Purchasing a Campground
Many people who camp at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts inquire about what it takes to enter the RV Park and Campground business. As you may imagine, owning a campground is quite different from enjoying the experience at one. As an owner, your job is to create magical experiences for families, which requires a new set of business skills that our franchise can assist you with.
One of the most affordable ways to become a Jellystone Park™ is to buy a campground that might be a “sleeper” – one that has most of the required amenities but needs fixing up. To find Jellystone Park campgrounds for sale, see the current list below.
To find properties outside our network, do an internet search using the words “Campgrounds for Sale.” You’ll see a list of national brokers who are familiar with the Jellystone Park™ system and can assist you with finding the right property. You can also visit www.ARVC.org – the website for the National Association for RV Parks and Campgrounds – for information on the RV Park and Campground industry. ARVC has a list of brokers they recommend as well.
Jellystone Park Campgrounds for Sale
Here is a list of current Jellystone Park™ campgrounds for sale:
|Montrose/Black Canyon, CO
Steven L. Weinberg, Broker
The Brokerage Real Estate
| North Hudson, NY
Mike or Gina Lenhard
| Emporia, VA
John Wagenhoffer (Owner) or Darrell Hess (Broker)
434-430-0777 John’s private cell or email@example.com
828-452-1535 Darrell Hess/Brenda Lang or www.campgroundsforsale.com
Note: Do not call/visit park looking for owner or send emails to the park. Only use the contact information above.
In order to maintain the high standards of operation that Jellystone Park™ guests expect, we require certain amenities to be in place or an expansion plan that includes:
- minimum 70 sites and 4 rental units
- store/registration area
- modern comfort stations and laundry
- pavilion/recreation center
- playground equipment
- arcade/game room
- planned activities program
- dump station
Once you found a campground you are interested in purchasing, we are happy to help you evaluate its readiness to join the Jellystone Park™ franchise. If you are ready for that step, please complete our application so we can better understand your needs.
Ian & Sally Steyn – Larkspur, CO
“2009 was our first year as a Jellystone Park™ and since then we have experienced double digit growth. For 2012, our revenues were up 33% and net operating income was up more than that, year over year! After almost four decades of owning various businesses, converting our campground to a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort ranks among the smartest decisions.