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.
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.
It’s a year for Yogi Bear™ growth in 2011, as we welcome another top-notch campground into the Jellystone Park Campground™ family! The former Kozy Rest Kampground in Harrisville, PA (just one hour north of renaissance city Pittsburgh with its sports, dining and entertainment) is set in some of the prettiest countryside in western Pennsylvania. The campground, which is among the highest rated campgrounds in the country by Woodalls and Trailer Life, caters to the needs of everyone from big rig drivers to laid-back tenters. For those new to camping, they offer comfy cabins and the ever-popular yurts. There’s also a special group area with 23 campsites surrounding a picnic pavilion – perfect for family reunions or church youth groups.
Amenities include a sparkling pool, horseshoes, half-court basketball, sand volleyball, playground with sandbox, 18-hole miniature golf course, a winding, wooded nature trail, and four-wheeled rental bikes. The daily activities schedule might feature bingo, ceramics, crafts, scavenger hunts, and rides on a fire truck, train or wagon. Our new Jellystone Park is also a great home base for exploring western PA; whether you enjoy activities like fishing and boating on Lake Arthur, hiking in the Clear Creek State Forest, or exploring the national natural landmark of McConnell’s Mill State Park, where you’ll find fantastic hiking, rock climbing and kayaking.
Jellystone Park Campground in Harrisville opens April 15 with free coffee, donuts and mini golf, and a 25% discount for all military personnel and firefighters. Other fun themed weekends include Slumber Party Weekend (May 13-15); Casino Fun Weekend (June 24-26); and Kids’ Survivor Weekend (August 12-14).
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Harrisville is located at 449 Campground Road. To find out more about the newest member of the Jellystone Park family, visit pittsburghjellystone.com or call 724.735.2417.
The dog days of summer are finally among us, and with temperatures rising, there’s no better way for your family to stay cool than in the water. With several amenities sure to please any water lover, Jellystone Parks offer a wide variety of wet and wild fun.
All of our campgrounds have sparkling pools for soaking, splashing and relaxing, but Jellystone Park’s premiere beat-the-heat play place is Yogi Bear’s Water Zone “Splash Ground.” Found at many of our parks, these playgrounds in the water add a new element of fun to the old-fashioned swimming pool. Whether it’s the mushroom shaped showers, squirting water cannons or buckets of water dumped on unsuspecting heads, everyone in the family is sure to keep cool while having a blast. There are even zero-entry levels for the smallest members of the family to safely enjoy. Just a few of the campgrounds featuring this one-of-a-kind water play include Bremen, Georgia; Robert, Louisiana; and Quarryville, Pennsylvania. For a complete listing of the campgrounds with Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, please visit Splashgrounds.
For the more daring members in your family, many of our parks have twisting, turning and gravity defying waterslides. Jellystone Parks such as Mammoth Cave, Kentucky; Woodstock, New Brunswick; Waller, Texas; Marion, North Carolina and Fremont, Wisconsin have super flumes that take riders on a journey with all the thrills of a theme park, giving parents the perfect answer to the perennial kid question, “What can we do now?” For more water sliding fun filled parks, see Waterslides.
On top of all the pools, splashes, and thrilling water slide fun, some of our other Jellystone Parks offer lakes, rivers and streams which include outrageous fun like boating, fishing, rafting, and sandy beaches to wade and swim in. For our list of ways to get wet, see Family Fun.
So gather the family, beat the heat and head out to a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park near you! For more information visit our website at campjellystone.com or call 1-800-558-2954 and take advantage of the all the wet and wild summer time fun!
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.
Scott W. of Island Park, NY is our September Campground Memories Contest winner. Congratulations Scott!
Recently we had been camping in Pennsylvania. We had planned on staying there with some friends for 4 days. I still had a week’s vacation so my wife and I decided to travel to another park and spend a few more days with the kids camping. I had heard about the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground in Quarryville, PA and decided to give them a call and see if they had any availability. The person who answered the phone was extremely helpful and even though it was a holiday weekend assured me she would do her best to find me a site and she did. That day we traveled to the park and were greeted like we had been camping there forever. We ended up extending our vacation from several days to the entire week because we had such a great time there. The new water park kept us all busy the whole week. It will definitely be a favorite place to return to in the future and we can’t wait for our next trip.
Located in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, just south of Lancaster, the Quarryville Jellystone Park campground features Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, 40,000 square feet of pool area, a jumping pillow and a pedal kart track.
To celebrate the Jellystone Park franchise 40th Anniversary in 2009, we are featuring a monthly Camping Memories contest in our e-newsletter. The author of the chosen story each month receives a package of Yogi Bear merchandise.
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Bonnie M from Carnegie, PA was the January winner. Here’s her story:
My 2 girls and I go camping every year at the Jellystone Park in Mill Run, PA for at least a week. Over the years, we have gone up at different times of the summer to try each themed weekend. Halloween and Mardi Gras weekends are family favorites. Everyone makes us feel right at home! My girls enjoy spending time with Ali, Anne, Rob, Megan, Carl, and so many other great workers. We like having something to do all day long, from “Hey! rides” to ceramics, fire truck rides to scavenger hunts. Or if we just want to hang out by the pool and relax, we can do that, too. The facilities are always clean and in working order. We have never had any problems at the park. We recommend it to our family and friends, as well as I post it on my blogs. Last year we even had some family friends come up and visit while we were there! They enjoyed their time so much, they booked their own small vacation there!
Attached you will find some pictures from two years of camping. There were so many to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down! It was great seeing how much fun the kids had again, and we can’t wait to book our vacation for this summer. The girls look forward to it every year, and the campground never lets them down!
Thanks so much for the wonderful memories!
Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing your family fun with us! Those are Bonnie’s girls in the photo, hanging out with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo™ at the Mill Run campground.