Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts offers an array of fantastic options, including RV accommodations and cozy cabin camping.

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About Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts

Embrace a legacy of success that began in 1969 when Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts introduced its pioneering franchise model. Today, the brand remains the singular franchise in the United States devoted entirely to the thriving family camping demographic. With over 75 thriving locations across the United States and Canada, and their expansion efforts continually gaining momentum, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts is the franchise opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Discover the unparalleled potential of their beloved brand, designed exclusively for the family camping experience.

What They Offer

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts offers an array of fantastic options, including RV accommodations and cozy cabin camping. The brand goes beyond merely providing a place to rest; they offer destination campgrounds where lasting memories are made.

Their partnerships ensure that every aspect of your stay is nothing short of exceptional. Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are renowned not only within the outdoor hospitality industry but also among cherished guests.

Their commitment to excellence is reflected in their mission statement: “Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts are dedicated to providing each guest with a quality camping experience in a clean and entertaining environment.”


The Franchise Offering

Join a franchise that exclusively targets the family demographic, making Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park the standout choice in the camping industry. With nearly 50 years of experience, Yogi Bear and Jellystone Park trademarks offer a niche that’s unparalleled.

The franchisor understands that whether you’re converting an existing campground, purchasing one, or embarking on a new venture, you seek value and support. That’s why Camp Jellystone offers an irresistible camping franchise package, featuring the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park 7A Conversion Package (valued at over $11,000). This package includes a 10-foot Yogi Bear Statue, Yogi Bear Character Costume, and a Jellystone Park Entrance Sign Credit, providing you with a compelling head start.

Moreover, the brand’s franchise model is structured to ensure fairness. You’ll pay royalties of just 6%, exclusively on incremental gross revenues earned as a Jellystone Park after meeting a Base Business Exclusion. This transparency extends to a 1% advertising royalty and a 0.5% Club Yogi Rewards royalty, applicable to all gross revenues. Plus, you gain access to lucrative Yogi Bear merchandise that can significantly boost your sales.

In fact, in 2022, the average Jellystone Park secured a remarkable 33% of its revenue from various ancillary sources, including delectable food options, enticing merchandise, and paid activity fees. As a prospective franchisee, this is just the beginning of the enticing benefits that await you when you join the esteemed Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park franchise system.

The franchisor’s proprietary reservations, front office, and Point of Sale (POS) system, complete with an online, real-time reservation component, are available to you for a minimal monthly fee. You are also provided with comprehensive training at your property, ensuring you have the tools to succeed.

The benefits you get when you join the brand include:

  • Harness the appeal of the widely-recognized and trusted Yogi Bear brand.
  • Benefit from proven, comprehensive, and proprietary training.
  • Receive ongoing operational and marketing support that has propelled other operators to success.
  • Elevate store sales with access to an exceptional line of unique, high-profit licensed merchandise.
  • Collaborate with fellow Jellystone Park owners and operators in a cooperative, non-competitive environment.
  • Maintain your entrepreneurial independence.

Who Are They Looking For?

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts is on the lookout for the ideal franchisee – someone who shares the brand’s passion for family-friendly camping and possesses the drive to make it even better. Whether you’re a seasoned campground owner seeking to enhance your existing location or a prospective entrepreneur interested in buying or building a new campground, you are invited to explore the exciting franchise opportunities they have on offer.

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The Cost

Prospective franchisees considering the acquisition of a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort should be aware of the following financial considerations:

  • Minimum cash required: A minimum of $250,000 in liquid capital is necessary to embark on this venture.
  • Net worth requirement: Prospective franchisees are required to have a minimum net worth of $400,000 to meet the financial stability criteria.
  • Total startup investment: The total startup investment for a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort can range from $63,000 to $10,000,000, depending on factors such as location, size, and the extent of development or renovation needed.
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Training & Support

When you embark on your journey as a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resorts franchisee, you’ll gain access to a robust array of training and support to ensure your success. The brand is committed to providing you with the tools and guidance you need in the areas of Merchandise, Marketing, and Training, and Operations.


Explore a diverse selection of merchandise opportunities, including a Warner Bros license and over 500 custom items. You will be provided with detailed merchandising guidelines, suggestions, and general retail tips to enhance your merchandising efforts.

Marketing Support:

The franchisor offers a wide range of marketing support to help you promote your camp resort effectively:

  • Campground & RV resort marketing: Tailored marketing strategies for your specific location.
  • Online presence: Leverage the franchisor’s websites, including and, to connect with your target audience.
  • Social media: Maximize the power of social media platforms to engage and interact with your customers.
  • Advertising: Promote your camp resort through various advertising channels.
  • Public Relations: Enhance your public image and reputation.
  • Promotions: Create exciting promotions to attract guests.
  • Email marketing: Utilize email blasts to communicate with your audience.
  • Gift Card Program: Offer gift cards to boost revenue and customer loyalty.

To bolster your marketing efforts, you will be provided with additional support such as guest research surveys, customer care resources, costumes, trade show materials, graphic design services, website analysis, social media assistance, newsletters, and access to Yogi Bear & Friends artwork and photos.

Training Programs:

The franchisor offers specialized training programs to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful camp resort:

  • Certification and Management Program (CAMP): Comprehensive training to manage your campground effectively.
  • Caring About Recreation and Entertainment (CARE): Ensuring that your guests enjoy a variety of engaging recreational and entertainment activities.
  • NSPF Certified Pool Operators (CPO) Course: Learn pool operation best practices.
  • Spring Meeting and Symposium & Trade Show: Networking opportunities and insights to keep you updated with industry trends.
  • Operations Manual & Resource Material: A comprehensive guide to support your day-to-day operations.
  • Jellystone Park Online University: Access to online resources for ongoing learning and improvement.


Benefit from operational support, including assistance with business planning, access to National Purchasing Partners (NPP), vendor relationships, proprietary reservations and POS software, and franchise assessment reviews with tailored recommendations.

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Next Steps

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