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Caledonia Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, the largest campground in Racine County, Wisc., will undergo $1.5 million in renovations over the next year.
According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Randy and Theresa Isaacson, who took ownership late last year, are implementing the changes to promote a family atmosphere.
Remodeling efforts include: a new pool, new water playground, remodeled teen game area and improvements to its 250 campsites and eight cabins. The Isaacsons also eliminated the sale of alcohol and tobacco products on the grounds, making the campground more attractive to families.
The majority of the improvements are expected to be completed by Memorial Day.
“We know it’s a lot to do at one time, but to really make this a great destination for families, we had to do it this way,” according to the Isaacson’s daughter, Bridget.
The eight guest cabins are in such disrepair that the Isaacsons are replacing them with new cabins that sleep up to eight people. Tent and camper sites will get new electrical and water hook-ups.
One major upgrade will be hooking into municipal sewer and water lines by the end of May.
“This will greatly improve our guests’ visits and they probably won’t even notice,” Bridget Isaacson said.
Plans also call for the installation of new computer and phone systems that will allow Jellystone staff to handle reservations more efficiently.
The park’s 18-hole miniature golf course is scheduled to be renovated next year.
The park offers 250 campsites, and rates can be anywhere from $20 per night for a tent site in the off-season to $125 per night during the peak season for a cabin.