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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Caledonia, Wisc., installed new cabins on its campsites in preparation for the 2012 camping season. Now the camp owners plan to expand the park to 222 acres from the current 43 acres during the next several years.

Village officials will keep a careful eye on the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Caledonia, Wisc.

The village will review and regulate all parts of a plan to expand the family campground on Highway 38 to more than five times its current size during the next few years, according to The Journal Times.

The Caledonia Village Board on Monday night approved a predevelopment agreement between the village and Bear Country Inc., the company that owns and operates the camp off of Highway 38 near Seven-and-a-half Mile Road.

Bear Country plans to expand the size of the campground to 220 acres from the current 43 acres. The company has purchased land south of the current site at 8425 Highway 38 that extends south to Seven Mile Road for the project.

The expansion would occur over three phases and several years. The first phase is expected to start sometime this year, said Village Administrator Tom Christensen.

The expansion plan would include additional cabins, a swimming pond, a future trampoline park, a banquet hall, more walking trails and an additional entrance on Seven Mile Road.

The proposal riled some park neighbors and they voiced their concerns over potential increased noise, fencing, garbage collection and altered traffic patterns at a lengthy meeting of the Caledonia Planning Commission in late November.

Some neighbors opposed the construction of a second entrance on Seven Mile Road. Others said the owners’ plan to install either a berm or a wetland area between the campground and bordering residences would not adequately muffle any increased noise.

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