Special Winter Camping Rates at North Carolina Campground

fall leaves

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 www.taborcityjellystone.com 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

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Dallas Campground Hosts Family Activities in November

child with pumpkin

Come hang out with Yogi Bear™ in November and enjoy some awesome fall weather at Jellystone Park at Rustic Creek Ranch – located in the South Fort Worth area. During Yogi’s Gobblin Good Times Weekends, we have plenty of activities for your family. Don’t miss your opportunity to plant and harvest a magic pumpkin this month. You can also decorate a pumpkin like a Thanksgiving turkey. Experience our Lumination Laser Tag game, an outdoor Laser Tag game in the dark. Try out your artistic hand with one of our many craft items in the Bear’s Den, or enjoy a game of candy bar bingo. Either way, you’re bound to have a “Gobblin’ Good Time” with Yogi Bear.

Don’t have an RV? Then stay in a comfy cottage. They are 25% Off now thru February!

For more information and to make a reservation, visit http://www.rusticcreekranch.com or call 817-426-5037.
2301 S. Burleson Blvd
Burleson, Texas 76028

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Yogi Bear™ Corn Maze Now Open in Sioux Falls

For the third consecutive year, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Campground of Sioux Falls is welcoming families to get lost in seven acres of twists, turns and dead ends in the world’s only Yogi Bear Corn Maze.

Opening Friday September 2, the corn maze is located at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground at the I-90 Exit 402. Admission is open to the general public and includes the corn maze with two levels of difficulty, jumping pillow, wagon rides and visits by Yogi Bear. Discounts are given to camping guests or groups of 20 or more

“Whether you solve the maze under blue skies, with flashlights, or the light of the moon on a starry night, the maze is fun for all ages,” said Bruce Aljets, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground. “Once again, we are excited to offer folks from the tri-state region a unique, budget-conscious option for the whole family to enjoy.”

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground of Sioux Falls was named Campground of the Year in 2009 by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The campground has won a number of awards since it was founded in 1989.

For more information regarding the corn maze hours and rates, visit siouxfallscornmaze.com or call 800-638-9043.

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Club Yogi Rewards

The Devich Family won the first Bass Pro Shops® Camping Gear Package in our July Auction!

“My family’s involvement with Jellystone Park™ and Yogi Bear™ began in July 2004 when we first rented an RV for three days at Mill Run, PA. We liked it so much that we kept increasing the time we stayed and “graduated” to a cabin in 2005. Eventually our stay was built up to two weeks – which, of course, by that time everyone at Mill Run was like family. The “Devich’s” love Yogi’s Jellystone Park and have a great deal of confidence in Bass Pro Shops® and their products. They are #1 for our camping needs.”
Thank you,
~Patty Devich

 

The Plemmons Family won the second Bass Pro Shops® Camping Gear Package!

“The photo is of my family and I was actually fortunate enough to have been asked to don the coveted outfit which my children were completely unaware. It was a fantastic experience and the entire staff at the Nashville Park couldn’t have been nicer. We stayed for 3 months and felt like family during that time. During our stay we were also fortunate enough to be able to attend the grand reopening of the Bass Pro Shop® in Nashville which had been closed due to the disastrous flood that impacted the region in May of 2010. It was quite an event as they were the first business within the mall area to reopen after the flood. We visited many more times during the remainder of our stay.
Thanks again to Jellystone Park and Bass Pro Shop for an incredible time,”
~Scott Plemmons

 

Fall 2011 Double Points Bonus Offer

As a way of showing our appreciation for a great summer camping season, we are offering a Fall Bonus Offer. Add to your camping fun with a visit to a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ during select dates in September and you will earn double Club Points for your stay and on qualified purchases. What a great way to celebrate all that camping has to offer and to earn FREE nights faster.

Club Yogi Rewards members who stay with us ANY day between September 6th to 29th, 2011 will earn double Club Points on stays and qualified purchases.* That’s 23 days of double Club Points earning opportunities!

Make your reservation today and take advantage of this special offer. To receive points, be sure to provide your Club Yogi Rewards membership number when making a reservation or at check-in. The points will automatically be doubled in your account 2-4 weeks after check-out.

*Qualified purchases include spending that is able to be captured in the park’s Point of Sale system.

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Why Camping Evolved to Keep up With Travel Trend

Penny-Pinchers Looking to Get Away This Summer Trigger Uptick in Visits to Campsites, Parks With Perks
By: EJ Schultz

Here’s an article excerpt from Advertising Age magazine about the trend for upscale camping. Families looking for a fun but economical vacation are finding campgrounds like Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks to be just the ticket!  

When Gaynell Garcia began planning a family reunion for this summer, she had to make a decision: Rent a home, book a hotel or go camping? She decided to rough it. Well, sort of.

Her extended family — more than 50 kids, parents and grandparents — will meet this Fourth of July weekend in the Rocky Mountain foothills at the Jellystone Park in Larkspur, Colo., which in addition to the usual tree-lined campsites touts a heated pool, 24-hour laundry, remodeled bathhouses and free WiFi. “We have a pretty large group going so we wanted to make sure we could accommodate everybody,” said Ms. Garcia, who will make the four-hour drive to the campsite from her southern Colorado home. “With the economy and everything, we just thought [camping] would be the best option.”

Camping is emerging as the top choice for many families this year, as the industry touts new amenities to draw penny-pinching vacationers who still want to get away, but can’t afford shelling out big bucks for airline fare, posh resorts or pricey home rentals. The road to recovery started last year, when revenue for the nation’s more than 13,000 privately run campgrounds and RV parks grew 3% after falling 4.8% in the wake of the recession in 2009, according to a new report by IBISWorld, which provides market intelligence on a variety of industries. Although hurt somewhat by the recession, camping didn’t fall as fast as other travel segments, such as hotels and motels, whose revenue plummeted more than 9% in 2009, according to IBISWorld.

But campsites are not taking future growth for granted. Many sites are upgrading facilities to lure picky campers who are often looking for more than just a patch of dirt to pitch a tent. Consider the Jellystone Park franchise, where several sites are adding “splashgrounds” and water slides. Sites are also adding more rental cabins to attract visitors who don’t own an RV, or don’t like to sleep outside. “People who don’t normally consider themselves campers can still have the outdoor experience,” said Michele Wisher, director of marketing for Leisure Systems, parent of the Jellystone franchise, which covers 78 camping locations nationwide.

Read the full article here. 

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Jellystone Park Campground in Mill Run, PA Celebrates the Opening of Their New Wetland

Recently Jellystone Park Campground in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, was featured in TribLIVE  News announcing their grand opening of their new splashground. See the article below.

Yogi Bear’s Wetlands to Open on Saturday
By Rachel R. Basinger, FOR THE DAILY COURIER
Friday, June 10, 2011

Every year Randy Work, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Mill Run, tries to add something new to make his patrons’ camping experiences a little more special.

This year, campers will enjoy a whole new way to stay cool.

The park will hold the grand opening of Yogi Bear’s Wetlands at the center of the park, which includes Pirates Lagoon and Hurricane Mountain, on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Work said the day will include popcorn, snow cones and music; will have a Hawaiian and pirate theme; and encourages visitors to put on their grass skirts or eye patches.

“We really were trying to give it a tropical feel with palm trees and all so that campers could get that kind of atmosphere here in the north,” he said.

Tracy Czambel, operations manager, said construction of the new water park began last October, although the concept and ideas were tossed around for a couple of years.

“Randy (Work) takes a lot of pride in the park and invests a lot back into it for the enjoyment of the families,” she said.

Pirate Lagoon includes a huge fiberglass pirate ship, smaller slides and lots of water-spraying devices as well as a gigantic bucket of water at the top of a tower that empties out onto those below about every 3 to 5 minutes.

Hurricane Mountain is the site for two new tube-like fiberglass water slides, including a loop slide and a speed slide.

The construction of the new water park was completed by Emerald FX, LLC, North American Mazur, owned by Chuck DeCaro, Norwalk, Ohio. He said his company builds any kind of fiberglass construction and has worked with Cedar Point, Busch Gardens and Walt Disney World in the past.

Work said the park was opened in 1974 and is for family fun. It spans 100 acres and has 200 campsites and cabins.

Last year a new entrance and registration building was constructed as well as a new snowless snow-tubing track.

In addition, seven new cabins were recently built and 25 new campsites are under construction. The resort is also looking at building a new store and restaurant by the water park to replace the current store and restaurant at the lower end of the park.

The park and resort and all the activities offered are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $15 per day per person or $100 per person for a summer pass.

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Jellystone Park in Hagerstown, Maryland Helps to Win a Guinness World Record

Jellystone Park Campground in Hagerstown, Maryland was recently featured in an article on Herald-mail.com for their participation in setting a world record for the largest swim lesson. Take a look at the article below.

Swimming Enthusiasts Stroke, Float Toward Record

By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD
June 14, 2011

WASHINGTON COUNTY— The 400-foot-tall water slides were tempting, but the swimmers at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort near Williamsport weren’t there to play: They were there to break a world record.

The Jellystone water park and the pool at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park in Halfway were Washington County’s venues Tuesday in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.

The event was designed to inform children about water safety and aimed to beat last year’s Guinness World Record of 3,971 participants from 34 states and five countries. This year, all 50 states and 12 countries were involved, according to the WLSL website.

Between the two local pools, Washington County added more than 80 participants to this year’s total.

“It’s for kids to learn how to be safe around water and how not to be afraid of water. When they get scared and panic, then it can become a much more serious situation,” said Jellystone General Manager Carrie Cirrito. “It’s so fun to be a part of it.”

Cirrito said the park was recruited by the World Waterpark Association, one of many organizations sponsoring the event.

Marsha Moats, program coordinator of the Washington County Recreation Department, said the Halfway pool was running a weeklong swimming program with Girls Inc. on the scheduled date and decided to get involved. Sixty-one girls participated with the help of eight swimming instructors, she said.

“We were just hoping to spread the word about swimming lessons and that they save lives,” Moats said. “It was super, super successful.”

The lesson plan provided by WLSL covered beginner curriculum, including entering the water, submergence, bobbing, floating and basic swimming techniques.

“It was very well-organized. The handbook walks you through step by step. It made putting everything together pretty easy,” Moats said.

Jellystone instructors Kelly Harold and Tracey Artz said they had been preparing for the event for about a week.

“Water is fun, but water is dangerous,” Harold said. “(The kids) enjoyed it. Even though most of them knew how to swim, they said they still had fun.”

At Jellystone, participation was free for anyone older than 3. The 45-minute lesson started at 11 a.m., and swimmers were encouraged to stay and enjoy the water park afterward.

The Girls Inc. swimmers in Halfway divided into groups based on ability, and each group practiced different techniques.

WLSL participants have to carefully record the event in order to be part of the Guinness World Record, Cirrito said. Log sheets, witness records, photographs and videos are required.

The information is due next week, Cirrito said.

For Jamie Wainwright and his 6-year-old daughter, Haley, the lesson marked the first summer she was able to swim without a life jacket.

“I look for anything to do to get her to work on her swimming skills,” Wainwright said. “This is a momentous summer.”

Moats said the Halfway pool offers Red Cross swimming lessons starting next week. This is the first time Jellystone has sponsored swimming lessons.

“I think the lesson went great. They learned a lot. I was very impressed with the teachers,” Cirrito said. “We had thought about offering swimming lessons before but decided not to. We may have to rethink that.”

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Yogi Bear Movie Sequel in the Works

Warner Bros is planning a sequel for their 2010 release ‘Yogi Bear’, Great New Movies reported.

The studios have hired the writers Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who worked for Fox Studio’s “Rio.” They also worked for the upcoming movie “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.”

The sequel will be produced by Donald De Line along with Karen Rosenfelt, who has produced the original and Andrew Haas will be the executive producer of the movie.

scene from the 2010 release of Yogi Bear

The original “Yogi Bear’,” a live-action/CG animation movie resulted as a better performer than the expected, as it received moderate openings initially. It was release during mid-December and grossed just $16.4 millions at the opening and later on went on to earn $100 million in U.S. market and $100 million more in international market, totaling $200 million worldwide.

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Geocache at Maryland Campground

Jellystone Park™ Campground in Hagerstown , Maryland is ground zero for a great cache located in this beautiful natural setting. Special cache—treasure hunts are scheduled four times per year. Please contact the park at  (800) 421-7116 for their event dates.   

Other Geocaching Events: With room to roam and various lodging accommodations, Jellystone Park Campgrounds are a great place to get involved in geocaching. Many Jellystone Park campgrounds have their own geocaches and participate with special geocache events and activities. Check out the other geocache events happening in 2011 at our family campgrounds.

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Geocache at North Carolina Campground

The challenge is on! See if you can find the 5 caches hidden somewhere along the nature trails that weave throughout the 64-acre Jellystone Park™ Campground in Marion , North Carolina. The trails, which feature river stop-offs and mountain views, will take you along Boo Boo™ River and through lush natural habitats of Yogi Bear’s Outback. Most of the trails are moderate, however Ranger’s Revenge is a steep grade, surely to test the endurance of our campers. Each cache is stocked with different trinkets, compasses and Yogi related gear. Trail seekers are guided by a Geomate Jr. that we rent @ the front desk for $5.

In addition to everyday accessibility, one of the unique elements we feature is the quest for Yogi Bear’s Treasure, this is a scheduled activity that will allow families to work together to seek out clues in each cache to find the Treasure. Each Cache will have a clue as to which cache they need to find next, almost like a micro “Amazing Race” in our own backyard. At the end of the quest, Yogi Bear will appear from the woods and congratulate the victors with gold “Yogi Bear Medallions”

Other Geocaching Events: With room to roam and various lodging accommodations, Jellystone Park Campgrounds are a great place to get involved in geocaching. Many Jellystone Park campgrounds have their own geocaches and participate with special geocache events and activities. Check out the other geocache events happening in 2011 at our family campgrounds.

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