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Your vacation is planned, the countdown has begun, and now it’s time to pack! Taking a family road trip can be a blast as long as you are prepared. Here are a few road trip essentials we recommend you take along for the ride to Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis!

GAMES

Road trip games like i-spy, 20 questions, and the license plate game are great ways to pass the time. Print out road trip bingo cards ahead of time and see who can spot the most objects. Are card games more your speed? Uno and Go Fish are two easy ones to keep the kiddos entertained in the car!

WATER BOTTLES

It’s always a good idea to keep full water bottles handy when on a road trip. You never know how far away the next gas station or convenience store will be, so make sure you stay hydrated by packing a few bottles before you leave. We recommend reusable water bottles that are better for the environment and can keep your drinks cold all day long – especially the insulated ones!

BOOKS & MOVIES

What would a road trip be without a few good books and movies to pass the time? Stop by the library on your way out of town to pick up your favorite books and movies. Short on space? You can even download books on your iPad, smart phone, Kindle, and more!

BLANKETS & PILLOWS

Sometimes road trips require driving early in the morning or late at night – blankets & pillows will help your kids snuggle up on the long drive.

Bonus! The blankets will come in handy for road-side picnics.

CAMERA

A camera will help you capture the world going by as you make memories that will last a lifetime. These memories will be great to make a photo album with at the end of your vacation! Don’t forget to tag us in all your photos to enter our Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest for a chance to win some awesome prizes, as well as be featured on our page.

FIRST AID KIT

We recommend packing first aid essentials like Band-Aids, Aspirin, allergy medicine, bug spray, and sunscreen for your trip. It’s always better to be over-prepared!

JELLYSTONE PARK™ ESSENTIALS

Make sure to pack what you’ll need for when you arrive at camp! A bathing suit, s’more supplies, and toiletries are a few of our recommendations. Remember to bring some extra cash to buy a souvenir at the Ranger Station! If you don’t want to pack your own linens, we’re happy to add them onto your reservation for you – just give us a call! Make sure to check out the rest of our add-ons here!

SNACKS

We can’t forget the most important road trip essential – the snacks! We like to keep a few granola bars, fruit, pretzels, and nuts on hand. Check out these 25 easy to pack travel snacks for even more options! Once you have all of your snacks prepared, throw them in a cooler to keep them out of the heat of the day.

Whether you’re traveling from near or far, you are now prepared to hit the road! Family road trips create amazing family memories, and we can’t wait to hear all about your trip when you arrive at Jellystone Park™ Glen Ellis!

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8/1 - 8/6⁠
8/9 - 8/13⁠
8/15 - 8/20⁠
8/22 - 8/31⁠

To book your stay, just tap the link in our bio!
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Read the blog now via the link in our bio! Woof!
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To see our full activity schedule, just tap the link in our bio!
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To see what we have available, tap the link in our bio!
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We still have campsites available for an awesome summer getaway! Choose from premium, standard, rustic, & riverfront sites for the perfect vacation.⁠

To check availability, just tap the link in our bio or send us a message!
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Dear campers, we have recently been made aware that our new Water Zone, which was previously anticipated to be ready in August, has experienced construction delays and will no longer be ready for use until 2022.⁠

This delay is beyond our control and can be attributed to the widespread material and labor shortages that so many heave dealt with this year. While this is disappointing news, we are happy to remind our guests of the many awesome attractions we already have at the park! Our mini golf course, swimming pool, jumping pillow, tubes on the river, and more are still ready and available to anyone camping with us.⁠

To make up for the Water Zone's absence this season, we will be making efforts to add as many opportunities for fun as we can. We've already lined up additional live entertainment such as bands, animal shows, wine tastings, and an LED dance show. We're also introducing new unique activities such as a dunk tank and large inflatable water slide! Please check out our weekly activity schedule or the Jellystone Park™ App to stay up to date with every exciting moment here at camp.⁠

We are so grateful for your understanding, and we're looking forward to spending the remainder of this incredible season with you!
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Shaving cream wiffle ball, karaoke, movie nights, & more are happening this weekend!⁠

To see all the activities we have to offer, just tap the link in our bio!
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What's better than ice cream on a hot summer day? 🍦 Be sure to stop by the Scoop Deck this week! 😋 ...

Are you looking to take a spontaneous camping trip this month? We have availability for the following dates, and we'd love to see you here!⁠

✨ Premium RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🚍 Standard RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🏠 Bear-a-dise Bungalows | 7/25 - 7/29⁠

If you need help finding a spot, please give us a call or send us a message!
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We're seeing a lot of new faces this year, including folks who are camping for the first time ever, so we thought we’d answer some common camping questions! 🏕 🌭 ☀️ ⁠

Whether you’re a camping novice or long time Jellystone Park™ enthusiast, we’ve got answers in our most recent blog! Link in bio.
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Take me to the river, drop me in the water 🎵 ...

When are you looking to book? We have plenty of mid-week availability for campsites this month!⁠

You can check certain dates using our online booking tool (link in bio!), or send us a message to help you find a spot!
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We had an incredible patriotic weekend! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate! ...

Happy 4th of July! Let's all enjoy the long weekend. 😊🇺🇸 ...

We're extending that holiday feeling with not one, but TWO new promo codes! Book a future stay before July 9th to take advantage of these awesome deals. Click the link in our bio to learn more about codes SPARKS and 3NIGHT. ...

Looking to save 💰 on your next RV trip? Consider booking a mid-week stay! There are many benefits to booking mid-week:⁠

🏖️ Lower rates⁠
🌳 Great Deals (4 & 5-Night Deals!)⁠
👪 Avoid the crowds⁠

We have campsite availability as soon as next week, 6/27 - 7/2, but you can enjoy a mid-week stay any time this season! To find a spot, just tap the link in our bio.
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Sunny days & bright smiles ☀️😃⁠

To check availability and rates, tap the link in our bio!
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It's Friday. Time for another crazy camping weekend!⁠

To see what activities we have planned, click the link in our bio!
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It's not too soon to be looking forward to 4th of July Weekend, right? We have lots of plans in place, including our annual bike & golf cart parade! We can't wait to see you there. ...

Get one more camping trip in before summer is over! We have availability for campsites on these dates:⁠

8/1 - 8/6⁠
8/9 - 8/13⁠
8/15 - 8/20⁠
8/22 - 8/31⁠

To book your stay, just tap the link in our bio!
...

Hey dog lovers, planning your end of summer camping trip? Bring your furry friend with you! In our latest blog, we’ve compiled 5 do’s and don’ts of “ruff”-ing it (or glamping!) with your pup.⁠

Read the blog now via the link in our bio! Woof!
...

Wagon rides, a pancake breakfast, a holiday bike parade, and more are planned for this upcoming week. It's going to be a great Christmas in July!⁠

To see our full activity schedule, just tap the link in our bio!
...

It's not too early to start making your Labor Day camping (or glamping) plans. Join us for the last hurrah of the summer!⁠

To see what we have available, tap the link in our bio!
...

We still have campsites available for an awesome summer getaway! Choose from premium, standard, rustic, & riverfront sites for the perfect vacation.⁠

To check availability, just tap the link in our bio or send us a message!
...

Dear campers, we have recently been made aware that our new Water Zone, which was previously anticipated to be ready in August, has experienced construction delays and will no longer be ready for use until 2022.⁠

This delay is beyond our control and can be attributed to the widespread material and labor shortages that so many heave dealt with this year. While this is disappointing news, we are happy to remind our guests of the many awesome attractions we already have at the park! Our mini golf course, swimming pool, jumping pillow, tubes on the river, and more are still ready and available to anyone camping with us.⁠

To make up for the Water Zone's absence this season, we will be making efforts to add as many opportunities for fun as we can. We've already lined up additional live entertainment such as bands, animal shows, wine tastings, and an LED dance show. We're also introducing new unique activities such as a dunk tank and large inflatable water slide! Please check out our weekly activity schedule or the Jellystone Park™ App to stay up to date with every exciting moment here at camp.⁠

We are so grateful for your understanding, and we're looking forward to spending the remainder of this incredible season with you!
...

Shaving cream wiffle ball, karaoke, movie nights, & more are happening this weekend!⁠

To see all the activities we have to offer, just tap the link in our bio!
...

What's better than ice cream on a hot summer day? 🍦 Be sure to stop by the Scoop Deck this week! 😋 ...

Are you looking to take a spontaneous camping trip this month? We have availability for the following dates, and we'd love to see you here!⁠

✨ Premium RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🚍 Standard RV Sites | 7/18 - 7/23⁠
🏠 Bear-a-dise Bungalows | 7/25 - 7/29⁠

If you need help finding a spot, please give us a call or send us a message!
...

We're seeing a lot of new faces this year, including folks who are camping for the first time ever, so we thought we’d answer some common camping questions! 🏕 🌭 ☀️ ⁠

Whether you’re a camping novice or long time Jellystone Park™ enthusiast, we’ve got answers in our most recent blog! Link in bio.
...

Take me to the river, drop me in the water 🎵 ...

When are you looking to book? We have plenty of mid-week availability for campsites this month!⁠

You can check certain dates using our online booking tool (link in bio!), or send us a message to help you find a spot!
...

We had an incredible patriotic weekend! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate! ...

Happy 4th of July! Let's all enjoy the long weekend. 😊🇺🇸 ...

We're extending that holiday feeling with not one, but TWO new promo codes! Book a future stay before July 9th to take advantage of these awesome deals. Click the link in our bio to learn more about codes SPARKS and 3NIGHT. ...

Looking to save 💰 on your next RV trip? Consider booking a mid-week stay! There are many benefits to booking mid-week:⁠

🏖️ Lower rates⁠
🌳 Great Deals (4 & 5-Night Deals!)⁠
👪 Avoid the crowds⁠

We have campsite availability as soon as next week, 6/27 - 7/2, but you can enjoy a mid-week stay any time this season! To find a spot, just tap the link in our bio.
...

Sunny days & bright smiles ☀️😃⁠

To check availability and rates, tap the link in our bio!
...

It's Friday. Time for another crazy camping weekend!⁠

To see what activities we have planned, click the link in our bio!
...

It's not too soon to be looking forward to 4th of July Weekend, right? We have lots of plans in place, including our annual bike & golf cart parade! We can't wait to see you there. ...