With cartoon character Yogi Bear serving as a very recognizable “host,” Leisure Systems Inc.’s Jellystone Park network has grown to include more than 15,000 campsites in 29 states and three Canadian provinces since it was launched in 1969. On April 15, the network will add Delaware to its expanding roster of states with franchise parks as the former Cedar Creek Landing Campground reopens as Jellystone Park Camp Resort at Delaware Beaches.
“We think this is the right move for us,” said park owner Brent Fannin. “Jellystone Parks are known nationally as being fun family oriented parks, and with our close proximity to the beach and all the activities offered in and around our campground, we thought the Jellystone Park model was the perfect fit.”
Founded two years ago, the resort is one of Delaware’s most modern campgrounds with amenities that include a large swimming pool, playground, volleyball, game room, camp store, laundry facility and 277 spacious big rig-friendly RV sites, all with full hookups including free cable television and wireless Internet service.
The rechristened Jellystone Park at Delaware Beaches also will offer organized activities every weekend beginning April 15th, with daily activities and themed weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend running through Labor Day weekend. Upcoming themed weekend events include Memorial Day Weekend — the official kick off to summer with Yogi and Friends — a Father’s Day superhero contest June 19th and 20th, a Mardi Gras weekend June 24th to 26th, a family Olympics weekend July 8th to 10th, a Christmas in July weekend with a campsite decorating contest on July 22nd to 24th and a Death by Chocolate Weekend Aug. 5th to 7th. Halloween weekend events, with trick or treating and campsite decorating contests, are also scheduled for the last two weekends in October.