Memphis Jellystone Park™ Wins 2011 Facility of the Year Award

Horn Lake

The Russell family, owners of the Jellystone Park™ Campground in Horn Lake, Mississippi , just south of Memphis, have been recognized with the Facility of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award is given to the Campground that has added new amenities and facilities while also showing sustained improvements on current amenities.

Located just five miles south of Elvis’ hometown, the campground is the perfect home base for exploring attractions like Graceland, the Beale Street Music Festival, riverboat cruises on the mighty Mississippi (including the legendary Delta Queen), and the lively casinos that dot the region. The park’s 20.5 picturesque, beautifully landscaped acres include 136 RV campsites and 12 rustic cabins; 28 more full-hookup concrete sites and six new three-bedroom luxury cabins will open in April. The entire family will love the swimming pool, playground, recreation room with video games, and live entertainment at the pavilion. The 2011 camping season will introduce a new Jumping Pillow, a huge inflated pillow where kids can bounce until they wear themselves out (and adults can let their inner kid loose without blowing a knee) and two inflatable waterslides.

Planned activities and themed weekends make camping more fun than ever all season long. This year’s weekend lineup kicks off April 23-24 with Easter Weekend, with its egg-cellent egg hunt and decorating contest. A sample of upcoming weekend festivities include the Hawaiian-themed Luau with Yogi Bear Weekend (June 10-12); Medieval Weekend, when you can make your own magic potion, wizard’s wand or fairy dust (July 29-31); and Chocolate Weekend (August 19-21).

 ”We are tickled pink and so proud to have received the Facility of the Year Award,” said Keith Russell, the park’s owner. “We are so happy to provide a clean, beautiful, family-friendly camping experience where everyone can relax and make great memories.” 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Memphis is open year-round and is located at 1400 Audubon Point Drive in Horn Lake, MS. For reservations, call 888-305-GoRV (4678) or visit memphisjellystone.com.

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Tabor City Jellystone Park™ Earns Awards for Inspection and Outstanding Service

It’s a big year at the Jellystone Park™ Campground in Tabor City, North Carolina , where the campground has been recognized for the third consecutive year with the Carroll Award, which is presented to the campground receiving the highest inspection score of the entire 75-park Jellystone Park system. 

In addition, Rick Coleman and his family, owners of the Tabor City Jellystone Park, received the system’s Jim Webb Spirit Award, which recognizes outstanding service and commitment to both guests and the franchise system itself. 

The Coleman family built their campground on an old farm, creating a big, open space similar to a national park – but with all the amenities and activities of a top-notch family resort. Tabor City Jellystone Park guests enjoy meticulously manicured grounds, concrete pads, sparkling restrooms and a helpful, attentive staff. Tucked away on a quiet farm in Southeastern North Carolina, the campground is just minutes away from the Grand Strand of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, NC. Whether you are an angler at heart, enjoy hiking, area social butterfly who loves planned activities or you just want to relax, you will experience natural beauty like you’ve never seen before at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Tabor City. Guests can choose from a range of accommodations, from tent and RV sites to camping 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; 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.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Tabor City is located just off Highway 701 on Richard Wright Road. The campground is open year round with planned activities beginning April 2. For reservations, call 877-668-8586 or visit taborcityjellystone.com.

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Jellystone Park™ in Luray is Campground of the Year

The Rust family, owners of the Jellystone Park™ Campground in Luray, Virginia , have been recognized with the Camp-Resort of the Year award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award – the highest honor that can be earned by a Jellystone Park Camp-Resort – recognizes a campground and operators who exceed all standards of operation, show a strong growth in business, implement sustained improvements to the facility and are viewed as leaders in the campground industry. 

The picturesque Luray Jellystone Park is found on Lee Highway at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Luray Caverns, world-famous Skyline Drive and the main entrance to Shenandoah National Park are just a few miles away.

The park boasts beautiful tent and RV sites, ranging from full hookup (water, electric and sewer) Red Carpet sites to rustic tenting. Nine new camping cabins will be added this year for a total of 59 cabins. For bigger groups, the Three Bears Lodge sleeps 10 and includes a gas fireplace. And activities abound for every member of the family – a twisting, turning tornado of a waterslide; Laser Tag; pedal boats; Old Faceful gem mining; two swimming pools, including one with a spray feature; kiddie pool; miniature golf; fishing; a game room; and a Jumping Pillow. 

Planned activities and themed weekends kick off March 26 with Wake Up the Bears/Two for One Weekend, when guests can camp two nights for the price of one (not valid on cabins and cottages.) Other great themed weekends include Pirate Adventure Weekend (May 14-15) and the campground’s popular Halloween Weekends (October 14-16, 22-23, and 29-30.) During mid-summer themes are extended for a full week; examples include Christmas in July Week (July 5-10); Kids’ Revenge Week (August 1-7); and Yogi Bear’s Birthday Celebration (August 22-28).
 
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray is located at 2250 Lee Highway. The campground is open year-round. For reservations, call (800) 420 –6679 or visit their campluray.com.

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Top Pick for 2011, Luray, Virginia

Your family’s list of must-visit destinations for 2011 just got a little longer: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Luray, VA has been named Camp-Resort of the Year for the Jellystone Park franchise. The Camp-Resort of the Year award is the highest honor in the franchise, recognizing one campground above all the rest as the very best of the best for management, operations, appearance and performance.

Owned by the Rust family, the picturesque Luray Jellystone Park is found at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. You’ll find Luray Caverns, world-famous Skyline Drive and the main entrance to Shenandoah National Park just a few miles away.

The park boasts lovely tent and RV sites, as well as 50 cabins. There’s even the Three Bears Lodge, which sleeps 10 and includes a gas fireplace. Activities abound for every member of the family – a twisting, turning tornado of a waterslide; Laser Tag; pedal boats; Old Faceful gem mining; two swimming pools, including one with a spray feature; kiddie pool; miniature golf; fishing; a game room; and a Jumping Pillow. The kids will have the time of their lives (while building memories to last a lifetime) and they’ll be so worn out at the end of the day, bedtime will be a snap, leaving you plenty of time to unwind by the campfire in peace.

While Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Luray is open year-round, some activities are seasonal. Planned activities and themed weekends kick off March 26 with the Wake Up the Bears/Two for One Weekend, when guests can camp two nights for the price of one (not valid on cabins and cottages.) Visit http://www.campluray.com/for a full schedule and rates.

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Jellystone Parks™ Receive Top Honors from Woodall’s

Woodall’s has awarded 15 Jellystone Park™ Campgrounds their coveted 5W/5W rating. This dual rating system is based on the development of the park’s facilities and its recreation. In general, the more W’s a campground is awarded, means the camper will find a more resort-like experience. Another vital consideration is a park’s overall maintenance. No matter the park’s amenities, a park can only receive 5W if it achieves a certain standard of up-keep and cleanliness.

The next time you are in the mood for camping in resort-like style, visit one of our parks who can proudly claim this honor! Those parks are: Amboy, IL; Fremont, IN; Lawrence, KS; Williamsport, MD; Frankenmuth, MI; Austin, MN; Pelahatchie, MS; Woodridge, NY; Gardiner, NY; North Hudson, NY; Aurora, OH; Mill Run, PA; Caledonia, WI; Wisconsin Dells, WI; Niagara Falls, ON.

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Jellystone Park in Tabor City Receives Top Inspection Award

The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Tabor City, North Carolina, has been recognized with the Carroll Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award recognizes the campground receiving the highest inspection award of the entire Jellystone Park system. This was the second consecutive year for the Tabor City campground park to receive the Carroll Award, proving they maintain very high standards for their facilities.

Tabor City Jellystone Park guests enjoy meticulously manicured grounds, concrete pads, sparkling restrooms and a helpful, attentive staff. Tucked away on a quiet farm in Southeastern North Carolina, the family campground is a short drive from the Grand Strand of South Carolina, 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 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Tabor City.

water fun and camping in North Carolina!

water fun and camping in North Carolina!

“We are so excited to earn the Carroll Award for the second year in a row,” said owner Rick Coleman. “Our staff works hard to keep our campground at its very best and make sure every family enjoys their stay, and it’s wonderful to have that hard work recognized.”

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Tabor City, North Carolina is located just off Highway 701 on Richard Wright Road. The campground is open year round with planned activities beginning April 2.

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Houston Jellystone Park Receives Campground Award

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Waller, TX  has been recognized with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award recognizes Camp-Resorts that showed an ability to thrive despite a challenging economy, generating a large increase in revenue while continuing to offer a quality product at a reasonable price.

Located 35 miles northwest of Houston, the Waller campground has built on its legacy of strong revenue growth despite the difficult economy. With families on the lookout for quality entertainment at a budget-friendly price, the campground has the perfect solution. Guests love the snack bar, game room and cartoon theater; comfortable cabins and full hook-up RV sites. A water playground features the Serpent Water Slide—180 feet of twisting, turning excitement – and will soon introduce the new Pine Tree Plunge, a six-lane slide that stands 50 feet high and sends riders down 350 feet of wet ‘n wild freefall.

awesome water splashground

awesome water splashground

“This is the fourth year in a row we have won this award,” said campground owner Bruce Bryant. “It’s an incredibly gratifying feeling that our guests continue to show their approval of our hard work and quest for excellence.”

Campground guests also will enjoy the stocked fishing lake, swimming pool, tennis court, playgrounds, mini golf course and petting zoo. The wooded, shaded sites and nature trails are perfect for guests looking to relax and take in the outdoor experience. The Waller campground is open year-round.

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Operator of the Year Awarded to Sturgeon Bay Campground

Jim and Jill Kavicky, owners of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, have been recognized as Operators of the Year by the Jellystone Park franchise system.

The Operator of the Year Award is given to the individual or team directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of a Camp-Resort in recognition of excellence in management. Evaluation criteria include customer service, inspection ratings, daily management and business growth.

“We appreciate LSI’s recognition of our hard work to improve the management and inspection ratings of our park over the eight years of ownership, and we’re grateful for their continued guidance and support,” said Jim Kavicky. “As a family that camped at our park before owning it, we are honored to have the opportunity to direct the operations of the park toward its original look and atmosphere to offer families an exceptional camping and entertainment experience.”

Relax and swim at the pool

Relax and swim at the pool

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground at Sturgeon Bay is the original Jellystone Park campground, started by founder Doug Haag 41 years ago. Located in picturesque Door County, WI, the park offers the finest area camping amenities and accommodations at reasonable prices. With campsites for tents, travel trailers and RVs, as well as furnished cabins, every guest will feel at home. Families can enjoy two heated pools and a kiddie pool, miniature golf, three playgrounds, basketball, soccer, softball, arts & crafts, the Yogi Bear theater, a dance pavilion and more. Every weekend features themed activities, and the original Old Faceful geyser re-opened when the campground celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009.

The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground at Sturgeon Bay is open May 15 – September 13, 2010.

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Nova Scotia Jellystone Park Wins Award for Excellence in Camping Industry

Frank and Stefi Davies, owners of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Kingston, Nova Scotia, have been recognized as Operators of the Year by the Jellystone Park franchise system.

The Operator of the Year Award recognizes excellence in management and is presented to the individual or team responsible for day-to-day operation of a Camp-Resort. Evaluation criteria include customer service, inspection ratings, daily management and business growth.

“We are honored to be named Operators of the Year,” said Stefi Davies, family campground owner. “We love what we do, and the best part is getting the chance to help families make amazing memories. Our team works hard to run the best property possible, and we’re proud to have those efforts recognized.”

Relax in a comfy cabin

Relax in a comfy cabin

Nestled in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, the Jellystone Park is the highest-rated campground in the Maritimes. The park offers a full range of camping options, from rustic tent sites to RV sites complete with free WiFi Internet access, to cabins. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of amenities and activities, from themed weekends and social get-togethers, to the popular Jumping Pillow, a kiddie waterslide and bumper boats, doggy playground, miniature golf, jumbo playground, heated swimming pools and beach volleyball. The Canadian campground also features the Old Faceful Mining Company, where campers can pan for gems.

The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground at Kingston, Nova Scotia is open May 14 – Sept. 19, 2010.

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Montana RV Park Named Entrepreneur of the Year

The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Missoula, MT has been recognized with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award recognizes Camp-Resorts that showed an ability to thrive despite a challenging economy, generating a large increase in revenue while continuing to offer a quality product at a reasonable price. 

Conveniently located in the heart of Big Sky Country on the road to both Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, Jellystone Park campground in Missoula boasts some of the most amazing scenery in country. With RV and tent sites available, as well as camping cabins, every guest will find accommodations to suit their needs. Families will love the many onsite amenities, including a heated swimming pool, playground, championship miniature golf course, free Wi-Fi connections throughout the park, a kids’ pool and gameroom, and nightly visits from Yogi Bear himself. 

beautiful mountain backdrop

beautiful mountain backdrop

“We are honored and delighted to be named Entrepreneur of the Year,” said park owner Tom Mahlum. “I believe this is a testament of the quality of our facilities, luxury cabins, and unwavering commitment to service. We strive to create memories that last a lifetime through our daily planned activities, themed events and first class amenities.”

The Jellystone Park campground in Missoula is located at 9900 Jellystone Drive and opens for the season May 1, 2010.

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