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A multimillion dollar development is in the works on Keystone Lake in Oklahoma. KOTV reported that the city of Mannford is leasing one of its campgrounds to a private developer.

Mayor Tyler Buttram said that means the city will get 3% of the income and even more in tax revenue. “If you’re not advancing, you’re falling behind,”

Right now the sign at the entrance is about the only new thing at the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. That’s because developers have not broken ground on the $4.5 million project just yet.

Bulldozers and all the other equipment are ready and waiting for construction to begin in a few weeks, but in the meantime, the new Jellystone Park is open for business.

“We’ll have water slides, we’ll have swimming pools, we’ll have spray ground areas — all of those things are planned to go in over a period of time,” Jellystone Park Owner Beth Ryan said.

Ryan and her husband are developing the property,  something they did at an RV park in Pennsylvania where, according to Ryan, 15,000 guests visited each summer.

“I think we’re going to be very happy here in Oklahoma. We were at our last park for 25 years, and I don’t see why won’t be here for that long,” Ryan said.

 

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