Helen B. of Ridgeway, IA, and her family have been camping at the Jellystone Park campground in Warrens, WI , for more than 30 years. The tradition started with her own young sons and has carried on to include their wives and children. Here’s Helen’s account of why they’ve been Yogi Bear’s guests since 1975.
We have been camping at Jellystone Park in Warrens WI since 1975, when we saw the TV commercial. By 1976 we had a pop up. We could always tell when Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy were coming because my two sons were scared of them and would run back to our camper!
Warrens was a small campground at the time so we knew the staff and rangers and we went to all the games and the movies at night, as well as the bands on weekends. We have so many memories of Jellystone Park that over the years we have gone back with our sons and their families and still have a great time! I am so glad my grandkids have the same thrills we had and are making new memories.
We now go up especially in July to celebrate my two youngest grandkids’ birthdays and they look forward to it. So since 1975 – for over 30 years – my family has loved Jellystone Park! I hope my grandkids can bring their kids to Jellystone to start another generation of making memories.
There were so many good times there that it is hard to pick out just one. The staff was so good and helpful; the rangers gave my boys ranger hats and took then with them if they had free time to show them around and that is all they talked about when they got home! Jellystone Park has always been our home away from home; even the changes and the expansion don’t take away from the friendliness of the staff.
Thanks for over 30 years of memories and keep up the good work! We will see you there this summer – my granddaughter has already asked when we going!
We love Helen’s story! And we know the crew at Warrens can’t wait to see the Bergans this summer.