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Planning a Group Camping Trip at Jellystone Park™

Planning a group camping trip can be a rewarding experience, especially when you choose a destination like Mark Twain Lake Jellystone Park™. Whether you’re gathering for a family reunion, a birthday celebration, or just a fun weekend with friends, we’ve got some tips to help you make the most of your group camping trip.

Tips for a Successful Group Camping Trip at Mark Twain Lake Jellystone Park™

Tip 1: Coordinate Schedules Early

The first step in planning a group camping trip is to coordinate schedules. Start planning early to find a date that works for everyone. Remember, the early bird gets the worm—or in this case, the best campsite!

Group Camping Trip


Tip 2: Book Your Sites

Once you’ve settled on a date, it’s time to book your sites. At Mark Twain Lake Jellystone Park™, we offer the opportunity to guarantee your favorite campsite or cabin by paying our applicable lock-in fee. If you want to secure sites together, make sure to book early and let us know that you’re part of a group.

Tip 3: Plan Meals

One of the joys of camping is cooking and eating together. Plan your meals ahead of time and consider assigning each person or family a meal to prepare. Don’t forget to account for any dietary restrictions.

Tip 4: Organize Activities

While there’s plenty to do at Mark Twain Lake Jellystone Park™, it can be fun to plan some group activities. Consider organizing a group hike, a day at The Water Zone, or a campfire sing-along.

Tip 5: Celebrate Special Occasions

If you’re gathering for a special occasion like a birthday, consider adding on a birthday package or a special bear visit. These add-ons can make the celebration even more memorable and are sure to delight campers of all ages.

Create Lasting Memories With Friends and Family

With a little planning and coordination, your group camping trip can be a resounding success. So gather your group, pack your camping gear, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Mark Twain Lake Jellystone Park™.


Gather, Camp, and Celebrate!