The May/June issue of Adirondack Life lists Jellystone Park as the best campground in the Adirondacks
But the persistent cold weather isn’t stopping the Lenhards from opening their 170-site campground next Saturday, April 28.
“As long as we can turn the water on, we’ll be ready to open,” Gina Lenhard said, adding, “The nice thing is we have 26 warm, cozy cabin rentals. We also have a new bunkhouse we installed last year that sleeps up to 15. This way, families can still enjoy quality time weekend getaways with lots of activities no matter what happens with the weather.”
Voted the “Best Campground in the Adirondacks” in the May/June issue of Adirondack Life, Jellystone Park also offers a full lineup of organized activities and themed weekends for late spring, summer and fall, including a “Wake Up The Bears Weekend” May 18-20, when guests are invited to bring their pots and pans and join in a parade to wake up Yogi Bear™, Boo Boo™ and Cindy Bear™ from their winter slumber.
Father’s Day weekend activities include opportunities for children to make a craft for dad as well as a dads-versus-kids water balloon fight and the park’s first family color run to raise money for the Upstate NY Autism Alliance, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports numerous programs to help children with autism and their families.
Other summertime activities include a Hawaiian themed weekend June 29-July 1 with a pineapple eating contest, a hula hoop contest, sand volleyball and sandcastle building.
A chocolate lovers and carnival weekend is set for July 6-8 with chocolate pudding relays, a chocolate sponge war, a chocolate brownie sundae Slip ’N Slide as well as carnival games, a best dressed clown contest, a dunk tank, a bounce house, and carnival treats, including cotton candy, snow cones and Cracker Jacks.
A Christmas in July weekend will take place July 20-22 with a campsite decorating contest and a visit by Santa. Spooky pre-Halloween themed weekends are set for the first two weekends of August with a haunted house, a costume parade and contest, a campsite decorating contest and a DJ Monster Mash dance. A non-scary pumpkin patch themed weekend is set for Sept. 21-23.
In addition to organized activities, the Adirondacks Jellystone Park features two heated pools; beach volleyball courts; kayaking and tubing along the Schroon River; an 18-hole miniature golf course; a mining sluice; a jumping pillow; and a train.
The park has RV and tent sites as well as 28 rental accommodations, including three yurts and two RV rentals.
For more information, please visit www.adirondacksjellystone.com.