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It’s that time of year when the grass gets a little greener, the temperatures start hitting new highs, and the realization that summer is on its way hits you. You’ve got some summer vacation planning to do! What better time than now to consider adding a camping trip to your itinerary? Feeling a bit like a nomad novice instead of a camping connoisseur? We’ve got you covered with our 5 tips & tricks for your first camping adventure.

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1. Determine What Kind of “Camper” You Are

A camp-cation can be anything you want it to be and it’s good to figure this out before booking your vacation. Does the idea of pitching a tent under the stars and cooking your meals over an open flame sound enticing? Or does the thought of sleeping under a roof and enjoying coffee from your private porch sound like the perfect getaway? You can even have the best of both worlds when you camp in a trailer, RV, and pop-up camper. Or enjoy #vanlife as a way to experience the outdoors but with some of the comforts of inside! At Jellystone Park™ we have a variety of campsites and cabins for every type of camper.

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2. Gear Must-Haves

Whether you’re choosing to rough it or sleep inside, there are some essentials that should be on every camper’s packing list.

  1. Sleeping Bag – No matter which type of accommodations you choose — whether you need to sleep on the floor, ground, or futon — the extra comfort and warmth that an extra sleeping bag provides is worth the space it may take up in your trunk.
  2. Flashlight or Lantern – Essential for nighttime bathhouse trips or extra lighting as you play a game of cards at your picnic table, the right lighting on hand can be both for function and for that classic camping ambiance.
  3. Roasting Sticks – These are a must-have for any camping experience and can be used for the perfect gooey marshmallow or for hot dogs over the fire. The best thing is, if you’ve forgotten yours at home, you’ll likely find nature’s supply nearby in the form of fallen twigs and sticks.
  4. Coolers –  Bring a variety of coolers in different sizes. One larger cooler can serve as a way to transport most of your cold groceries and become home base for your meals at your campsite. Having a few extra smaller coolers, both soft and hard-sided, are useful when you want to pack beverages for the Water Zone or for a relaxing, picnic lunch.
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3. Camping Fare

Speaking of food, meals while camping can be as easy or as elaborate as you’d like them to be! Prep a casserole ahead of time that just needs to be popped in an oven (if you’re renting a cabin), or fill resealable freezer bags with pre-scrambled raw eggs, diced veggies, and cheese and then submerge them in boiling water to cook “omelettes-in-a-bag“. Psst…these can be made over a campfire, too!

Fire pies (also known as hobo pies or mountain pies) are easy, fun, and can satisfy both your sweet or savory tooth when you fill crescent roll dough or two slices of bread with pizza sauce and cheese….or strawberries and cream cheese. Load them into a pie iron and you’ve got the perfect main course or dessert! And who can forget classic hot dogs, served easily over a fire or on a grill?! All of the campsites and cabins at Jellystone Park™ include a charcoal grill for all your mealtime needs! For those who want a break from the camp stove or fire, visit the Campfire Canteen or the Ranger Station!

4. What to Wear

The weather forecast will be your best friend when planning and packing for your trip. Pay close attention to the daily lows, as well as the highs, and pack extra socks, long pants, extra dry t-shirts for after a swim, and don’t forget your campfire hoodie! Forget to pack something? We’ve got you covered! Our Camp-Resort has a fully-stocked store on-site that sells t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more. We’ll help to keep you dry and warm while looking cool…and you get a nice souvenir to take home!

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5. Fun Activities

You’ve set up camp. Now what? Jellystone Park™ has a variety of exciting attractions like a huge Water Zone, mini golf, and archery tag, to keep you on the go. Is a laid back vacation more your speed? Relax poolside, nap in a cabana, or take a stroll around the park. There are many nearby attractions that can help you stay as busy or as relaxed as you’d like to be.

We’re so happy you’re considering a camp trip for your next vacation. It’s one of the easiest types of vacations to plan and one of the safest ways to get away these days — and did we mention it’s fun, too? Adventure is waiting, but you don’t have to! Keep these tips in mind and start planning yours today.

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The fun is nowhere near ending at Jellystone Park™! November is packed full of activities, special deals to help you save, and mischief from the bears! 🐻⁠⁠
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𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 5-7: 𝙋𝙖𝙟𝙖𝙢𝙖 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 - Enjoy a special BOGO deal! Buy one night, get one night FREE. Promo code: HIBERNATE⁠⁠
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𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 12-14: 𝙑𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 - Veterans enjoy 50% OFF their stay! Valid ID required. Promo code: HERO⁠⁠
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𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 12-28: 𝘼𝙡𝙡-𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙨 & 𝘼𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 - Includes themed activities like cornhole tournaments, shaving cream wiffle ball, movie nights, and more!⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to view the activity schedules!
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❗BOGO alert❗Join us during Pajama Party Weekend (November 5-7) for a special BOGO deal! Pay for Friday night, stay FREE on Saturday night.⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
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Why do weekends get to have all of the fun? ⁠⁠
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Take advantage of lower rates and our special offers by booking a weekday stay! Avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy big savings. Plus, those vacation days aren’t going to use themselves! ⁠☀️⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔹 4-Night Bonus - book 3 nights, get the 4th night free! Promo code: BONUS⁠⁠
🔹 5-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off your stay! Promo code: 5NIGHT⁠⁠
🔹 7-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off the whole week! Promo code: 7NIGHT ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Give yourself a real vacation while saving BIG! Click the link in bio to view all of our deals.
...

Oh my gourd! $25 campsites & 50% off cabins?! Yes please! 🙌⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Take advantage of our Holiday 4th Night Bonus this Columbus Day Weekend (10/8-10/10)! Add a Thursday or Monday night and enjoy special savings on the 3rd night.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Promo code: EXTFUN⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in our bio to learn more.
...

Hey Veterans - we have a special deal for you! 🇺🇸⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Join us November 12-14 for 50% OFF your cabin or campsite! But you better hurry - we are starting to book up!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
...

Our 5 remaining Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick! To help you find availability, we listed out what sites/dates we have available below:⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟏-𝟏𝟎/𝟑:⁠⁠
Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive RV Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟖-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟏:⁠⁠
Camping Cabin⁠⁠
Luxury Cabin⁠⁠
Pine Forest Cabin⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟓-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟕:⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟐-𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟒:⁠⁠
2 Bedroom Luxury Cottage⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟗-𝟏𝟎/𝟑𝟏:⁠⁠
Great Escape Lodge⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
...

Our 6 Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🏠 If you're looking to book a cabin, we have availability for 9/24-9/26 & 10/8-10/11.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🚐 If you're looking to book an RV site, we have availability for 9/24-9/26, 10/1-10/3, 10/8-10/11, 10/15-10/17, & 10/22-10/24.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
⛺ If you're looking to book a tent site, we have limited availability during all 6 Halloween Weekends.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
...

Happy first day of fall, campers! 🍂🎃 ...

Looking to book a stay during one of our 6 Halloween Weekends? The time to book is NOW! 🎃⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Availability is running very low for our Halloween Weekends! Our first Halloween Weekend begins this weekend (9/24-9/26) - book your stay and enjoy trick-or-treating, a magic pumpkin patch, costume & site decorating contests, a haunted trail, and SO MUCH MORE. 👻⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now. Or, message us and we can help you find availability!
...

The fun is nowhere near ending at Jellystone Park™! November is packed full of activities, special deals to help you save, and mischief from the bears! 🐻⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 5-7: 𝙋𝙖𝙟𝙖𝙢𝙖 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 - Enjoy a special BOGO deal! Buy one night, get one night FREE. Promo code: HIBERNATE⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 12-14: 𝙑𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 - Veterans enjoy 50% OFF their stay! Valid ID required. Promo code: HERO⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 12-28: 𝘼𝙡𝙡-𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙨 & 𝘼𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 - Includes themed activities like cornhole tournaments, shaving cream wiffle ball, movie nights, and more!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to view the activity schedules!
...

❗BOGO alert❗Join us during Pajama Party Weekend (November 5-7) for a special BOGO deal! Pay for Friday night, stay FREE on Saturday night.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
...

Why do weekends get to have all of the fun? ⁠⁠
⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠
Take advantage of lower rates and our special offers by booking a weekday stay! Avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy big savings. Plus, those vacation days aren’t going to use themselves! ⁠☀️⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔹 4-Night Bonus - book 3 nights, get the 4th night free! Promo code: BONUS⁠⁠
🔹 5-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off your stay! Promo code: 5NIGHT⁠⁠
🔹 7-Night Deal - enjoy 25% off the whole week! Promo code: 7NIGHT ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Give yourself a real vacation while saving BIG! Click the link in bio to view all of our deals.
...

Oh my gourd! $25 campsites & 50% off cabins?! Yes please! 🙌⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Take advantage of our Holiday 4th Night Bonus this Columbus Day Weekend (10/8-10/10)! Add a Thursday or Monday night and enjoy special savings on the 3rd night.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Promo code: EXTFUN⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in our bio to learn more.
...

Hey Veterans - we have a special deal for you! 🇺🇸⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Join us November 12-14 for 50% OFF your cabin or campsite! But you better hurry - we are starting to book up!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to get the promo code.
...

Our 5 remaining Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick! To help you find availability, we listed out what sites/dates we have available below:⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟏-𝟏𝟎/𝟑:⁠⁠
Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive RV Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟖-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟏:⁠⁠
Camping Cabin⁠⁠
Luxury Cabin⁠⁠
Pine Forest Cabin⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟓-𝟏𝟎/𝟏𝟕:⁠⁠
Standard RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟐-𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟒:⁠⁠
2 Bedroom Luxury Cottage⁠⁠
Woodland Premium RV Site⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
𝟏𝟎/𝟐𝟗-𝟏𝟎/𝟑𝟏:⁠⁠
Great Escape Lodge⁠⁠
Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
Walk-In Primitive Tent Site⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
...

Our 6 Halloween Weekends are selling out SCARY quick!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🏠 If you're looking to book a cabin, we have availability for 9/24-9/26 & 10/8-10/11.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🚐 If you're looking to book an RV site, we have availability for 9/24-9/26, 10/1-10/3, 10/8-10/11, 10/15-10/17, & 10/22-10/24.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
⛺ If you're looking to book a tent site, we have limited availability during all 6 Halloween Weekends.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now!
...

Happy first day of fall, campers! 🍂🎃 ...

Looking to book a stay during one of our 6 Halloween Weekends? The time to book is NOW! 🎃⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Availability is running very low for our Halloween Weekends! Our first Halloween Weekend begins this weekend (9/24-9/26) - book your stay and enjoy trick-or-treating, a magic pumpkin patch, costume & site decorating contests, a haunted trail, and SO MUCH MORE. 👻⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book your stay now. Or, message us and we can help you find availability!
...