Video and photos showing campers social distancing and Jellystone Park’s sanitization procedures are here:

CINCINNATI, July 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With many parents choosing glamping or camping over other types of vacations this summer, many Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts expect to be sold out for the Fourth of July weekend. Certain locations, however, still have room to accept some last-minute bookings for cabins, RV sites or tent sites.

Owners of the chain’s more than 70 U.S. locations say reservations for the holiday picked up dramatically as government restrictions eased. “The majority of locations have recently opened pools, water slides and splashgrounds,” said Trent Hershenson, vice president of Marketing. “The combination of social distancing, enhanced sanitation and fun water amenities has proven very enticing to families looking for a summer vacation.”

Guests can check availability and book reservations online at nearby locations from links available at

“Parents feel comfortable camping because they have control over their family’s environment, whether they are staying in a cabin, RV or tent – it’s their site,” Hershenson said. “Jellystone Park locations provide plenty of room for fun while social distancing, and parents can decide who their kids interact with, when and how.”

Jellystone Park campgrounds have instituted a wide range of enhanced cleaning procedures and new operating policies to promote social distancing. Details vary by location, but all parks are taking great care to provide families with the fun, entertaining experiences for which Jellystone Park is famous.

  • Check-in/check-out: Many parks have adapted check-in/check-out procedures to minimize guest-employee interactions, with some parks offering contact-less check-in.
  • Bathhouses, restrooms, stores and other public facilities: The frequency of cleaning has been increased, with a focus on high-touch areas throughout the park being sanitized regularly. Parks also offer hand sanitizers throughout their property.
  • Rental equipment: Pedal karts, pedal boats, golf carts, mini golf clubs and balls, and laser tag equipment are being cleaned between uses.
  • Amenities and activities: There may be limits on the number of guests who can participate at one time in certain activities. Some amenities with capacity limits, such as pools, water slides, jumping pillows and mini golf, may require advance reservations.
  • Character interactions: Guests can take pictures with Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and Cindy Bear, but the costumed characters will remain socially distanced. New versions of activities including drive-by dance parties, costumed character appearances and virtual activities are available at many locations.
  • Foodservice: Locations with snack bars and restaurants are offering takeout orders and/or campsite deliveries.

“Our park owners are doing everything they can to make campers feel welcome and comfortable during this very unique time,” Hershenson said. “We want all of our guests to have a safe and happy camping experience this July Fourth weekend.”

Guests are encouraged to contact the specific location they are planning to visit if they have any questions regarding that park’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is North America’s leading family camping and glamping destination, famous for providing guests with amenities such as pools, water slides and splashgrounds; activities including jumping pillows, wagon rides and foam parties; fun-filled theme weekends such as Chocolate Lovers Weekend and Halloween Spooktacular Weekends; and interactions with Yogi Bear costumed characters. Jellystone Park guests can choose from a variety of accommodation options including premium cabins, yurts, deluxe RV sites, and traditional tenting campsites. There are more than 75 Jellystone Park locations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit and

To arrange an interview or to visit a Jellystone Park location, contact Brad Ritter of Ritter Communications at or 740.815.1892.

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