Flood Forces Estes Park Jellystone Closure

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September 20, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Jellystone Park in Estes Park, Colo. is marked in orange.

Severe flood damage from last week's heavy rains in Colorado has forced the owners of the Jellystone Park in Estes Park to close their park for the rest of the season.

The 80-site campground sustained heavy water damage during the monsoon that engulfed portions of the state.

Owners Rick and Shelly Spear announced the park's closing for the season on the homepage of their campground's website.

The message stated: Due to recent floods in the Estes Park area, Jellytone will be closed for the season. Guests with reservations will be contacted as soon as phone service is restored. Thank you for your understanding & patience. Please keep us in your thoughts as we get through this difficult time. We know that many of our guests have been effected as well & our thoughts are with you. Check our Facebook for updates.

Campers faced harrowing circumstances last week, as the rising water forced the Spears and their guests to evacuate the campground.

Jellystone Parks in Larkspur and Montrose were not affected by flooding.

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