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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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Follow the link in our bio to save big!
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Find your spot via the link in our bio.
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Happy Labor Day, everyone! We hope you're all enjoying your time with friends & family, or just taking some time to relax today! ...

We're rolling into this long weekend like 🛺⁠

It's going to be an incredible Labor Day Weekend. If you're looking to make a last-minute camping trip, we still have tent and RV sites available!
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Our Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest ends this Monday, 9/5! Be sure to enter for your chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl! 📸⁠⁠
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STEPS:⁠⁠
1) Take a photo having your best vacation ever at our Camp-Resort!⁠⁠
2) Share your photo on our Facebook page or post on Instagram with @glenellisjellystone #glenellisjellystone and #bestvacationever⁠⁠
3) After Labor Day, we will select 5 finalists and you will vote which photo should be this year's winner!⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to view the terms & conditions. Start snapping!
...

This weekend is your last chance to spend time with friends, enjoy the fresh air, and go on long walks with mountain views at Jellystone Park™! Tap the link in our bio to find the perfect site for our final camping weekend! ...

Another peaceful day by the river before a busy holiday weekend! ...

With the season nearly coming to a close, we'd like to invite you to take a look at our many deals! We have so many ways to save on your camping trip, you'll just have to make one last getaway.⁠

Follow the link in our bio to save big!
...

Don't keep us waiting. Join us for one last Halloween weekend! We have cabins & campsites available, and we'd love to see more costumes and scary sites before it's all over! 💀⁠

To find your spot, just tap the link in our bio!
...

There's only 1 week left to save 25% on your trip with our Fall Fest deal! Book a Rustic RV Site, Riverfront Rustic RV Site, or Basic Wilderness Tent Site through October 7th to join the fall-time fun!⁠

Find your spot via the link in our bio.
...

Join us for our 4 Halloween weekends, starting THIS WEEKEND! We'll be hosting campsite decorating contests, costume contests, trick or treating, and more!⁠

These weekends sell out SCARY fast, so book your stay today via the link in our bio. 🎃
...

Happy first day of fall, campers! 🍂🎃 ...

Halloween weekends at Jellystone Park™ start THIS weekend! Visit us any weekend through October 17th to take part in tons of fang-tastic fun! 🧛🏻‍♂️👻🎃⁠

Read our latest blog to learn 6 things we're most excited for at Glen Ellis this Halloween. Link in bio!
...

The first day of fall is only 2 weeks away, but here at Jellystone Park™, we're already getting started on the fall fun! 🍂 Read our latest blog to see why fall camping is a must for you and your family. Link in bio! ...

Happy Labor Day, everyone! We hope you're all enjoying your time with friends & family, or just taking some time to relax today! ...

We're rolling into this long weekend like 🛺⁠

It's going to be an incredible Labor Day Weekend. If you're looking to make a last-minute camping trip, we still have tent and RV sites available!
...

Our Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest ends this Monday, 9/5! Be sure to enter for your chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl! 📸⁠⁠
⁠⁠
STEPS:⁠⁠
1) Take a photo having your best vacation ever at our Camp-Resort!⁠⁠
2) Share your photo on our Facebook page or post on Instagram with @glenellisjellystone #glenellisjellystone and #bestvacationever⁠⁠
3) After Labor Day, we will select 5 finalists and you will vote which photo should be this year's winner!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to view the terms & conditions. Start snapping!
...