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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Leave No Trace Visits Michigan Campground

The Leave No Trace e-Tour visited the Jellystone Park campground in Frankenmuth, Michigan for “Family Reunion Weekend.” Frankenmuth, known as Little Bavaria, is an interesting community with a strong German heritage that was settled first as a Lutheran mission in the early 19th Century. The celebration of its Bavarian roots is the signature feature of the community today. Local school children still study German from kindergarten to high school, and the architectural styling, music, food, and beer all recall the traditions of German alpine culture.

Here is an excerpt from the Leave No Trace blog:

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Once again, it was a full and busy Jellystone that greeted us on Friday night as we arrived at our campsite in the farmlands of Eastern Michigan near Saginaw Bay. The campground was carefully groomed, with a network of paved roads that the kids (and adults) used to good advantage for their virtually nonstop cruising on bicycles and pedal-cars. We could hear squeals of laughter as spontaneous games of wheeled chase erupted on the child-friendly autobahn, and the “pursued” pedaled furiously to outpace their equally determined “pursuers.”

We’ve come to appreciate the appeal of Jellystone as a similarly safe and comfortable haven for young and old who seek to enjoy a sense of community with like-minded neighbors. It’s a place where all can take pause from the frenetic pace of urbanized and internetized lifestyles, and enjoy the outdoor leisure activities that kids and adults have timelessly appreciated when afforded the opportunity.

Read the full article here

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the Jellystone Park™ campground system have forged a partnership to reach hundreds of thousands of families with Leave No Trace education. The partnership is part of a comprehensive effort to teach outdoor skills and ethics, as well as help make the critical connection between people and the outdoors.

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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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Jellystone Parks Named “Best of the Best” Campgrounds

Four Jellystone Park campgrounds have been recognized by the Good Sam Club as being the “Best of the Best” campgrounds in North America. Each year, campgrounds are inspected and rated on three categories on a scale of 1 to 10: completeness of facilities, cleanliness and physical appearance of restrooms, and visual appeal. Only those campgrounds who rate in the top 100 of all North American campgrounds are honored as “Best of the Best.” While all Jellystone Park campgrounds pride themselves on above-average facilities and cleanliness, these locations are consistently recognized for their achievements. 

Jellystone Park campground in Frankenmuth , MI received a 9/10*/9

Jellystone Park camground in Memphis , TN received a 9.5/9.5*/9.5

Jellystone Park campground in Missoula, MT received a 9.5/10*/9

The new Jellystone Park campground near Branson, MO received a 9.5/10*/9 (this campground was formerly named Shoals Bend RV Park & Campground)

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Northern MI Campground Offers Super Specials for May

The Jellystone Park campground in Indian River Michigan is offering some great vacation deals for the month of May.

May 15-16: 50% off campsites & cabins

It’s our opening weekend and in exchange for helping us rake leaves – we’ll give you 50% off your campsite or cabin rental! Even if you don’t want to rake, you’ll still get 25% off the normal rate. So join us for our annual Clean Up Weekend and take advantage of great camping rates. With the 50% discount, campsites cost between $15-$22 and cabins only $30-$47.50. The discount is good for Friday and Saturday night.  

May 15-June 15: FREE RV Storage 

 Avoid the hassle and cost of towing by leaving your rig with us. We’re offering FREE storage on your site through June 15!  How’s this for a fun (and economical) family vacation? Join us for Clean Up Weekend and get 50% off your site. Leave your RV for the week (for FREE) and come back Memorial Day Weekend. You can continue to leave your rig on your site through June 15.
 
Now that’s what we call “Economic Relief” – more money in your pocket and having a great time with your family.  
 
While camping with us, you can just relax at the campground or venture out to visit area attractions like the charming town of Petoskey or beautiful Mackinaw Island.

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Find out more about this northern Michigan campground or the other four Jellystone Park campgrounds in Michigan.

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Jellystone Park Campgrounds Named in Top 100 Good Sam Parks

Four Jellystone Park campgrounds have been recognized by Good Sam for camping excellence. These campgrounds received high inspection scores by the Trailer Life Directory and are rated in the top 100 Good Sam parks. There are over 5,000 Good Sam parks in North America. Top Good Sam Parks

Congratulations to these campgrounds for providing a quality camping experience!

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