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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts has signed its first Utah franchise agreement. Scott Nielson, founder of Nielson RV, one of the nation’s top performing RV dealerships, is bringing the family camping and entertainment brand to Hurricane in southeast Utah. Nielson recently sold the dealership’s three locations to Camping World and is now focused on building […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently named a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review. This is the second time Jellystone Park has been ranked a top franchise for women and this is the most recent honor in a string of accolades for the Jellystone Park franchise. Earlier this year, the brand was […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently named a Top Recession-Proof Franchise by Franchise Business Review. This honor is the latest in a string of accolades the brand has received this year including being named a Top Franchise overall by both Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur magazine and being named a Top Franchise for Women […]
Blue Water Development, which owns or operates campgrounds, hotels and attractions from Florida to Maine, has acquired the Delaware Beaches Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. Located in Lincoln, Delaware, it is the company’s first Jellystone Park franchise. The Blue Water Development portfolio includes other well-known brands such as Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn & Suites, […]
• 2021 Reservations up 136% over last year CINCINNATI – Cabin fever is leading to a huge increase in spring break cabin bookings at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts. Over half of the family camping and glamping chain’s more than 75 locations are welcoming guests, including some which are opening early. Jellystone Park locations are […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts posted its 14th straight year of same-park sales in 2020. Even though many locations did not fully open until mid-summer, annual sales grew 9.9%. The fourth quarter, when reservations typically slow, saw a whopping 52% jump over 2019. According to Leisure Systems, Inc., (LSI) which franchises the brand, the 2020 […]
MILFORD, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2021 — Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently ranked one of the nation’s top five hundred franchises by Entrepreneur magazine. This is the fifth consecutive year Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts has been ranked among Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® and Jellystone Park was ranked the top brand in its category four of those […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently named a top franchise for 2020 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 3rd year in a row that Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts has been selected for this honor. The honor is the most recent in a string of accolades for the Jellystone Park franchise. In 2019, the brand […]
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, North America’s leading family camping and entertainment franchise, celebrated its 50th anniversary by posting record system sales for the 12th consecutive year. Same-park sales through September 30, which marks the end of the camping season for most Jellystone Park locations, were up 9.9% over 2018. Founded in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, […]
MILFORD, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2019 — Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort locations are major contenders in the annual National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Park of the Year awards competition. This year, there are 16 campgrounds across the nation vying for the Park of the Year honor in the medium-size park category and […]
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 28, 2019 – Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was identified by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as one of 2019’s Most Innovative Franchises. This honor is the latest in a string of accolades for Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. The company was recently ranked No. 202 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 […]
Bolstered by millennials’ rapidly growing interest in camping, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts is on track for its 11th straight year of record sales as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. North America’s largest franchised family camping chain, Jellystone Park, announced new resorts will open in Ohio and Texas in 2020. Overall revenue through the first […]
CINCINNATI – Kids are heading back to school and cooler weather is around the corner, so families are thinking about fall camping, or these days, glamping. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the U.S. and Canada have a full schedule of fall and Halloween activities scheduled, with Halloween-themed weekends already underway at some locations. Most […]
NELSONVILLE, Ohio, April 9, 2019 — For 14 years, Lorraine Carlson and her husband, Daren, have owned and operated the Happy Hills Campground. But when they reopen for the 2019 season on Monday, April 15, they’ll have a new identity as the Hocking Hills Jellystone Park location and they’ll have none other than Yogi Bear™ […]
Franchise Gator ranked Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts one of the Top 100 franchises in the United States for 2019. The Franchise Gator Top 100 list was developed to assist prospective franchisees in their search for a franchise opportunity by ranking franchises based on a variety of criteria including financial stability, growth, sustainability, profitability, transparency, and franchisee satisfaction. “Each opportunity on the Top 100 list has strong growth potential,” said Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator. “Not only are these opportunities among the very best in the industry; they also offer a solid investment.”
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in 2018 once again set a new all-time record for sales. System-wide revenues increased 6.1% over the prior year to $125 million. It was the franchise company’s 10th consecutive year of sales growth. Growth was primarily driven by existing locations as same park revenues increased 5.7%.
Theresa Isaacson – Caledonia, WI
We’re going to be entering our 13th season, and I sure would hate to own a property without being Yogi branded. The reason we really like Jellystone Parks is because of the support behind us. With 80 other parks in the system, we have 80 sources of question-and-answer type people to go to. The support is wonderful. The franchise, the LSI system itself – their … Read more
Daren & Lorraine Carlson – Hocking Hills, OH
The Jellystone Park brand has made a huge difference in our business. If we had 50 more sites and more cabins, they’d be filled every weekend.
Denny Quigley & Tami Alessio – Harrisville, PA2011 was our first year as a Jellystone Park™. Since then, we have definitely noticed that we are attracting a lot more guests from a much larger radius that extends nationwide. And we are seeing more guests from Canada. Over this three year time period, our store sales have increased almost 45%! The increased business also helped to allow us to do… Read more
Rick Spear – Estes Park, COWe’ve been in the Jellystone franchise system for 20 years this year. It was a family endeavor to begin with, but over those 20 years we’ve seen significant growth of our campground. In particular, just the last three years in a row we’ve been up double digits, 10-11% points three years in a row. We’ve really been coming on strong, and continue to see good grow… Read more
Susan Novotny – South Haven, MIWithin 5 years, we have more than tripled our revenue. We have no regrets becoming a franchisee of Jellystone Park!
Joey Coleman & Rick Coleman – Tabor City, NC
In 2001, we began a unique challenge to build a campground on our family farm 35 miles inland from Myrtle Beach. People responded to our design of large concrete pads, full hook-ups, plenty of open space, and ultimate customer service. But we soon had “growing pains” with procedures and operations.
In 2003, we joined Jellystone Park™. The operations… Read more
Bob & Beth Ryan – Mannford, OKOur family has been a franchisee for over 30 years. The support that both the franchisor and fellow franchisees offer goes above and beyond expectations.
Rich & Nancy Felber – Mt. Gilead, OHAfter 5 years with the Jellystone Park franchise, we have shown a 75% revenue increase and our confidence in the future is at an all-time high!
Chip Smith – Monticello, IAWe got into the Jellystone brand at the beginning of last year. This is the end of our first season. We are pretty excited about it. What I like most about the brand is the fact that they are drawing in families from three hours away. They all know what we’re there for, and they’re willing to spend a longer time at our park than just the weekend. The investme… Read more
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. Plu… Read more