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 properties outside our franchise, 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 as you review the list of potential campgrounds for sale. ARVC has a list of brokers they recommend as well.
As you review the potential camping resorts for sale, please note that 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 125 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
After you review the list of campgrounds for sale, and have pinpointed a campground you are interested in purchasing, we are happy to help you evaluate its readiness to join the Jellystone Park franchise.
Jellystone Park Campgrounds for Sale
Here is a list of current Jellystone Park campgrounds for sale: