Halloween, fall activities entice families to try camping for the first time
Most Jellystone Park locations celebrate Halloween with campsite decorating and costume contests, trick-or-treating, magic pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving or painting contests, as well as monster-themed dances. A growing number also have haunted graveyards, trails and houses.
Many parks also offer a variety of traditional fall-themed weekends that include scarecrow-making contests and fall crafts. A handful of locations even have corn mazes.
Visit campjellystone.com/explore/activities/theme-weekends/halloween/ for details on individual park activities.
“With the explosion of young families starting to camp, our Halloween-themed weekends are some of the busiest times of the year, with many locations starting them in August or September,” said Trent Hershenson, vice president of Marketing. “Parents today want to give their kids an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while being entertained, and with Halloween so popular, families are finding it’s a great time to try camping.” Hershenson said that families also want the comforts and convenience of premium cabins, Wi-Fi, and other amenities that Jellystone Park offers, such as jumping pillows, mini golf and wagon rides.
He noted another trend: many first-time campers are renting RVs, including ones already set up on-site. “Cabins book up quickly for fall weekends, making RVs an excellent option,” he said. Visit campjellystone.com/plan-your-trip/rv-rentals, GoRving.com and RV Share for information on RV camping and rentals. First-time campers can find other helpful tips on the Jellystone Park blog at campjellystone.com/journal/.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is the nation’s leading family camping destination, famous for pools, water slides, and splashgrounds; activities including character interactions, jumping pillows, mini golf, and pedal carts; and theme weekends. Guests choose from premium cabins and yurts, as well as deluxe RV sites and tent sites. There are more than 75 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Visit www.jellystonepark.com.