Seasonal sites are regular campsites that you are able to rent for the
entire season, May 1-October 14, 2013, at a very affordable rate. You
provide the camping equipment, usually a travel trailer, motorhome, or pop
up camper. Jellystone Park™ provides a spacious, level campsite, with
water, 30A electric, sewer, and cable TV hookups. We also provide
first-class recreational facilities and activities, theme weekends, a
super-clean park, a family atmosphere and peace of mind.
What is Seasonal Camping Like?
Seasonal camping at Jellystone Park is like having a summer vacation home,
without the hassles!. Seasonal families form friendships with each other
that go well beyond our park, often getting together and keeping in touch
during the off-season. Seasonal families appreciate that it is our family,
the Zalkins, looking out for them and the campground, to ensure a high quality
vacation for all.
How Much Does Seasonal Camping Cost?
For a travel trailer site, the fee for 2013, for two spouses and two of
their children under 18 years of age, is $3800. $200.00 will be taken
off final bill for on-time payments. Electricity is additional.
Since you pay for what you use, it varies, but it averages about $175
per season across all our seasonal guests. Adding winter storage,
you are looking at roughly $4000 per season, at current rates. The seasonal rate
usually rises a modest amount from year to year, to cover our costs of
bringing to you a great camping experience.
How Do We Pick a Seasonal Site?
We have many nice seasonal campsites. The number and selection available
depends on how many sites are already rented, and who is returning for the
following season. If you are considering seasonal camping at Jellystone
we suggest you visit our park to see all we have to offer, and to choose
one of the available sites. If all seasonal sites are full, we are happy
to put your name on a waiting list. Once you are on a seasonal site, you
get first choice for that same site for the following season.
How Do We Reserve a Seasonal Site?
To reserve a campsite, decide it's what you want to do and let us know that.
We have you read and sign our seasonal agreement and fill out an
information sheet. You hand these in with a $700, non-refundable deposit.
This holds the site for you until May 1st, the day that we open.
Can We Change Seasonal Sites If We Want To?
Yes. If there are other sites we offer as seasonal that have not been
rented as such, you can change to these sites, even in mid-season. If you
want to move to an area in the park where all seasonal sites are full, you
can put your name on a request list. Over time, as seasonal sites open, we
go down the request list in order, and when it is your turn, we ask if you
want to move. Note that some campsites are reserved for overnight campers
only, and are not open for seasonal camping.
Where Do We Get a Trailer? What Kind Should We
If you don't own a trailer already, most families purchase a travel
trailer from a dealer, either near where they live, or around Jellystone
Park. There are various camping shows in different areas, where many
dealers come together to sell from one location. Others buy trailers from
a friend or through the classified ads. As to brand name and model
options, this is up to you!
Some families have a motorhome
or popup camper, and start with that. They often change over to a travel
trailer, since they don't need to travel with the unit much, the advantage
of the motorhome, and they want more space than the popup offers.
When you look for a travel
trailer, please make sure it is a travel trailer, and not a Park Model.
Park Models, which are usually higher and larger than travel trailers, are
not permitted in Jellystone Park. You can tell if a unit is a Park
Model by asking your dealer, and by looking at the Park Model RPTIA
medallion on the trailer.
Jellystone Park occasionally
has its own rental trailers available for sale. These are late year models
usually in very good condition, and for sale at reasonable prices.
Our current seasonals also sometimes will commission Jellystone Park to
sell a trailer for them. Please ask.
Need a Big, Expensive Tow Vehicle to be Seasonal Campers?
Absolutely not. In fact, most of our seasonal families do not own tow
vehicles. They buy their trailers from dealers who deliver the units
directly to the campsite. Then the seasonal families come to the park in their
Should you change sites, as
long as the unit has a regular hitch, we will tow the trailer to your new
site for a small fee. We cannot tow Fifth Wheel trailers, which have
special hitches that hook up in the bed of a pickup truck.
How and When Do We Make Payments?
Seasonal payments may be made with check or cash. After your initial
deposit, half of the balance due is payable on or before May 1. A $25
electricity deposit is also due by May 1. The other half of the balance is
due on or before June 15. Electric payments due within one week of each
meter reading, which take place June 30, July 31, August 31, and at the
end of the season. Deposits for the following season are due by August
30th, and winter storage payments are due by September 30th.
The seasonal rate covers unlimited camping by the seasonal family
from May 1, 2013 to October 14, 2013 (Columbus Day), for up to 2
spouses and 2 of their children (3-17 yrs.).
WES/cable: $3800 (less $200 for on-time payments).
Extra Minor Seasonal Child (3-17 yrs old): $80
Metered on your site. You pay for what you use.
Guest fees apply to all visitors 3 yrs. or over who visit your campsite while
the seasonal adults are there. Seasonals pay lower guest rates than
Daytime Adult Visitor $7.00
Daytime Child Visitor $6.00
Overnight Adult Visitor $12.00
Overnight Child Visitor $6.00
Guest fees do not apply to visitors who visit your site when you are not
there. In this case, visitors would pay full site fees as if they were
renting a site with their own camping equipment. We would also need your
written permission to let them use your trailer.
For current seasonals who renew for the following year, we offer on-site
storage at a discounted rate. For October 8, 2012 to May 1, 2013,
seasonal winter storage was $200. Non-season winter storage in our
storage area is $50/month.
Seasonal sites are for
individual families. Sharing a seasonal campsite between two families, such
as alternating stays between two sets of parents and children, or making
up the family of one spouse each from two different families, is not
Adult children who are
single, and live at the parents' home and visit the park when the
parents are there, may be included on the seasonal site for a small
additional fee. Adult children who are married, engaged, or otherwise
part of a couple, may not be included on the site, but instead pay
visitors' fees for themselves, spouses, and children when visiting the
There are specific policies
regarding seasonal camping. These are described in the seasonal
agreement that you sign. They include restrictions on site use. Site
alterations are not permitted, nor are outside storage facilities or
tents. There are guidelines for construction of decks. See the
agreement, and our general Jellystone Park rules, for other guidelines.
These are both available at Jellystone Park.