It’s time to celebrate the special man in your life. June 17th-19th, let your favorite Jellystone Park campground make this Father’s Day one Dad will never forget. All across North America Yogi Bear™, Boo Boo™, Cindy Bear™ and Ranger Smith™ will be celebrating dads with contests, activities, music and crafts. Here’s a sample of your options:
Enjoy Father’s Day Canadian style at the Niagara Falls Jellystone Park. The weekend prior to the holiday, June 10-12, offers kids the opportunity to create cards and crafts to present to their dads on the big day. Or visit on Father’s Day proper, when the campground holds Yogi Bear’s Birthday Party, with party games and cake and ice cream. We’re sure Yogi Bear will be happy to share his special day with Dad.
At our campground in CA , dads and kids can put each other to the test in a series of contests, including gunny sack races, three-legged races and the paddle boat slalom. There’s also craft time for making a special gift, a concert in the vineyard and a movie under the stars.
Dads eat breakfast free with the family at the Jellystone Park campground in Pelahatchie, MS. And with Yogi Bear’s Water Town, a sandy beach, mini golf and a 95-acre fishing lake, all onsite, he’s sure to have a relaxing weekend to remember.
And at our Columbia, SC campground , the whole family will love Friday’s Family Movie, special crafts kids can make for Dad, a fishing tournament, candy bar bingo and dads eat free at Sunday’s pancake breakfast.
We can’t wait to see your clan for Father’s Day 2011!
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.
Heard the birds singing again at last? Gotten a peek of a daffodil trying to poke its way through the soil? Enjoyed a brief tease of things soon to come on a warm March day? Spring is just about here, and with it, the 2011 camping season for all our Jellystone Park™ Campgrounds. While many of you have continued to camp with our year-round parks, we are so excited to welcome everyone back to our seasonal parks as well – and we have more Yogi Bear-style fun than ever in store for this season. Let’s take a look at how one park in each region is celebrating spring and its biggest holiday, Easter.
For a friendly dose of Southern hospitality, visit Yogi on the Lake in Pelahatchie, Mississippi , where you’ll find excellent fishing on the 95-acre Pelahatchie Lake plus miniature golf, Yogi Bear Water Town- a splash playground, a sandy beach with volleyball, and tennis courts – as well as fully-equipped campsites and lakefront cabins. Celebrate Everything Spring Weekend April 15-17, when kids can plant their own flower pot in the park’s activity center, and the whole family will enjoy nature hikes, dodge ball and crafts. And Easter Weekend (April 22-24) just might bring a visit from the Easter Bunny himself – he’ll want to check out the Easter egg coloring and hunt that will be going on.
In the wild, wild West, you’ll love the spectacular views of Jellystone Park in Larkspur, Colorado , located on a bluff in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Celebrate Earth Weekend (April 22-24) offers a wonderful opportunity to get back into the outdoors with plenty of hiking, biking, Frisbee golf, and pedal carts. Stay outside for geocaching, the fossil dig sandbox, playground, archery range and fishing pond. And since Larkspur Jellystone Park welcomes furry friends with their Bark Park, Rover doesn’t have to miss all the fun.
On the East Coast, check out Jellystone Park Campground at Tall Pines in Elmer, NJ , situated on 113 beautiful woodland acres in rural southwestern New Jersey. From a full size pool and outdoor movie theater, to basketball and volleyball courts, a playground, and a private lake fully stocked with fish, Yogi Bear provides plenty of fun things to keep his guests busy. The grounds also contain miles of walking and biking trails, a picnic pavilion, wifi access, and a lending library. Kids will love pretending to be pirates for Treasure Hunt Weekend (April 15-17), as they search for hidden booty to fill their treasure chests (we’re talking hundreds of dollars here- AARGH, me mateys!) Easter weekend is sure to be egg-cellent with the annual Egg Extravaganza.
In the friendly Midwest, Jellystone Park in Millbrook, IL (near Chicago) is ready to welcome guests in April with reduced rates all month. It’s Wake Up the Bears Weekend April 16-18 (buy one night, get the second free) so come ready to make lots of noise to rouse Yogi Bear, Boo Boo™ and Cindy Bear™ from hibernation. You’ll also love the family movie, Glitz & Glow Hayride, and camper talent show.
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.
Congratulations to these campgrounds for providing a quality camping experience!
The newest addition to the Jellystone Park franchise is located just five miles from Memphis in Horn Lake, Mississippi. This Memphis campground offers campers a gorgeous setting to make lasting memories with family, friends and now Yogi Bear.
Previously named Audubon Point RV Park, the new Memphis Jellystone Park will offer a broad range of camping amenities including new cabin lodges, a variety of activities in the Pavilion, themed weeks and weekends as well as a swimming pool, recreation room, shuffleboard, playground, picnic area, mini-mart, cable TV, Wi-Fi and much more.
For RV and tent campers, the Memphis campground has 114 spacious RV campsites (12 feet by 70 feet) including 53 pull-thru sites, full hook-ups including water and sewer and 50/30/20 amp electric. Prefer a little more luxury? Then try our cabin rentals – they are brand new and come with a great room, loft, TV, screened porch, master bedroom, full bath and electric fireplace. Our cabin rentals are perfect for families!
So if you’re looking for great Tennessee camping or a northern Mississippi campground – you’ve come to the right place. The Jellystone Park in Memphis is conveniently located to all the Memphis area attractions – including Graceland and Beale Street. Plus you can check out the northern Mississippi area including Southhaven and Tunica.