Yogi Bear…Family fun-close to you!

Jellystone Park marks 42nd year

Yogi Bear’s new Jumping Pillow is awesome and family tubing is great fun, too.

Yogi Bear’s new Jumping Pillow is awesome and family tubing is great fun, too.

Open since 1970, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park offers fun activities for families wishing to “get away,” relax and enjoy being outdoors. Weekends from May 1 until the end of October are planned around a different theme.

The recreation staff provides planned activities seven days a week from June 25 until Labor Day Weekend.

A typical day includes flag raising with Yogi Bear, wagon rides, crafts, field games and time with both Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Camping facilities include campsites, cabins and park trailers and are available by day, week, month or season.

The large Ranger Station includes a game room, Cindy’s Kitchen serving meals and ice cream, a fully-stocked store for gifts, souvenirs, RV/camping supplies, hardware, groceries, tackle and live bait. Propane is sold by the pound or metered.

The annual Jellystone Park Open House will be May 18th - 20th. The park will be open on Saturday and Sunday for the general public to tour the park facilities. There will be wagon rides, children’s activities, games with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, a camper yard sale, crafters and entertainment. A great spring family fun day!

In May of 2011one of the newer recreation phenomenons for camping guests — the Jumping Pillow — was installed. The camper response was truly awesome by all ages. Children, parents and grandparents could be observed bouncing on the pillow from opening until closing each day. The pillow is roughly 34 feet by 70 feet and can accommodate as many as 45 people of varied ages and weights.

Parents remarked that family members were tired at the end of the day. They were ready to relax by the campfire then get some rest to be ready for the Pillow the next day. Bouncing — fun and healthy exercise at the same time.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is located at 601 County Route 16, Mexico.

For more information call 963-7096 or visit jellystonecny.com.

Propane is available year-round; call ahead. Store hours starting April 1 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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