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 campgrounds for sale, simply 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.
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
Campgrounds for Sale
Here is a list of current Jellystone Park™ campgrounds for sale:
|North Hudson, NY
Mike or Gina Lenhard
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.
Erv & Marilyn Banes – Frankenmuth, MI
We decided to convert to the Jellystone Park™ system in 1996 because the market conditions were changing. Several of our colleagues had converted and grown in the process. We found that by changing our customer base to families, rather than seniors, we expanded.
The advantage of a Jellystone Park™ is that it is so much more alive than the average park. Plus, campers view it as a high quality facility. When they see the name “Jellystone Park™” they know it’s going to be a notch up in quality and that it’s family-friendly.