Jellystone Journal: Beat the Heat at a Yogi Park
There’s no doubt about it – so far, summer 2012 has been a hot one! With much of the country facing record-breaking, super-intense heat, it’s hard for families to come up with activities that keep everyone cool but entertained.
Look no further than your favorite Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, where swimming pools, splash parks, watersides and more offer a wet ‘n wild time for the entire family. Here’s just a glimpse at the fun to be had; be sure to check your nearby campground to see how they are helping guests beat the heat.
- A half-hour’s drive from Houston, the Lone Star Jellystone Park in Waller features a 350-foot whoosh into the water on its famous Pine Tree Plunge waterslide. Don’t miss the Ride the Serpent slide, the plunge pool and the swimming pool. For younger kids, visit the Splash Playground with its 5000-gallon Picnic Basket Blaster. And when you need to dry out just a little, the Wet-n-Wild Hey Wagon will keep you cool outside the pool.
- A giant swimming pool and a separate slide pool with three different water slides make this Austin, Minn. campground perfect for pumping up the excitement. Keep an eye out for the Slip ‘n Slide, where kids will have a belly-busting good time.
- Teens, tweens and kids (not to mention Mom and Dad) splash into fun at the Splash Park and Yogi Bear’s Water Zone in Gloucester Point, Va. With waterslides, spray guns, buckets dumping gallons of water from far overhead and of course old-fashioned swimming, a weekend at Gloucester Point is sure to be wet, wild and full of memories.
- Caledonia, Wis.’s, Water Zone features Yogi Bear’s Picnic Splash, with water slides, sprayers and a giant picnic basket that fills with water and dumps it out every few minutes. The Water Wars area offers water balloons and sling shots – what better combination for kids to help keep their parents nice and cool? The swimming and activity pool is for those who actually want to swim – and maybe play a little water basketball, volleyball and more.