Entrepreneur magazine ranks Jellystone among top franchises

Yogi and Cindy spend time with campers staying at Natural Bridge Jellystone Park in Virginia.
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MILFORD, Ohio — Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently ranked No. 202 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500 rankings for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power, the company announced today.

At No. 202, the Jellystone Park ranking is an improvement of 63 slots over its prior year performance and is one of the 10 largest two-year rankings jumps among all companies included in the 2017 ranking, the release explained.

This year marks the third consecutive year in which Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts have been ranked as the top franchise in the campgrounds category.

“The strongest franchise brands are constantly evolving and innovating to keep up with changing trends and technology,” said Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts’ position on the 2019 ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity, he added.

Jellystone Park is the nation’s leading family camping destination. With more than 80 locations across the United States and Canada, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is known for providing guests with amenities such as pools, water slides, and splashgrounds, family activities such as jumping pillows, mini golf, and pedal carts.

The campgrounds also plan fun-filled theme weekends such as Chocolate Lovers Weekend and Halloween Spooktacular Weekends, the release noted.

Guests at Jellystone Park locations can choose from a variety of accommodation options ranging from premium cabins and yurts to deluxe RV sites to traditional tenting campsites.

National media outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, and MSN routinely praise Jellystone Park locations as being among the country’s best camping vacation destinations for families, according to the release.

The Jellystone Park system is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. It is the second-largest chain of campgrounds in the United States and features more than 80 campgrounds with 18,000 campsites and cabin rentals across 31 states and six Canadian provinces.

For more information about the parks or to make a reservation, visit www.JellystonePark.com.

For information about owning a Jellystone Park, visit www.JellystoneFranchise.com.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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