“Let’s go camping!” These are the words that make Americans and Canadians haul out their maps; dust off their tents or tidy out their RVs which have been standing around all winter long.
Did you know that there are around 8000 public campgrounds and another 8000 privately owned ones in the U.S. that cater to more than 61 million campers of every description? From tenting to motor homes to chalets, there is something to cater to everyone’s taste. Some are federal sites and others are state run; some are situated in the forests; others are in the wetlands or near the beach. Whatever you like to do: nature walks or extreme hiking; goofing off or playing games while you spend quality time with your family, camping is the way to do it.
Why pick a Jellystone Park™ campground rather than any of the others? I’ll tell you:
First up, Jellystone Park campgrounds are part of a franchise, so no matter which one you pick, you can be assured of quality and the same friendly service. Whether you are a serious camper who likes to ‘rough it’ and sleep in a tent; or you want a site to rest your RV at night; or you want to get close to nature, but don’t want to miss out on your home comforts, any of the more than 75 Jellystone Park campgrounds in the US and Canada can cater to your needs.
Our prime focus is on family fun, so we ensure plenty of activities for everyone: There are outdoor summer staples like swimming, fishing, biking, mini-golf, volleyball, horseshoes and wagon rides. Oh, yes – and Yogi Bear™ is always somewhere to be found. A variety of scheduled recreation like arts and crafts, flag-raising ceremonies and movies are held daily in season. The adults are not excluded: there is Bingo, karaoke and even some live bands. Highlights of the Jellystone Park year include our themed weekends: Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Mardi Gras, Christmas in July, Yogi Bear’s Birthday and Halloween.
The folks at Jellystone Parks know that financial constraints have led some to think twice before setting out on a family vacation. To help families continue to vacation together, check your favorite park for special offers and discounts. For example, many parks offer a “Gas Saver Special” where you can camp for the weekend, leave your RV parked on site during the week, then come back the following weekend without having to tow your RV again! If you’re looking to save money, many parks offer discounted packages for staying midweek and others offer one free night with a certain number of paid nights.
So, don’t waste time. Pick a place you haven’t been to before; then find yourself a Jellystone Park in the area and book your spot. I can hear it already . . .
“Campfire’s Burning . . . Campfire’s burning
Draw near . . . Draw near
In the glowing . . . In the glowing
Come sing and be merry . . . Come sing and be merry”