Making Memories for all Generations

A New Generation of Memories

Families have been making memories at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks™ for 36 years. Parents who camped at a Jellystone Park Family Campground as children take their families back to Jellystone Parks so they can experience the same fun. A family camping trip to Jellystone Park is sure to leave a memorable impression on your children, and while each Park offers a unique experience, they all have one thing in common – Yogi Bear™! Kids of all ages love the rotund brown bear with the porkpie hat and matching green tie. If you were lucky enough to camp at a Jellystone Park™ as a child, one "Yogi Bear hug” and those wonderful memories of fun family camping will come rushing back.

My brother and I camped as kids at a Jellystone Park in northern Indiana. My parents owned a small pop-up camper – it wasn’t lavish, but we didn’t care! There was so much to see and do at the park we were hardly in it. My aunt, uncle, and three cousins would camp next to us. The five of us kids would spend the days swimming, making crafts, and playing games. At night, we’d watch movies at the outdoor theater or sit by the campfire. The highlight of every day, though, was the hayride. It was awesome to ride around the park next to Yogi!

I took my 3 year old son to a Jellystone Park this summer and he loved it. Yogi was a little intimidating at first, but he soon grew very fond of him. When we got back from our family camping trip, it was all he could talk about! We will be camping at Jellystone Parks again this summer and the whole family is looking forward to it. I’m so happy I can experience this with my family while getting to relive some of my favorite childhood memories.

Dannyelle J.,
Louisville , KY

Dannyelle with her brother, mom, cousin and the Bears in 1984

Dannyelle with her husband and son in 2004


Camping with your family is a great bonding experience. Families who play together, stay together! Leave the tasks of daily life behind and spend quality time as a family camping. Have some old-fashioned fun with a potato-sack race or pie-eating contest. Don’t let your kids spend the summer inside playing video games! Introduce them to the great outdoors and a great family campground!