Beat the Heat with Jellystone Campgrounds

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There’s no doubt about it – so far, summer 2012 has been a hot one! With much of the country facing record-breaking, super-intense heat, it’s hard for families to come up with activities that keep everyone cool but entertained. Look no further than your favorite Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, where swimming pools, splash parks, watersides and more offer a wet ‘n wild time for the entire family. Here’s just a glimpse at the fun to be had; be sure to check your nearby campground to see how they are helping guests beat the heat.

• A half-hour’s drive from Houston, the Lone Star Jellystone Park in Waller features a 350-foot whoosh into the water on its famous Pine Tree Plunge waterslide. Don’t miss the Ride the Serpent slide, the plunge pool and the swimming pool. For younger kids, visit the Splash Playground with its 5000-gallon Picnic Basket Blaster. And when you need to dry out just a little, the Wet-n-Wild Hey Wagon will keep you cool outside the pool.
• A giant swimming pool and a separate slide pool with three different water slides make this Minnesota campground perfect for pumping up the excitement. Keep an eye out for the Slip ‘n Slide, where kids will have a belly-busting good time.
• Teens, tweens and kids (not to mention Mom and Dad) splash into fun at the Splash Park and Yogi Bear’s Water Zone in Gloucester Point, VA. With waterslides, spray guns, buckets dumping gallons of water from far overhead and of course old-fashioned swimming, a weekend at Gloucester Point is sure to be wet, wild and full of memories.
Caledonia Wisconsin’s Water Zone features Yogi Bear’s Picnic Splash, with water slides, sprayers and a giant picnic basket that fills with water and dumps it out every few minutes. The Water Wars area offers water balloons and sling shots – what better combination for kids to help keep their parents nice and cool? The swimming and activity pool is for those who actually want to swim – and maybe play a little water basketball, volleyball and more.

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Independence Day Activities at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks

Independence Day is just around the corner, one of America’s favorite and most celebrated holidays of the summer. Cookouts, fireworks and camping are just some of the ways many participate in the holiday, and there’s no better place to enjoy the festivities than at one of your favorite Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts!

Nearly all of our Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts have something in store for the big holiday weekend, so visit www.campjellystone.com to see what your favorite park’s family fun activities are to celebrate America’s birthday!

Following are just some of the ways Yogi Bear and his friends will be having fun:

Austin, MN (July 2-5) Celebrate our nation’s independence with a Freedom Parade featuring guests’ decorated bikes, wagons, strollers, and golf carts. Kids will love the “Kids Pedal Tractor Pull” competition, and Saturday night the whole family can sway to the sweet sounds of the “3-Land” band.

Ashland, NH (July 2-5) Spend your holiday in the breathtaking White Mountains of New Hampshire. Plans include a parade, red white & blue tie-dying, live entertainment, pony rides, and don’t forget your festive finery for the Patriotic Campground Decorating Contest!

Caledonia, WI (July 1-4) Join in on the 4th of July American “Pic-A-Nic Basket” weekend! This weekend will be filled with many activities to celebrate our country’s birthday. Join in for the flag ceremony in the mornings, make a flag pillowcase and help to create our very own flag during craft time. Yogi Bear will be joining in for a hot dog picnic ($), so bring your camera and lots of smiles! Remember to bring your running shoes, as we will play reverse kickball to kick off – pardon the pun – this holiday celebration.

The holiday festivities are sure to be a blast for everyone in the family, so visit your favorite Jellystone Park this July 4th and book your reservation now , or call 1-800-558-2954 for more information as this popular camping holiday will no doubt fill up fast!

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Fun Father’s Day Activities at Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Father’s Day, June 20, 2010, is right around the corner.  This year, give Dad the gift of great memories by staying at a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, many of which have special events planned just for Dad.

Mill Run, PA – Mill Run hosts an annual Father’s Day Miss Jellystone Pageant where you can doll up your dad to compete for bragging rights and the “Miss Jellystone” title. The weekend also features competitions to see if Dad can outsmart, outrun or out eat his kids with bug eating, mud slinging events.

Cherokee, NC – Activities include a special ‘Dads Only’ frozen t-shirt contest, Dads vs. Kids tug-of-war, and a Father’s Day hot dog cook out.

Sturgeon Bay, WI – Cheer your Dad on in the Jellystone “Big Splash” contest or the chocolate pudding eating contest. Then, challenge your Dad at mini-golf, where he’ll receive a complimentary game.

North Java, NY – Bring your remote controlled boats and cars for the RC Races on the Yogi course, or bring a box and decorate your own unique race car to compete for prizes in Jellystone’s unique family race! The Father and Son/Daughter look-a-like contest and competition is always a winner as well.

Austin, MN – Dad’s can compete in the 2nd annual Father’s Day Golf Cart Rodeo (loner carts available) or horseshoe tourney. After that, Dad’s can join the Jellystone Park staff for the annual Dads’ get-together pool side.

Whether it’s cheering your Dad onto victory in a race or tournament, or laughing it up alongside Mom as Dad struts his stuff in a t-shirt contest or beauty pageant, one thing is for sure! Dad will have a Father’s Day full of memories he’ll cherish forever.

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Minnesota Campground Named Business of the Year

The Austin, MN Chamber of Commerce recognized several area businesses at their annual banquet and awards ceremony in February. The Jellystone Park campground was honored as New Business of the Year, given to a business that either opened or changed owners within the last two years. 

The family campground in Austin, formerly named Beaver Trails RV Park, became a Jellystone Park in 2009. The Minnesota campground features cabins, camping, three waterslides and much more. They will open a new jumping pillow in May. 

Owners Ken & Tammy Westrich Accept Award

Owners Ken & Tammy Westrich Accept Their Award

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New Jellystone Park Campground in Minnesota

Hide your pic-a-nic baskets! Yogi Bear has taken residence at the new Jellystone Park campground in Minnesota

Located near Austin, it is one of the biggest campgrounds in Minnesota with over 300 campsites. Formerly named Beaver Trails Campground, the southern Minnesota RV park opened its doors for the season on April 15. 

Owners Don and Laura Tolner are thrilled to be a part of the Jellystone Park system. “We’re now part of a family of elite park owners,” said Laura Tolner. “Park owners from across the country have offered us advice and shared their enthusiasm for this brand. We are excited to offer guests a whole new Jellystone Park experience.” 

Campground amenities include something for everyone to enjoy. Water-lovers will be amazed at the number of aquatic activities including three large individual waterslides in the slide pool, a separate large swimming pool and a kiddy pool. Several camping sites are near ponds and creeks and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the fully stocked ponds. Campers also will be busy on land with mini golf, a train station, hayrides, petting pens, horseshoes and bean bag throws, kids crafts, karaoke and much more.

new Jellystone Park in Minnesota

new Jellystone Park in Minnesota

 

So if you’re looking for a campground in southern Minnesota – check out this great vacation spot! The campground is located north of Mason City, Iowa and south of Rochester, MN off I-90.

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