Hey boo boo! Delaware’s Jellystone resort opens after multi-million dollar upgrade

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An upgraded Delaware Beaches Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort opened its 2021 camping season on April 1 under new management.

The longtime campground was acquired in November 2020 by Ocean City, Md.-based Blue Water Development.

Located north of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park joins Blue Water’s group of twelve East Coast RV resorts. The company operates seven parks on the Delmarva peninsula.

Blue Water has been working on what it described as a “multi-million-dollar program of infrastructure enhancements and new family-focused amenities, including the splash pad and water slides, upgraded WiFi, revamped playground, expanded camp store, new campfire features, updated RV sites, and renovated arcade with new games.”

“Jellystone is a family-friendly brand that, just like Blue Water, focuses on delivering the best experience possible to each and every guest, each and every time,” said Blue Water CEO Todd Burbage. “Jellystone’s brand and this campground are a perfect addition to our Blue Water family, and we’re excited to build on the decade-long legacy of the park’s previous owners. We look forward to elevating the park with new amenities, more fun activities, and a unique service culture that will help guests make priceless memories that last a lifetime.”

Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park features more than 265 sites, including full hook-up RV sites, vacation rental cabins, and primitive tent sites, as well as seasonal and extended stay options.

Campers and glampers alike will be treated to classic campground activities, including visits from Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, and Cindy Bear, movie nights, hayrides, ice cream socials, basketball, volleyball, bonfires, dog run, and other features.

The park will host local food trucks and vendors and provide a complimentary shuttle to accommodate guest outings to local shops and regional attractions.

The RV resort business has been picking up steam in recent years. Sales of trailers and motorhomes have been brisk during the pandemic.

“Campers who have enjoyed Jellystone in the past can expect an elevated experience,” said Bryan Fykes, general manager. “We’ve enhanced and accentuated all of the things that make Jellystone Delaware an exceptional family vacation destination. We’re thrilled to have retained the majority of our staff so that guests will see familiar faces as well as some new rangers, too.”

Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park is open April 1-October 31. Further information is available at https://bwdc.com/portfolio/.

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