Snowbirds, Head South

July 31, 2014





Are you one of those lucky folks who get to flee the frozen north every winter and spend the coldest months of the year staying warm in the South? With scenic, full-service RV parks in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts offer snowbirds the perfect winter getaway. You’ll find new friends, lots of amenities and deeply discounted off-season prices. Our parks offer:

  • Highly-rated campgrounds
  • Clean comfort stations
  • Well-maintained grounds
  • Activity centers
  • Convenience stores
  • Large pull-thru sites
  • Concrete pads
  • Nearby attractions
  • Laundry facilities

As you get ready for your winter migration, see if one these campgrounds might be your seasonal home. Check the campgrounds’ websites for special snowbird rates.


Elberta, AL – Fall in love with Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast at our Elberta park, only 20 minutes from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and five miles from Pensacola – in fact, it’s one of only a few RV parks in the Pensacola area. With 43 full-service campsites, free WiFi, a clubhouse and a fully-stocked fishing pond onsite, the Elberta Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is perfect for a winter stay.


Madison, FL – This 125-acre North Florida RV park with its own lake and sandy beach is close to Florida and South Georgia attractions. Its all-natural setting and perfect weather make a quiet, peaceful winter getaway. A pet park, catch-and-release fishing, pools, camp store and snack shop offer plenty to do onsite. Enjoy old-Florida charm and salty breezes in a laid-back atmosphere.


Bremen, GA  – Less than an hour west of the bright lights of Atlanta, our Georgia campground offers a country getaway with easy proximity to city entertainment. This award-winning campground features full hookup RV sites in a lovely, relaxing setting.


Robert, LA – Located within easy driving distance of the Big Easy, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf Coast the Robert Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort offers two fishing lakes, golf cart rental and storage, free WiFi, a convenience store and more.


Memphis, TN (Horn Lake, MS)– Just five minutes from the home of the King, this northern Mississippi park was built in 2007 and offers all the modern conveniences you would expect. It’s the perfect base for exploring Graceland, sampling barbecue, checking out the Beale Street blues scene, and enjoying all the peanut butter and banana sandwiches you can eat. The park is also close to nine Mississippi major casino resorts. All RV sites are full hookup, and the park offers cable TV, free WiFi, and propane.

Pelahatchie, MS – Located east of Jackson, MS, this award-winning park is situated on the peaceful 95-acre Pelahatchie Lake. Lakefront, off-lake and premium RV sites are available, all full hookup with free WiFi. A camp store is onsite for last-minute needs, and the lake is fully stocked for fishing in the cool winter air. A 24-laundromat is also available.

North Carolina

Cherokee, NC  – Nestled deep in the Smoky Mountains, this beautiful park is a peaceful getaway with amazing scenic views. RavenFork River runs the length of the park, and many sites offer a river view; trout streams are also on property. Fire rings and picnic tables come with many RV sites as well. Three bathhouses, a park store, 24-hour laundry room and craft center are onsite. If exploring the area around the Smoky Mountains is your goal, this is your park.

Tabor City, NC – Not far from the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, the Tabor City Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort boasts numerous awards and offers a welcoming home for the season. Perfect for the nature lover, fishing and hiking opportunities abound. Tabor City offers 125 RV sites, all with a fire ring, picnic table, 20/30/50 amp service, cable TV, WiFi, and water/sewer. Enjoy the tranquility of the beach during the uncrowded winter months and get to know the friendly staff at this beautiful park.

South Carolina

Swansea, SC – Find plenty of Southern hospitality on this park’s 43 acres of rolling South Carolina farmland. The accents are sweet and the tea is sweeter!  Catch bass, sunfish and bream in four fully-stocked fishing ponds, and walk the park’s nature trails winding down to the North Edisto River. This pet-friendly campground is found less than half an hour from Columbia, SC and less than an hour from the legendary links of Augusta, GA.


North Texas/Burleson, TX – They say everything is bigger in Texas, and with 248 full hookup RV sites, this park just might prove it. Enjoy all the big city attractions of Dallas/Ft. Worth while soaking up the relaxing country atmosphere at North Texas Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort.

Canyon Lake, TX – Located in breathtaking Texas Hill Country, a half mile from the Guadalupe River and 2 miles from Canyon Lake, the area around our Canyon Lake park offers plenty to do, such as floating and fishing the Guadalupe River, onsite fishing, boating, sailing, or scuba diving; biking trails, hiking trails, Schlitterbahn, and Natural Bridge Caverns. New Braunfels is just 15 minutes away, and San Antonio is a 35 mile drive. The legendary music scene of Austin is less than an hour away, making this a perfect base for exploring all that this area of the Lone Star State has to offer.

Fredericksburg, TX  – Just outside historic Fredericksburg and in the heart of Texas Wine Country, this beautiful park offers an upscale retreat – even the bathhouse has granite tops! Oversize RV sites offer a variety of views and are pet-friendly. Enjoy wine country tours and tastings, explore nearby art galleries, and sample a long list of award-winning restaurants during your stay.

Tyler, TX – Located on 47 acres in the rolling hills of the East Texas Piney Woods north of Tyler, Texas, Whispering Pines is one of the most beautiful parks in the South. With 130 full-hookup RV sites, there’s lots of opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the wide open spaces and clear starry skies of East Texas. Two saltwater swimming pools (one for adults only), a catch-and-release fishing pond, a convenience and gift store, golf cart rentals and more make the award-winning Tyler Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort a great choice.

Waller, TX – Explore Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast from the Lone Star Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Waller, 35 miles northwest of the city. A stocked fishing lake, scenic lakeview sites, beautiful landscaping, a park store and more make Tyler a quiet, relaxing getaway.

Wichita Falls, TX  – One of Jellystone Park’s newest additions, this park offers true Texas country on the edge of city convenience! Jellystone Park™ at Coyote Ranch is host to 123 beautiful RV sites (73 pull thru and 50 back in.)A 90-acre fishing pond, wedding chapel, event site complete with catering, two pavilions, two swimming pools, golf cart rentals and free DirecTV are just a few of the things that make this park unique. A dog run is onsite – and you can even book spa treatments at Coyote Ranch. Golf, shopping, top-notch dining, museums and much, much more are nearby.

Jellystone Park Winter Camping & Activities

December 9, 2011

Here is an alphabetical list by state of Jellystone Park campgrounds that are open for winter camping. (All Canada parks are now closed.) We’ve included a sample of the activities they have planned. Click on each park to view details on their website.

Cobb Mountain, CA: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Larkspur, CO: Experience Winter Wonderland activities including daily goat hikes, rare sightings of Yogi taking hibernation breaks, winter disk golf, night disk golf, bonfires, hay rides, winter archery, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, inner tubing and goat Sleigh rides!

Montrose, CO: There are no scheduled activities, but the area is a winter wonderland! Skiing, snowshoeing, Ouray Hot Springs and more!

Madison, FL Chili Cook-off and New Year’s Eve Party

Bremen, GA: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Goodfield, IL: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Millbrook (Chicago area), IL:  There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Portage, IN: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Scottsburg, IN: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Lawrence (Kansas City area), KS: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Cave City, KY: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Lake Charles, LA: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Robert, LA: Cabins are 50% off, campsites only $30/night during December!

Sturbridge, MA: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year. Visit Old Sturbridge Village for activities throughout November and December including Christmas by Candlelight.

Pelahatchie, MS: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the campground is open all year.

Branson, MO: Enjoy peddle carts, playgrounds, indoor cinema, use of game room, and of course Yogi Bear! Experience one of the biggest traditional Christmas celebrations in the US with an Ozark Mountain Christmas .

Elmer, NJ: The park is open for overnight camping until November 27th. Monthly camping available all winter!

Cherokee, NC: There are no scheduled winter activities, but nearby there is Harrah’s Casino the The Cherokee Indian Museum.

Tabor City, NC: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the park is open all year. 

Horn Lake, MS (Memphis area): No winter activities on property, but here is plenty to do in the area: Graceland, Beale Street, Casinos and more!

Mill Run, PA: There are no scheduled winter activities, but the park is open all year. 

Milton, PA:  There are no scheduled winter activities, but the park is open all year. 

Swansea, SC (Columbia area): New Year’s Eve Celebration – 20% off and Double Club Yogi Rewards points! Click to see our activity schedule

Nashville, TN: Experience Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, the world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized, LED Christmas light and music show! Plus, Opryland Hotel is down the street.

South Fort Worth, TX: YOGI BEAR’S HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAYS, December 9 – 11 Come help Yogi Bear ring in the Christmas season. We have lots of holiday crafts to choose from. We will have a “Festival of Lights” fire truck ride through the park to see all of the décor. We’ll make s’mores next to the fireplace. Yogi Bear’s handler will be reading Holiday stories. We will have Holiday movie night and Holiday Karaoke to get you in the spirit of Christmas.

Canyon Lake, TX:  Dec 09-11 – Christmas Celebration (Buy 1 night get 2 free!) To say Thank You to all our customers we are offering buy 1 night, get 2 nights free! If you can’t stay the 3rd night use it for a late check out on Sunday afternoon. We will be asking for canned food donations for our local food pantry.

Waller (Houston), TX: Thanksgiving pot-luck. We suppy the turkey, you bring the sides.

Emporia, VA: There are no scheduled winter activities but the park is open all year.

Gloucester Point, VA: There are no scheduled activities but plenty to do in the area including Colonial Williamsburg.