Jellystone Parks Named Top Family Camping Destination

Aug 15, 2018 | Member News

BURLESON — Reader´s Digest has joined, Country Living magazine, U.S. News & World Report and The Travel Channel in listing Jellystone Parks among its top family camping destinations in the United States.


Reader’s Digest recently highlighted the Jellystone Park in Burleson, Texas on its list of the “Best Parks in Every State,” while MSN recently included seven Jellystone Park locations on its list of “35 Amazing RV Parks Where No RV is Required.” The MSN story highlighted Jellystone Parks in Burleson and Canyon Lake, Texas; Cave City, Ky.; Gardiner, N.Y.; Monticello, Iowa; Tabor City, N.C.; and Mannford, Okla.


Last year, U.S. News & World Report included the Jellystone Park in Mill Run, Penn. on its list of the “Eight Coolest Campgrounds for Families,” while Country Living magazine included the Jellystone Park in Harrisville, Penn. on a list of “11 Must Visit RV Campgrounds in America” in 2015. The Travel Channel, for its part, named the Jellystone Park in Cave City, Ky. one of the 10 top family campgrounds in 2015.


“Jellystone Parks are increasingly being recognized by media outlets across the country as a top family destination, regardless of whether you camp in a luxury cabin, a yurt, an RV or a tent,” said Kelly Jones, vice president of operations of Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises Jellystone Parks across the United States and Canada.


In addition to offering some of the campground industry’s best swimming pools, water play parks and rental accommodations, Jellystone Parks are famous for their organized family activities and themed weekends with Yogi Bear, which help families create unique memories. Weekend themes range from family athletic competitions with various sporting events to Christmas in July with Christmas Carol Karaoke and other holiday themed activities to pre-Halloween themed weekends with costume and campsite decorating contests and trick or treating. Other activities across Jellystone Parks include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, face painting, jumping pillows, gem mining as well as plentiful interactions with Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Cindy Bear and Ranger Smith.


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SOURCE: Jellystone Parks press release