After selling RVs for the last 24 years, Scott Nielsen was looking for his next adventure, according to the St. George News.
That adventure is now well underway on an open plot of land in Hurricane, Utah, across Sand Hollow Road from Diamond Ranch Academy. Tractors and backhoes are grading out what will soon be Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Hurricane Sand Hollow.
Nielsen is looking to build something that is better than the average RV resort, especially for families. And a water park, rides and restaurants will be an attraction for locals.
“We’ve always sold the fun, now we’ll help with the experience,” said the 45-year-old Nielsen, who admittedly grew up a bigger fan of the exploits of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner than the bear notorious for stealing picnic baskets from campers.
In the first phase, the 52-acre resort will have 30 cabins and another 250 campsites, with most having RV pads.
But the real fun will be in a $5 million to $6 million water park, as well as a miniature golf course and a fishing pond.