NEW YORK’S SEVENTH JELLYSTONE PARK WILL OPEN IN LATE APRIL IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION
BATH, N.Y., March 29, 2016 — Babcock Hollow Campground has been a family destination for more than 30 years.
But when the park reopens April 29 for the 2016 camping season, the campground will become New York’s seventh Jellystone Park Camp-Resort.
“We want to really target the family business and increase our overnight business,” said Karen Whitmyer, who acquired the park with her husband, Dustin, three years ago.
She added that it is easier to increase the park’s business as a Jellystone Park than using a park name known only to locals or to people who have camped there before.
The Whitmyer’s park already has many amenities, including a swimming pool, game room, rec hall, a playground, horseshoe pits and a catch and release fishing pond with kayak and paddleboat rentals.
But the Whitmyers are adding even more amenities for the 2016 camping season, including an inflatable water slide; a bounce house with a wrecking ball; and a miniature golf course. They are also adding 43 mostly pull through campsites, which will boost the total number of campsites to 150. The park also has three rental cabins.
Of course, these amenities will be complemented by the unique features of a Jellystone Park. Only Jellystone Parks have Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, and Jellystone Parks are famous for providing fun, family activities and themed weekends, such as Hawaiian weekends, which often include limbo contests, sand castle building, and luaus. Mardi Gras themed weekends include parades, cookouts and dances, while Christmas in July weekends include campsite decorating contests, campsite caroling, cookie and ornament making activities. The increasingly popular Halloween themed weekends include costume and campsite decorating contests and trick or treating activities. The Finger Lakes Jellystone Park complements Jellystone Parks in Cooperstown, Gardiner, Mexico, North Hudson, North Java and Woodridge. For more information, please visit www.babcockhollowcampground.com.
About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts
Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park™ system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 80 campgrounds with more than 17,000 campsites and vacation rentals in 31 states and four Canadian provinces. Its Camp-Resorts are among the best campgrounds in the industry with a quality reputation for being fun, friendly, clean and service-oriented parks. Additionally, each Jellystone Park™ is themed with Yogi Bear™ elements providing instant recognition and consumer appeal. It is truly a place “Where You Camp With Friends.”® Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Park River Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.campjellystone.com.