Mass. Jellystone

The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Cranberry Acres in Carver, Mass., plans to add a waterpark. Credit: Kathryn Gallerani

Plans for improvements to the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Cranberry Acres in Carver, Mass., are under review by the Planning Board, according to wickedlocal.com.

The park’s owners have applied for a special permit and site plan review for improvements to the park including a centralized wastewater treatment facility, a new set of water supply wells and improved roadway access in a residential/agricultural district.

The project at the Shoestring Road location of the former Shady Acres Campground will be conducted in phases, according to engineer Dick DeBenedictis of Webby Engineering, with the plans laying the groundwork for a water park for campers only and not open to the public.

Planning Board Chairman Bruce Maki said he has confirmed that Shoestring Road is a public road maintained and plowed by the town from Tremont Street to the gate at the park where it becomes a private roadway.

A traffic study has been conducted, and the business times are on Saturdays. He said he does not anticipate there will be any traffic problems. He said there are also turnoff areas to accommodate the traffic.

“This park is kind of isolated, it’s out in the woods, Shoestring Road has to be a quarter of a mile to a half-mile long so there’s plenty of space for traffic to park or stop to register to go in,” he said.

Maki said he thinks the project will be good for Carver and Carver businesses as well as the owners of the park.

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