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Your vacation is planned, the countdown has begun, and now it’s time to pack! Taking a family road trip can be a blast as long as you are prepared. Here are a few road trip essentials we recommend you take along for the ride to Jellystone Park™ Williamsport! 

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Games 

Road trip games like i-spy, 20 questions, and the license plate game are great ways to pass the time. Print out road trip bingo cards ahead of time and see who can spot the most objects. Are card games more your speed? Uno and Go Fish are two easy ones to keep the kiddos entertained in the car! 

Water Bottles

It’s always a good idea to keep full water bottles handy when on a road trip. You never know how far away the next gas station or convenience store will be, so make sure you stay hydrated by packing a few bottles before you leave. We recommend reusable water bottles that are better for the environment and can keep your drinks cold all day long – especially the insulated ones! 

Books & Movies 

What would a road trip be without a few good books and movies to pass the time? Stop by the library on your way out of town to pick up your favorite books and movies. Short on space? You can even download books on your iPad, smart phone, Kindle, and more! 

Blankets & Pillows

Sometimes, road trips require driving early in the morning or late at night – blankets & pillows will help your kids snuggle up on the long drive. Bonus! The blankets will come in handy for road-side picnics.

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Camera 

A camera will help you capture the world going by as you make memories that will last a lifetime. These memories will be great to make a photo album with at the end of your vacation! Don’t forget to tag us in all your photos to enter our Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest for a chance to win some awesome prizes, as well as be featured on our page.

First Aid Kit

We recommend packing first aid essentials like bandaids, Aspirin, allergy medicine, bug spray, and sunscreen for your trip. It’s always better to be over-prepared!  

Jellystone Park™ Essentials

Make sure to pack what you’ll need for when you arrive at camp! A bathing suit, s’more supplies, and toiletries are a few of our recommendations. Remember to bring some extra cash to buy a souvenir at the Ranger Station! If you don’t want to pack your own linens, we are happy to add them onto your reservation for you – just give us a call or message us on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to check out the rest of our add-ons here!

Snacks 

We can’t forget the most important road trip essential – the snacks! We like to keep a few granola bars, fruit, pretzels, and nuts on hand. Check out these 25 easy to pack travel snacks for even more options! Once you have all of your snacks prepared, throw them in a cooler to keep them out of the heat of the day.

Whether you’re traveling from near or far, you are now prepared to hit the road! Family road trips create amazing family memories, and we can’t wait to hear all about your trip when you arrive at Jellystone Park™ Williamsport!

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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 ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠
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Give yourself a real vacation while saving BIG! Click the link in bio to view all of our deals.
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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
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Click the link in our bio to learn more.
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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.
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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
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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!
...