Campground Franchise Opportunities
Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts, is the leader in family resort-style camping. We work with REIT’s, current campground owners, and prospective franchisees on building, improving, or buying existing campgrounds. We have 84 locations in the U.S. and Canada making Leisure Systems Inc. one of the most lucrative franchise opportunities to partner with.
The franchise was founded in 1969, with its first location in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The concept was to create a Yogi Bear™-themed “destination” campground. That vision holds true today, but has evolved beyond the traditional camping experience with the addition of cabins, vacation rentals, and resort amenities such as splashgrounds and mini-golf.
We hold an exclusive license with Warner Bros. for Yogi Bear, Boo Boo™, Cindy Bear™ and Ranger Smith™. This license provides Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) a unique position in the campground industry and affords advertising and promotional benefits of significant value.
In addition, Jellystone Park is the only franchise business opportunity with a campground chain in the United States focused solely on the family demographic. Other franchise business opportunities and or organizations have recently realized the potential for marketing to families, but we have been doing it for nearly 50 years.
Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) is ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” for the second year in a row, moving up 207 slots to the #265 position. We also achieved the #1 rank in the Campgrounds category. Our inclusion in the Franchise 500® not only reflects the growing financial strength of the Jellystone Park franchise system, but rising consumer and investor awareness of Jellystone Parks as the family camping venue of choice across North America. This positions LSI as one of the best franchise opportunities to team up with.
In 2018, Jellystone Parks garnered a Top 50 position among medium-sized franchisees by the Franchise Business Review. Further confirmation of our continued success as a leading franchise opportunity.