Have an Egg-cellent Easter With Jellystone Park Campgrounds

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The Easter Bunny is Coming!
 
At Jellystone Park campgrounds, we love an excuse for a great family-friendly party. And what better way to celebrate than the return of spring and its best-known mascot, the Easter Bunny? From Easter egg hunts to crafts to sunrise worship services, the weekend of April 6-8 is sure to be truly egg-stravagant. Many campgrounds have minimum required stays and book early for the holiday weekend; check with your favorite Jellystone Park to see what’s going on. Here’s a quick list of parks around the country with egg-stra special Easter plans.
 
At our Memphis campground , Easter Weekend is your chance to come help Yogi Bear™ celebrate Easter! There will be games, an Easter Egg Hunt, and an egg decorating contest.
 
The Kansas City Jellystone Park will celebrate Funny Bunny Weekend, with Easter egg hunts and plenty of family memories to be made along the way.
 
If you’re looking for camping near Columbia, SC , it’s a weekend full of family fun with a movie night and marshmallow roast on Friday; kids’ Easter crafts, and Easter egg hunt, a scavenger hunt and gospel singing on Saturday; and a beautiful lakeside Easter sunrise service with a local church.
 
At Cobb Mountain, CA , you’re invited to join Yogi’s Easter Weekend for all the fun and excitement! They will be having an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, Hay Rides with Yogi and much more!
 
 Happy Easter from Jellystone Park! We can’t wait to see you.

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Memphis Jellystone Park™ Wins 2011 Facility of the Year Award

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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Celebrate Easter Traditions At Jellystone Park™

Easter Bunny at Jellfystone Park

Ahh…Spring is finally here after a long and snowy winter. And the first big holiday weekend of the camping season is right around the corner. Here’s a sampling of the Easter activities at several Jellystone Park™ Campgrounds. Check the calendar at your favorite locations to see what they have planned.

Head to Memphis  for a weekend of traditional Easter activities like an egg hunt and egg dyeing. There will also be a spoon race (can you keep your egg on the spoon?!) and a coloring contest.

Jellystone Park in Fremont, Indiana is hosting an Easter Egg-stravaganza complete with an egg hunt and egg decorating. Kids will love to see live baby chicks and bunnies, and the whole family can fill up on free pancakes! And don’t forget your swimsuit because the indoor pool will be open.

For a fun twist, the Jellystone Park in Hagerstown, Maryland is hosting an egg hunt for adults only. The eggs contain valuable prizes like store coupons and game room tickets. The hunt takes place once the sun goes down, which makes it extra competitive!

In the south, Canyon Lake, Texas has a special flashlight hunt for older kids, plus crafts and pancakes. While you’re there, check out the progress on the new swimming pool (set to open this summer) and take a warm dip in the heated indoor pool.

Experience a German Easter Celebration in Frankenmuth, MI , dubbed “Michigan’s Little Bavaria.” Once a year in the area of Franconia Germany one will find many wells, trees, buildings and fountains richly decorated with colored Easter eggs, pine-branch garland and spring flowers. This tradition of decorating Easter Fountains in Germany is over 200 years old and many cities and villages in Franconia Germany still follow this tradition. Since Franconia is the area from which Frankenmuth’s early settlers originated, they mirror the Osterbrunnen tradition. 

So clean out the RV, dust off your tent or book a cabin and head to Jellystone Park to celebrate Easter and welcome the warm weather!

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Winners Chosen for Annual Campground Survey

Each year the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground chain conducts a guest satisfaction survey. The results and comments help us improve our campgrounds and provide you with a great family vacation. Four winners are selected at random from the respondents to receive a $500 Visa gift card. Here are the 2009 winners. 

The 2010 survey will start Memorial Day Weekend and run thru Labor Day. To enter: Be sure your email address is on your park reservation, and you’ll get an email invitation to complete the survey after your stay. 

Congratulations to our guests! 

Karin M. from Pleasant Valley, NY camped at the Woodridge, NY Jellystone Park campground

Donna F. from Bridgeport, MI camped at the Frankenmuth, MI Jellystone Park campground

Eddie M. from Stanley, NC camped at the Nashville, TN Jellystone Park campground

George C. from Cordona, TN camped at the Memphis, TN Jellystone Park campground

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