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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 …
Bill Pott – Cave City, KYI really like the way it brings me a nice class of customers. I get happy families. I get people who want to come and to spend money to have fun. They enjoy our park. It’s just wonderful they way they come in, and you get so many that want to meet the other guests, they want to go have fun on the Jumping Pillow, then they want to go to the Splash Pad – and they want …
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…
Roger & Anna Barry – Fremont, IN
When we joined the Jellystone Park™ system in 1980, we were a small operation without a plan. What we have learned through the years from LSI and our fellow Yogi Bear™ owners and operators has been extremely valuable. We now have over 500 sites, RV Sales, waterslides, and a seven family member team of owners and operating managers. We couldn’t have done it w…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Brent Fannin – Delaware Beaches
2011 was our first year as a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™. We saw record occupancy levels with increases of more than 35% year over year! The addition of nine cabins to our park yielded occupancy levels well over 90% each weekend! The conversion to a Jellystone Park™ did exactly what we expected – it grew our business.