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 Jellystone Park campgrounds for sale, see the current list below.
To find properties outside our network, 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. ARVC has a list of brokers they recommend as well.
Jellystone Park Campgrounds for Sale
Here is a list of current Jellystone Park™ campgrounds for sale:
|Montrose/Black Canyon, CO
Steven L. Weinberg, Broker
The Brokerage Real Estate
| North Hudson, NY
Mike or Gina Lenhard
| Emporia, VA
John Wagenhoffer (Owner) or Darrell Hess (Broker)
434-430-0777 John’s private cell or email@example.com
828-452-1535 Darrell Hess/Brenda Lang or www.campgroundsforsale.com
Note: Do not call/visit park looking for owner or send emails to the park. Only use the contact information above.
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 70 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
Once you found a campground you are interested in purchasing, we are happy to help you evaluate its readiness to join the Jellystone Park™ franchise. If you are ready for that step, please complete our application so we can better understand your needs.
Ray Aljets – Sioux Falls, SDThree generations of my family have operated our Jellystone Park location and I can say with the utmost confidence that the Jellystone Park system has had a dramatic impact on our bottom line. Opportunities to increase guest satisfaction and revenue are everywhere and the creativity of those in the Jellystone Park system keep me on the leading edge of both the family … Read more
Sean Vidrine – owner of four Jellystone Park locationsWe have seen 15% growth year over year. Our retail sales are up 50% and our occupancy is up as well. Seeing our guests’ faces light up when the characters are out is priceless.
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.
Jessica & Mickey Spak – Chautauqua County, NYI love the support from the franchise. I would tell any prospect looking at converting or building a Jellystone Park, that it’s the single best business decision you can make.
Susan Novotny – South Haven, MIWithin 5 years, we have more than tripled our revenue. We have no regrets becoming a franchisee of Jellystone Park!
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.
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. I don’t think we’ve ever had a down year. We just continue to grow. The reason we really like Jellystone Parks is because of the support behind us. With other parks in the system, we have 75+ sources of question-and-answer type people to go to. The suppo… Read more