooking. The Scrapbook Haus will be here Saturday am for a couple hours to provide some instruction. There will be a charge of $22 for the cost of the layout materials. Please call ahead to make your reservations for lodging or camping spot and also your seat in the meeting room as space will be limited.
Nov 24-27 Thanksgiving Weekend (Jellystone Park- still have availability)
It is our 5th annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner Wednesday afternoon starts the weekend out with Pie baking! Then on Thursday Yogi brings turkeys! (22 cooked last year) Each family brings 2 side dishes. This year we are asking each family to bring cans of any canned good of your choice to bring to the local food pantry. That afternoon the Football games come on… The napping starts… Friday…. games, crafts, activities..
Dec 3,4 Christmas Season Celebration (our way of saying Thank you!)
We will go back in time to an old time Christmas…. On everything including rates. We will use prices from 40 years ago. RV sites for the weekend $3.40 per night. We will be working with the CRRC and ask for a donation of canned goods or financial .
Join Club Yogi Rewards to earn free stays. Log on www.jellystonerewards.com and enroll. You will be on your way to earning points for a free stay at Jellystone Parks.
September 25- November 19th Get the 3rd night free for Tent and RV sites! Winter rates in effect for lodging!!
Charity selected! Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas Season Celebration Weekend we will support the local food pantry by asking our guests to donate canned food items and or financial contributions to the Canyon Lake Community Resource Center. We are asking that each family bring a minimum of 2 cans and preferably more! Clean out your cupboards and help those less fortunate.
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“Puddle-Palooza” to feature performances by Rodney Crowell, Emily West, Lane Brody, John Anderson, Robin Meade, and more to be announced
The 2010 Walden’s Puddle “Puddle-Palooza” benefit concert and festival has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, at Nashville’s Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ campground.
Hosted this year by the Music Valley Merchants Association, the festival and concert raises funds for Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. Artists scheduled to perform include John Anderson, Lane Brody, Cerrito, Rodney Crowell and the Notorious Cherry Bombs, Jypsi, HLN news anchor Robin Meade, Victoria Shaw, Army Ranger and Country artist Keni Thomas, Emily West and additional special guests to be announced soon. GAC’s Nan Kelley serves as MC of the event.
All proceeds benefit the non-profit facility, located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Nashville in Joelton, Tenn. The Walden’s Puddle organization receives a substantial portion of its annual financial support each year from the daylong event.
“The new board of Walden’s Puddle is grateful to the Music Valley Merchants Association and Jellystone Park™ for teaming up with us for our first ‘Puddle-Palooza!’ said Walden’s Puddle Board Chair and recording artist, Lane Brody. “It is a fresh start for all of us, and God willing, this event will bring more awareness to the important work Walden’s Puddle does every single day in giving injured and orphaned wildlife a second chance, as well as bring community support and patronage back to Music Valley, which was so impacted by the flood.”
Festival gates open at noon, with the live concert kicking off at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 (tax-deductible) and available online at www.VisitMusicCity.com. Hard tickets can be purchased at Jellystone Park (2572 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214 (615) 889-4225) or at the Willie Nelson and Friends General Store and Museum in Music Valley (2613 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214 (615) 885-1515). Children under 12 and accompanied by an adult get in to the event for free.
This year’s festival also serves to raise public awareness of the local Music Valley merchants, which are open for business following the historic flooding in Nashville on May 1-2, 2010. Music Valley offers visitors access to more than 15 hotels, 8 restaurants, several campgrounds, nightlife and live entertainment options and numerous shopping and family-friendly destinations.
“The merchants of Music Valley at Opryland are very excited to sponsor the upcoming ‘Puddle-Palooza’ event at Jellystone Park. This will be a great afternoon of fun and music to benefit the animals and efforts of the Walden’s Puddle organization,” says Music Valley Merchants Association President, Mark Hughes. “Our Music Valley area took a substantial blow from the flooding this past May, but we are getting back on track and events such as this are exactly what we need to raise awareness and bring more visitors to our area.”
In addition to the concert, other family-friendly activities offered at Nashville Jellystone Park include swimming, hiking, mini-golf, hayrides, volleyball, appearances by Yogi Bear™ and more. Food vendors provide options ranging from hot dogs and hamburgers to Mexican and barbecue. Visit www.NashvilleJellystone.com for more information.
About Walden’s Puddle:
Walden’s Puddle provides care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned Tennessee wildlife. It is the only professionally staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee. The facility does not charge for services and receives no federal or state funding at this time. Visit www.WaldensPuddle.org for more information.
The dog days of summer are finally among us, and with temperatures rising, there’s no better way for your family to stay cool than in the water. With several amenities sure to please any water lover, Jellystone Parks offer a wide variety of wet and wild fun.
All of our campgrounds have sparkling pools for soaking, splashing and relaxing, but Jellystone Park’s premiere beat-the-heat play place is Yogi Bear’s Water Zone “Splash Ground.” Found at many of our parks, these playgrounds in the water add a new element of fun to the old-fashioned swimming pool. Whether it’s the mushroom shaped showers, squirting water cannons or buckets of water dumped on unsuspecting heads, everyone in the family is sure to keep cool while having a blast. There are even zero-entry levels for the smallest members of the family to safely enjoy. Just a few of the campgrounds featuring this one-of-a-kind water play include Bremen, Georgia; Robert, Louisiana; and Quarryville, Pennsylvania. For a complete listing of the campgrounds with Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, please visit Splashgrounds.
For the more daring members in your family, many of our parks have twisting, turning and gravity defying waterslides. Jellystone Parks such as Mammoth Cave, Kentucky; Woodstock, New Brunswick; Waller, Texas; Marion, North Carolina and Fremont, Wisconsin have super flumes that take riders on a journey with all the thrills of a theme park, giving parents the perfect answer to the perennial kid question, “What can we do now?” For more water sliding fun filled parks, see Waterslides.
On top of all the pools, splashes, and thrilling water slide fun, some of our other Jellystone Parks offer lakes, rivers and streams which include outrageous fun like boating, fishing, rafting, and sandy beaches to wade and swim in. For our list of ways to get wet, see Family Fun.
So gather the family, beat the heat and head out to a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park near you! For more information visit our website at www.campjellystone.com or call 1-800-558-2954 and take advantage of the all the wet and wild summer time fun!
June 15, 2010-Despite heavy rains and thunderstorms that hit the area last week, Jellystone Park in Canyon Lake is happy to report that they escaped any major water damage and/or flooding, which mostly occurred to the east of the park.
Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country and only a 30 minute drive from San Antonio, this park is between Canyon Lake, which is now full and sizing up to be a great water year for lake and river activities, and the Guadalupe River where tubing resumed last week.
Upcoming themed weekends are Father’s Day (June 18-20) where Dad can dress up and compete in the “Ms. Jellystone” competition, and Family Olympics weekend (June 25-27) where festivities begin with a torch run and individuals/families compete in fun games for the gold.
Lodge rooms, cottages, tent camping, and over 100 RV sites are available, but Canyon Lake reservations are filling quickly, so call 877-964-3731 to book your stay.
The Jellystone Park campground in Nashville is letting guests know that many area attractions are still open despite recent flooding. The Grand Ole Opry is continuing with its concert schedule and holding performances at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville and other venues around town. The CMA music festival, to be held June 10-13, is now dedicated to flood relief efforts and will include performances by country’s biggest stars. Go to visitmusiccity.com for a current list of open attractions.
The Jellystone Park campground in Nashville is open for business depite flooding in the area. Most of the campsites are undamaged and ready for campers. Only 30 campsites, which are located in the back of the campground, have been affected. Campers are encouraged to continue with vacation plans and help support the area.