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Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake in Mannford, Okla

Jellystone Parks across North America are investing in expanded amenities. The Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake in Mannford, Okla., is set to increase the size of its Wibit waterpark in 2021.

New attractions ranging from laser tag and escape rooms to zip lines, water slides and floating aqua parks are being added to more than 20 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort locations in preparation for the summer camping season.

“Our locations have many more attractions than most campgrounds, but our franchisees know it behooves them to continue to invest in new attractions such as water slides and floating obstacle courses,” said Trent Hershenson, vice president of marketing for Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises more than 75 Jellystone Park locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Many Jellystone Park locations are also adding more rental accommodations this year, including furnished cabins and eco-tents.

Here is a sampling of the expansions and improvements underway at more than 20 Jellystone Park locations across the country:

Bloomington, Ind.: This park’s newest attractions include laser tag, by April 30, and an escape room by the Fourth of July. Other additions include two new RV rentals. https://www.lakemonroejellystone.com

Bostic, N.C.: New attractions being added to this park include a zip line into the lake. The park is also adding more kayak, paddleboat and stand-up paddleboard rentals; adding an outdoor amphitheater; a new restaurant; 18 new rental cabins; three furnished eco-tents; a dog wash station; and two courtesy trams, each of which can transport 24 people to park attractions. https://campgoldenvalley.com

Brandon, S.D.: This park is adding a mining sluice as its newest attraction for 2021. https://www.jellystonesiouxfalls.com

Bremen, Ga.: This park is adding an inflatable water slide and replacing all of its playground equipment with new equipment. Several new park model rental cabins are also being installed. https://www.gajellystone.com/

Carsonville, Mich.: New attractions at this park include a Wibit floating obstacle course. https://northporthuronjellystone.com

Elberta, Ala.: This park is adding 27 more full-service RV sites, which are expected to be ready for occupancy by May 1. Other improvements include the addition of a rental cabin, new playground equipment and a gaga ball pit. https://www.jellystonegulfcoast.com/

Forsyth, Mo.: New attractions at this park include laser tag. https://www.jellystonebranson.com

Fort Atkinson, Wisc.: This park’s newest attractions include a Wibit floating aqua park that can accommodate up to 70 people and a new pedal cart track with banked turns. Other additions include a 20-by-40-foot court for games of human foosball and an outdoor drive-in movie theater for golf carts and pedal carts. An ice cream parlor has also been added to the camp store along with a 2,000-square-foot pavilion. Foodservice offerings have also been expanded to include 16-inch pizzas, 16-ounce pretzels, grilled chicken wings, grilled cheese sandwiches and grilled tuna sandwiches. Rental accommodations have also been increased with the addition of 14 new park models. https://jellystonefort.com

Glen, N.H.: This park is adding a water zone this year, which it hopes to open by July. The water zone will include a 3,800-square-foot swimming pool and a large interactive play structure with water cannons and blasters, plus two water slides. The park is also expanding and upgrading its sports facilities to include shuffleboard, bocce and gaga ball courts. Campsite upgrades, 40 new cabins and three tiny house rentals are also expected to open for the summer camping season. Last year, the park added an 18-hole miniature golf course. https://glenellisjellystone.com

Gloucester Point, Va.: New attractions at this park include an obstacle course and an inflatable water slide, which will open subject to local pandemic guidelines. https://jellystonegp.com/

Lakes Region, N.H.: New attractions for this year include an 18-hole miniature golf course and 20 new cabins that will be ready for opening day. https://www.lakesregionjellystone.com

Larkspur, Colo.: This park is adding 100 more RV sites and 22 vacation cabins this year. Glamping tents, yurts and adventure tents are also being developed. The park’s clubhouse will open in May with new dining options, a poolside bar and indoor/outdoor gathering spaces. Last summer, this location opened a new 40,000-square-foot water zone that includes six water slides, water cannons, a 250-gallon dump bucket, and an adjacent family pool with basketball hoops. www.jellystonelarkspur.com

Jellystone Park of Western New York in North Java

The Jellystone Park of Western New York in North Java is opening two new pools this year.

Lincoln, Del.: Located minutes from Lewes and Rehoboth Beach beaches, this park is completing a multimillion-dollar improvement program that includes installation of a 2,844-square-foot splash pad and two water slides that are nearly 16-feet-tall and 120- and 140-feet long. The 265-site park, featuring full hook-up RV sites, vacation rental cabins, and primitive tent sites, and seasonal/extended stay opportunities, is also improving many of its RV sites, including new fire rings. The park is also upgrading its Wi-Fi system, expanding the camp store, renovating the park’s arcade with new games and installing new playground equipment. New golf cart rentals will also be available. https://www.delawarejellystone.com

Mannford, Okla.: This park is doubling the size of its Wibit floating obstacle course, which will make it one of the largest Wibit parks in Oklahoma. The park is also adding 10 new RV sites with 50-amp service, up to 10 new private rental shade pavilions on the water attraction peninsula, each with its own charcoal grill, electricity and picnic table; as well as expanded Wi-Fi service. https://keystonelakejp.com

Horn Lake, Miss.: This park is installing new inflatable water slides, which it hopes to have in place by May, as well as a new jumping pad. The park is also upgrading its red carpet RV sites with Adirondack chairs and brick fire pits. https://memphisjellystone.com

Milton, Pa.: This park plans to add another water slide to its existing water play area, as well as a Water Wars game in time for Memorial Day weekend. Other new attractions include human foosball, laser tag, a jumping pad, and a gaga ball pit. New glamping tents and more rental cabins are also planned, along with an expansion of the park’s ranger station and its fleet of golf cart rentals. Foodservice offerings are also being increased.

Monticello, Iowa: This park is nearly tripling the size of its aqua park from a 72-person capacity to 200 people. The park is also adding a remote car (RC) track and another glamping cabin. https://monticellojellystone.com

Niagara Falls, Ontario: This park is adding a gaga ball pit and two glamping yurts. https://jellystoneniagara.ca/en

North Java, N.Y.: This park is opening two new swimming pools. wnyjellystone.com

Pittsfield, Ill.: This park has many improvements in store for guests this year, including doubling the size of its beach as well as doubling the size and capacity of its Wibit floating obstacle course from 100 to 200 people. The park is also adding beach volleyball, a Water Wars game, adding more water toys, including paddle boats and kayaks, adding another gaga ball pit, new horseshoe pits, and adding a new fleet of 30 high-end golf carts. The camp store is also being enlarged along with the park’s cafe, including the menu which is being expanded to include Hunt Brothers Pizza. Thirty new premium pull-through sites with 50-amp electrical service are also being added. The park has also purchased four new Woody Safari Tents that will be used as lakefront accommodations. https://jellystonepinelakes.com

Tabor City, N.C.: New attractions at this park include a laser tag field filled with obstacles and a drive-in theater where you can drive your golf cart and watch an outdoor movie on a large screen. Other additions include a new craft center where guests can paint ceramics, color t-shirts and pillowcases, and make crafts. The park is also developing a nature trail with interactive QR codes for use in hunts and other activities. Other additions include a new camp store, a new dog park, and four more campsites. https://taborcityjellystone.com

Waller, Texas: This park is adding a new laser tag course, two new playgrounds, a jumping pillow, a new dog park and more golf cart rentals. https://wallerjellystonepark.com/

Warrens, Wisc.: This park is adding a new massive six-person water slide as a new premier attraction. https://jellystonewarrens.com

Williamsport, Md.: This park is building a lazy river, which is expected to be completed in time for the summer camping season. New virtual reality rooms and a traverse wall are also being added to the park’s Ninja Course Adventure Building. Two rooms are being built where guests can play single-player virtual reality games or play with friends and family with a maximum of four people per room. The park is also expanding its pedal cart track and adding a new jumping pillow. New walk-up primitive tent sites with platforms are also being built in a serene, wooded area of the campground. https://jellystonemaryland.com/