All-Time High 62% of U.S. Households Are Campers

All-Time High 62% of U.S. Households Are Campers

Photo: South Bend / Elkhart North KOA | Jeff Dow, Courtesy of KOA More North Americans are clearly camping each year, but how many more? According to a study from the largest campground chain Kampgrounds of America (KOA), more than 7.2 million new households in the U.S. have started camping...

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A Banner Year For California Waterfalls: Campgrounds that Get You Close

A Banner Year For California Waterfalls: Campgrounds that Get You Close

The entire state of California is drought-free for the first time since December 2011, and thundering waterfalls have come to life.

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Jellystone Parks Look to Head West

Jellystone Parks Look to Head West

Nearly all of the 80+ Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the US lie east of I-35 (Duluth MN to Laredo TX) and that’s something the company would like to change. Now celebrating their 50th year, Jellystones are the epitome of family camping. “The family camping market is exploding across...

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Hey Boo-Boo, No Camping for You! A Jellystone Resort Faces Backlash over Pop-Up RV Ban

Hey Boo-Boo, No Camping for You! A Jellystone Resort Faces Backlash over Pop-Up RV Ban

A franchisee of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts has decided to exclude tents and pop-up style RVs from its northern Illinois campground.

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Jellystone Looks for Franchisees, Targeting West and Southwest Expansion

Jellystone Looks for Franchisees, Targeting West and Southwest Expansion

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, the nation’s second largest campground chain, is inviting prospective franchise investors and owners to an on-site workshop September 16-17 at its park in Burleson, Texas. The Jellystone Park system, which currently has 84 parks throughout the U.S. and Canada, is targeting the West and Southwest U.S. for expansion. 

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If I’m Not Disabled, Can I Camp in the Accessible Campsite?

If I’m Not Disabled, Can I Camp in the Accessible Campsite?

“Recently, we pulled into a first-come-first-served campground late with no host on duty, and the only site available was the handicap site, so we left and parked at a Walmart. Could we have used the handicap spot?”

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