August 29, 2017

Camping for the Frugal Family: 5 Ways to Save on Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Family camping trips are some of the most common activities in America, and families are willing to travel far and wide for them. In fact, the average distance traveled to go camping is 186.7 miles, according to a survey by the American Camper Report. But family vacations can be expensive, especially if you don't prepare correctly. You may find yourself purchasing items you otherwise wouldn't need, and that can drive...

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August 23, 2017

Early Fall Camping Trips Can Be Great Fun If You Follow These Tips

If you, like nearly 40 million other people who went camping in 2010, are ready for fall camping season to begin, you should get ready for early fall camping trips. Early fall camping trips are some of the best ones, to be sure. The weather is cooling off, but not quite chilly enough to prevent outside activity, which leaves your trip open to a world of possibilities. And no matter...

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April 10, 2017

What Style Of Camping Is Right For You?

With summer fast approaching, you and your family might be wanting to try camping for the first time. Staying at a campground is a refreshing, affordable alternative to more traditional vacations. By spending some time in the outdoors, your family will experience the restorative powers of nature while also coming closer together. It is a fun diversion from the distractions of everyday life. If you are ready to schedule your...

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October 4, 2016

5 Reasons You Should Go Fall Camping

Family camping vacations are one of the most popular choices in the United States. Altogether, Americans spent 534.9 million days camping in 2011. Camping vacations may be more popular during the summertime, but early fall camping trips can be incredibly enjoyable, especially in New York State. New York camping in autumn has some amazing perks for the whole family to enjoy. Here are just five reasons why you should go...

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December 11, 2015

The Line Awakens: What You Can Learn About Camping From Star Wars Fans

Camping is one of the most popular activities in the United States. In 2010, 40 million people went camping for a total of 515 million outings. The following year, 42.5 million people went camping -- 2.5 million more -- for a total of 534.9 million days, 19.9 million more days or 54,520.5 years more than the previous year. Typically, people find campgrounds near their homes to enjoy, but there are...

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July 31, 2014

Snowbirds, Head South

  SNOWBIRDS: ENJOY RED CARPET CAMPING AT DISCOUNTED RATES 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...

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June 19, 2012

Take Part in the NWF's Great American Backyard Campout

The team at Jellystone Parks is all for getting more kids playing outdoors, so we wanted to pass this message along from the National Wildlife Federation. Spend the night under the stars with National Wildlife Federation and take your family's first step into a lifetime filled with healthy, outdoor fun. Did you know that today, 25% of kids play outside daily—as opposed to 75% a generation ago? Be a part...

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September 9, 2011

Toco Festival This Weekend In St. Louis

TOCO Music Fest from Friday September 9 to Sunday September 11 at Jellystone Park™ Campground near Six Flags - St. Louis.  The campground is located at 5300 Fox Creek Road Eureka, MO. Camping options range from primitive to deluxe. It features music, camping, art, food, beverage vendors, campsite decorating contest, collective arts project, kids concerts and a party zone with a variety of children's entertainment including face painting, performances and workshops. Tickets or information: tocofestival.com or...

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September 9, 2011

Jellystone Park™ Gears Up For Halloween

Labor Day weekend may mark the end of the traditional summer camping season, but for the Jellystone Park™ Campgrounds that offer Halloween-themed activities; their busiest season is just beginning. "We're just now getting into our busiest time of the year," Dana Gabriel, co-owner of the [parklink park="96" text="Jellystone Park Campground in Swansea, S.C."] , stated in a news release. She added that her park offers five consecutive Halloween-themed weekends that...

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September 8, 2011

Garbage Can Dinner for Camping

Looking for an easy campsite recipe that will feed a hungry group? Check out this Garbage Can Dinner from Jellystone Park Campground guest Stephanie Miller. This hearty meal is cooked over the campfire and feeds 12-18 people.   18 ears of corn, unhusked 5 lbs. medium potatoes, washed but uncut 5 large onions, peeled 8 lbs. sausage (any kind) 1 lb. carrots, peeled   Prepare a 30-gallon galvanized garbage can, including...

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