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Eighth Yogi Bear Park in Indiana to Open April 16

March 16, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Cedar Ridge Camping Resort, a five-year-old former private membership resort in Bloomington, Ind., will reopen April 16 with a new name — Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises a chain that stars the 1950s-era animated cartoon character, said today it took over the park, which has 92 sites for recreational vehicles, 12 cabins and forested areas for primitive tent camping.

The park also is undergoing $200,000 worth of cosmetic improvements, including remodeled bathrooms, electrical upgrades, new rental units, a new campground store and park-wide wireless Internet service, according to a news release.

The Bloomington park will be the eighth Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Indiana, joining locations in Fremont, Knightstown, Monticello, Pierceton, Plymouth, Portage and Scottsburg. The 41-year-old Jellystone Park chain is the second-largest network of family campgrounds in the country, with 75 locations in the U.S. and Canada, the company says.

Rob Schutter, president, said in the release that Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe will reserve a small number of campsites for Cedar Ridge Camping Resort members, but the majority of the campsites and all cabins will be available to the public.

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