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SNOWBIRDS: ENJOY RED CARPET

CAMPING AT DISCOUNTED RATES

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.

Alabama

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.

Florida

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.

 Georgia

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.

Louisiana

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.

Mississippi

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.

Texas

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.

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Mill Run Jellystone Park™ Campground Team Earns Entrepreneur of the Year

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The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground in Mill Run , PA has been recognized with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award recognizes Campgrounds that show a strong growth in business over the prior year.

The premier campground in Southwest Pennsylvania, Jellystone Park at Mill Run is in the heart of the Laurel Mountains and perfectly situated to easily enjoy nearby activities and attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Living Treasures Animal Park, nature hiking, white water rafting, kayaking and antiquing. Onsite amenities provide fun for all ages, including recently-added snowless tubing tracks, two swimming pools, mini golf, a gem mining sluice, carousel rides, fire truck rides and more. The 2011 season will offer seven new camping cabins and 20 additional full hook-up campsites; a new store and restaurant; and a drive-through check-in process. And Memorial Day Weekend the park will introduce its new Yogi Bear’s Wet Lands water feature, with a Spray Zone, new pool and two new waterslides. While the park is open year-round, daily activities are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day.

“The team at Mill Run Jellystone Park works hard to constantly upgrade and improve our facilities and ensure our guests enjoy a fun, friendly, top-notch family getaway,” said park owner Randy Work. “We are honored to be recognized by the franchise system and look forward to a great 2011 camping season with lots of new amenities and activities.”

Themed weekends include the Grand Opening Celebration of Yogi Bear’s Wet Lands (June 10-12), complete with pirates and a magician; Christmas in July (July 8-10), when the park will be decked out in holiday lights and kids can get an early visit from Santa Claus and take a moonlit wagon ride; and Country Western Wet and Wild Weekend (August 19-21), with a haunted wagon ride and ghost town tour.

The Mill Run Jellystone Park Campground is located off Route 381. Find more information and reservations visit  jellystonemillrun.com  or call 800.439.9644.

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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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Geocache at Myrtle Beach Area Campground

Make sure you pack the necessities—suntan lotion, shades, and flip-flops when you head to this sunny geocache spot. Jellystone Park™ Campground in Tabor City, NC is located within 35 miles of Sunset Beach & Ocean Isle Beach and 45 miles of Myrtle Beach on the North Carolina coast. For information about this cache go to geocaching.com and look for the cache called, “The Bear in Tabor City”.

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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Geocaching at Forsyth, Missouri Jellystone Park™

Nestled in the scenic Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Jellystone Park™ Campground in Forsyth is a great Midwestern location for a geocache search. The campground hosts a cache on their property that is accessible for everyone, at anytime. Future park-specific events will be planned at a later date. For information about the cache at Jellystone Park Campground in Forsyth, MO go to geocaching.com and look for the cache called, “Not a Boo Boo™”.

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 Event at Nova Scotia Campground

Explore the beauty of Nova Scotia at the Jellystone Park™ Campground in Kingston.  On June 17 – 19, they are hosting a Geocaching and Nature Weekend. Here’s a description of the fun you’ll have: Do you love being outdoors? Do you enjoy Geocaching or want to learn? Then this is the weekend for you! We will be having a nature trail walk, flower pressing activity,  plus we’ll make walking sticks, have a nature scavenger hunt and make tree leaf sample books! We will also be having someone teach us how to Geocache and then having an Around the Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt! Bring your GPS if you have one! To make a reservation, call 902-765-2830

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 Event at Michigan Campground

 Scenic Jellystone Park™ Campground in Indian River , Michigan is the perfect spot for a geocache event and from June 3 – 5, they are hosting a GPS / Geocaching Weekend. The campground will set up GPS courses on site to teach you the basics, or you can explore the various sites nearby!

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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Montrose, Colorado Welcomes New Jellystone Park™ Campground

The new Jellystone Park™ Campground in Montrose, CO , is a perfect home base for exploring the “Real Colorado,” including Black Canyon National Park and Ouray Hot Springs. The slopes and upscale attractions of famous Telluride are less than an hour’s drive. Onsite, you’ll find 140 spacious campsites as well as camping cabins, all with spectacular views of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, and a walking path leading to the state wildlife preserve, perfect for hiking. A unique indoor/outdoor pool lets you enjoy the Colorado summer to its fullest, and the hot tub is the perfect place to melt your cares away. In-season activities include billiards, a fitness center, shuffleboard and bocce ball, planned daily activities, a playground, campfire nights, a dog run and even a horse pasture. The new Jellystone Park is found at 22045 South Highway 550 with convenient access for big rigs. Call 970-249-6382 to reserve a space, or visit countryvillagervresort.com.

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Canyon Lake Jellystone Park™ Campground Team Earns Entrepreneur of the Year

Larry and Kim Jones, owners of Jellystone Park™ Campground Hill Country in Canyon Lake, Texas, have been recognized with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award recognizes Campgrounds that show a strong growth in business over the prior year

Located on 27 acres in the beautiful rolling hills of Texas Hill Country, the campground is just 13 miles from New Braunfels and less than an hour from Austin and Houston. Guests will love the brand-new sparkling pool and kid-friendly splash park that opened for the 2011 camping season, as well as the indoor pool, Jumping Pillow, meeting rooms, Laser Tag, disc golf, Gem Mine, sand volleyball court, half court basketball, horseshoe pits, playground and Jellystone Hall, which is perfect for family reunions or church retreats. The park also allows day visitors to its pool and splash park, and rents its meeting rooms and Jellystone Hall to the public, making it a great day destination for locals.

The Joneses, whose children also work at the campground, were chosen for their commitment to consistent improvement to their growing park. In addition to the new pool, splash park and disc golf, they have recently added a jumping pillow and camping cabins.

“We’ve been very blessed with strong business growth thanks to our wonderful staff and our amazing customers,” said Larry Jones. “Our team, the unique Texas economy and the great regional attractions that surround our park have helped us build a strong repeat customer and referral base.”

Themed weekends provide additional family fun, with a different theme every weekend all summer long. Kids and adults alike will enjoy events like Hero’s Weekend (May 20-22), when all law enforcement, doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters and military personnel camp two nights for the price of one; Western Roundup Weekend (June 24-26), when guests can don their cowboy duds and Under the Sea Weekend (August 12-14), including sand castles, blowing bubbles, crafts, crab races, and of course, lots of water activities.

The Jellystone Park Campground Hill Country is located at 12915 FM 306 in Canyon Lake and is open year-round. Find more information and reservations visit jellystonehillcountry.com or call 877.964.3731.

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Milton, PA Jellystone Park™ Campground Team Earns 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year

Jellystone Park™ Campground at Shangri-La in Milton, Pennsylvania has been recognized with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award recognizes Campgrounds that show a strong growth in business over the prior year. 

Nestled in central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Valley at the foot of the Montour Ridge, Jellystone Park at Shangri-La is well-known for its family-friendly environment and its Halloween events, especially the popular Trail of Terror. Guests will find accommodations ranging from rustic tent sites to full-hookup RV pads and a full selection of Bunk, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Lakefront cabins. Onsite amenities include a sparkling heated pool with a wading pool and cafe; a playground with a castle, Victorian playhouse, ship and train; Frisbee golf; a fully-stocked catch-and-release lake; hiking and nature trails; basketball; volleyball and more.

“We are thrilled to win this award and believe it’s testimony from all our loyal customers that we are giving them what they want in their vacation experience. We have had great continuity in our staff, who are always striving to improve our guests camping experience each year,” said campground owner Bruce Bryant. “We’ve also been very fortunate in a less-than-stellar economy to increase our guests’ length of stays and the frequency of their visits, which keeps our revenue growing.”

Themed weekends will provide additional family fun beginning April 8-10, with a different theme every weekend all summer long. Kids and adults alike will enjoy events like Chocolate Frenzy Weekend (May 20-22); Mardi Gras Weekend (June 3-5); Wild West Weekend (July 29-31); and Murder Mystery Weekend (August 12-14.)

The Jellystone Park Campground at Shangri-La is located at 670 Hidden Paradise Road in Milton and is open year-round. Find more information and reservations visit jellystoneshangri-la.com or call 888.386.9644.

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