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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™ Lakes Region!

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™ Lakes Region!

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⁠⁠🌱Go car free! Walk or bike to your destination. ⁠
⁠⁠🌱⁠⁠Participate in a local clean up.⁠
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We'd love to hear your suggestions too - comment below!
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Click the link in our bio to view rates and availability.
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Click our link in bio to view zip codes eligible for this deal!
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Click the link in bio for more details.⁠
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We'll also have live music, tie-dying, giant kickball, and so much more! Book your long weekend stay here and DON'T forget to use promo code EXTFUN at checkout for big savings on your holiday weekend! Link in bio to book now.
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Don't forget - when you stay 1 night, you get the second night FREE with our Spring BOGO deal. Simply use promo code WAKEUP at check-out.⁠

Sites are limited! Book today via the link in our bio.
...

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We can’t wait to see you splash around in our 6,095 sq. ft. activity pool! Swimmers will have access to the pool, basketball hoops, warming tubs, and ADA lift! If you aren’t a swimmer, you can dip your toes in the in-pool seating at the edge. 🏊🏼‍♂️⁠

This new attraction is included with your stay! Link in bio to book your summer getaway. ⁠
...

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Book your getaway for May 20-22 to enjoy these great savings! Use promo code: TEACHER at check-out for 20% off your stay! ⁠

Click the link in our bio for more info.
...

Happy Earth Day from Jellystone Park™! 🌎 Today, we encourage you to find a way to improve your clean & green efforts in the upcoming year! Here are some ideas:⁠⁠

⁠⁠🌱Go car free! Walk or bike to your destination. ⁠
⁠⁠🌱⁠⁠Participate in a local clean up.⁠
⁠⁠🌱Find a way to reduce & reuse! For example, swap your disposable plastic water bottles for travel ones⁠⁠.⁠

We'd love to hear your suggestions too - comment below!
...

Opening day (May 13th) is less than a month away! If you haven’t booked your spring camping vacation yet, what are you waiting for?!

Plus, when you use promo code WAKEUP for our opening weekend celebration, you can get 2 nights for the price of 1! Yogi Bear™ and his friends can’t wait to welcome you!

Click the link in our bio to view rates and availability.
...

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Want to save even more? Use code LOCALS20 for 20% off if you book before May 1, and check-in between May 13 and May 26. Less gas, more savings – it’s a win-win!⁠

Click our link in bio to view zip codes eligible for this deal!
...

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Stay May 13-15 and use the promo code WAKEUP to receive this BOGO deal. Book your site before its too late! Link in bio.
...

Sunny days and spring flowers ahead. Happy first day of spring, campers! ☀️🌸⁠ ...

⚠️ THIS JUST IN ⚠️ This week last year was the biggest booking week of the year so we're rolling out a BRAND NEW DEAL!⁠

Biggest Booking Week Deal: Book a future stay between March 15-22 to earn 500 EXTRA Club Yogi™ Reward points when you use promo code BIGWEEK22.⁠

Click the link in bio for more details.⁠
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