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If you’re new to camping, or have never been to Jellystone Park™ Luray, there may be some camping terminology you come across on our website in which you’re not sure what it means. Have no fear though—we’ve compiled a list of these common camping terms to help while planning your family camping vacation to Jellystone Park™!

RV Camping Terminology

Full Hook-Ups: With a full hook-up RV site, you’ll have access to all the necessities during your camping trip—water, electric, and sewer utilities. Full hook-up sites provide ease and comfort during your RV getaway.

Back-In Site: When choosing your RV site, you may end up going with a back-in site. Back-in RV sites are exactly what they sound like—the driver of the RV will be required to back-in to the campsite.

Pull-Thru Site: Pull-thru RV sites differ from back-in sites because RV drivers are able to enter from one side of the site and exit from the other. No backing in required and no “I’m sorry for what I said when trying to park the camper.”

Slide-Outs: Chances are if you’re an RV owner, you’ll know if your rig has slide-outs or not. A variety of RVs have slide-outs (they can be on the driver and/or passenger side), that come out once an RV is settled on a campsite to provide those inside with more living space.

Jellystone Park™ Terminology

Comfort Station: Also, known as bathrooms or bathhouses, Comfort Stations provide RV and tent campers with an extra place to wash up during their trip. Check out our campground map to see where all of our Comfort Stations are located!

Ranger Station: This is an important place for Jellystone Park™ Luray campers to know about. At the Ranger Station, check-in and out, make future reservations, grab camping necessities, groceries, Yogi Bear™ swag, and more!

Bark Park: Our furry, four-legged friends love camping, too! If your family pet tags along on your next trip, they’re sure to enjoy running and playing at our fenced-in Bark Parks (also known as a dog park)!

Bear Visits: Looking to make your time at Jellystone Park™ even more special? You can schedule a Bear Visit and one of our Bears will visit your campsite or cabin! *Subject to availability, requires an additional fee.

Splash Pad: Head on over to the Water Zone during your stay to check out our splash pad. The kids will love running and playing on this water playground featuring kiddie slides, spray guns, a water curtain, and more! It’s also ADA accessible!

Peak Season: The summer season at Jellystone Park™, also known as peak season, is when our activities and amenities are in full swing! During peak season, June 12 – August 23, campers can enjoy extended hours at facilities like Nathan’s Famous™, daily themed activities like arts & crafts, the use of the water amenities, daily hugs from our beloved Bears, and more! Peak season is also the busiest time of the year because kids are out of school for the summer.

Non-Peak Season: Spring and fall is when our non-peak season occurs. With non-peak season comes a quieter Camp-Resort, cheaper rates, and cooler weather.

General Terminology

Glamping: A combination of “glamorous” and “camping”, Glamping describes a style of camping with additional amenities and comforts that are often not associated with traditional camping. At Jellystone Park™ Luray a glamping experience can be found at one of our cabins! Enjoy cable TV, AC/heating, kitchens/kitchenettes, and more!

Gaga Ball: Gaga what? Gaga Ball is a popular activity often found at campgrounds. It can be defined as a kinder, gentler version of dodge ball, and is played in an octagon-shaped pit with a soft foam or rubber ball. Gather up your family and friends—the more players, the better!

Barrier Free: When searching for cabin rentals, you might come across the term “barrier free”. This means that the cabin type is ADA accessible! Learn about our barrier free cabins here!

While this list of camping terms may not be all inclusive, we hope it helps you feel more in the loop while planning your next camping getaway to Jellystone Park™ Luray. If you have any questions during your booking process, you can find a bunch of answers on our FAQs page or don’t hesitate to call our reservations team a call at (540) 300-1697!

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Before you know it, Labor Day will be here which means a long weekend full of family memories and relaxation!⁠⁠ ☀️⁠
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Lucky for you, we still have some availability! Book your Labor Day weekend getaway now via the link in our bio.⁠
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Christmas in July begins this weekend! Visit us between 7/23 - 8/5 to help us celebrate. 🎄⁠

Join us for Christmas trivia, Santa visits, themed crafts & games, Christmas movies, & so much more holiday fun! 💚❤️⁠

Visit our link in bio for pricing & availability. Need help finding available dates? Send us a message!
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We're seeing a lot of new faces this year, including folks who are camping for the first time ever, so we thought we’d answer some common camping questions! 🏕 🌭 ☀️ ⁠

Whether you’re a camping novice or long time Jellystone Park™ enthusiast, we’ve got answers in our most recent blog! Link in bio.
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Hey campers - don't forget to participate in our #bestvacationever photo contest during your stay! You could have a chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl.⁠ 📸⁠⁠
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Now through Labor Day, post a photo of you having your BEST VACATION EVER at Jellystone Park™ Luray on our Facebook or Instagram page! Be sure to tag us with @jellystoneluray #jellystoneluray AND #bestvacationever to be entered!⁠⁠
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Click the link in our bio to view the terms & conditions. Until then, start snapping!⁠

📸⁠⁠: @ash_vanley
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Did you know we have fun activities & events planned all week long? With crafts, movie nights, pizza parties, games, bingo, and so much more, you'll never be bored at Jellystone Park™! 😁 ⁠

So what are you waiting for? Book your getaway today! Link in bio.
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Our campsites & cabins are almost full for July - make sure to book your site before it's too late!⁠

We have so much fun for all ages - you won't want to miss out. Check out our July & August themes: ⁠

💥 Blast from the Past (7/9-7/22)⁠
🎅 Christmas in July (7/23-8/5)⁠ ⁠
🍝 Food Fest (8/6 - 8/22) ⁠

Visit our link in bio to book your vacation today.
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Wishing all our campers a safe & happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸💥 ...

It’s time to fire up your Fourth! We're gearing up for the holiday weekend with not one, but TWO new promo codes! 🇺🇸⁠

Book a future stay before July 9th to take advantage of these awesome deals. Click the link in our bio to learn more about codes SPARKS and 3NIGHTS. ⁠
...

Don't miss your chance to book your #bestvacationever at Jellystone Park™ Luray!⁠

Our campsites & cabins are almost full for the summer - make sure to reserve your spot before it's gone! Link in bio. ☀️
...

From a water slides and swimming pools, to jumping pillows and an 18-hole mini golf course, Jellystone Park™ has it all. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't explore the surrounding area during your stay!⁠⁠

⁠⁠Shenandoah National Park is only an 8 minute drive away from our Camp-Resort. ⛰️ Find out why this is a must-see attraction in our latest blog post! Link in bio.
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💥DEAL ALERT💥 Looking to book a stay at Jellystone Park™? Check out our weekday deals to see how you can save on your best vacation ever! ⁠

Enjoy 25% OFF your cabin or campsite when you book a 5-night stay with us during peak season (June 11 – August 21)! 🙌⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Check-in on Sunday for 25% off PLUS access to all of our daily activities & attractions! Don't forget to use promo code 5NIGHT at check-out! ✨⁠⁠
⁠⁠
View all of our other deals with the link in bio.
...

Great news! Our splash pad is now OPEN! 💦🥳

Open daily 10AM - 7PM. See you soon, campers!
...

Peak season is officially underway! The Water Slides, Pools, Nathan's Famous™, Gem Mining, Lazer Tag, Water Rentals & so much more are now open daily. ⁠

We can't wait to welcome you, campers!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Haven't booked your stay? Click the link in our bio to get started. ✨
...

Enjoy the view from a Deluxe Comfort Cabin this season! Just steps away from the jumping pillow & Water Zone, this cabin includes sleeping accommodations for up to 6 people, a bathroom, kitchen, an outdoor space, and more!⁠

Want to save 25% on your vacation? Stay 5 nights any time this season & save! We still have a few Deluxe Comfort Cabins eligible for this deal. ⁠

Use promo code 5NIGHT at check-out to receive the deal - click our link in bio to book! ⁠

*Much check in Sunday to receive this deal. ⁠
...

Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father's Day! ⁠

What is your favorite memory camping with your dad? Tell us in the comments below! ⁠
...

Summer is already well on its way and before you know it, it’ll be Independence Day!⁠

Spend your 4th of July swimming in our outdoor pools, splashing down the water sides, flying on our jumping pillow, and SO much more! ⁠

We have the following sites still available the weekend of the 4th: ⁠
1 Comfort Cabin⁠
2 Deluxe Comfort Cabins⁠
1 Premium Back-In RV Site ⁠
1 Deluxe Tent Site ⁠

Reserve your stay today before it's too late- link in bio.
...

Before you know it, Labor Day will be here which means a long weekend full of family memories and relaxation!⁠⁠ ☀️⁠
⁠⁠
Lucky for you, we still have some availability! Book your Labor Day weekend getaway now via the link in our bio.⁠
...

Christmas in July begins this weekend! Visit us between 7/23 - 8/5 to help us celebrate. 🎄⁠

Join us for Christmas trivia, Santa visits, themed crafts & games, Christmas movies, & so much more holiday fun! 💚❤️⁠

Visit our link in bio for pricing & availability. Need help finding available dates? Send us a message!
...

We're seeing a lot of new faces this year, including folks who are camping for the first time ever, so we thought we’d answer some common camping questions! 🏕 🌭 ☀️ ⁠

Whether you’re a camping novice or long time Jellystone Park™ enthusiast, we’ve got answers in our most recent blog! Link in bio.
...

Hey campers - don't forget to participate in our #bestvacationever photo contest during your stay! You could have a chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl.⁠ 📸⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Now through Labor Day, post a photo of you having your BEST VACATION EVER at Jellystone Park™ Luray on our Facebook or Instagram page! Be sure to tag us with @jellystoneluray #jellystoneluray AND #bestvacationever to be entered!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in our bio to view the terms & conditions. Until then, start snapping!⁠

📸⁠⁠: @ash_vanley
...

Did you know we have fun activities & events planned all week long? With crafts, movie nights, pizza parties, games, bingo, and so much more, you'll never be bored at Jellystone Park™! 😁 ⁠

So what are you waiting for? Book your getaway today! Link in bio.
...

Our campsites & cabins are almost full for July - make sure to book your site before it's too late!⁠

We have so much fun for all ages - you won't want to miss out. Check out our July & August themes: ⁠

💥 Blast from the Past (7/9-7/22)⁠
🎅 Christmas in July (7/23-8/5)⁠ ⁠
🍝 Food Fest (8/6 - 8/22) ⁠

Visit our link in bio to book your vacation today.
...

Wishing all our campers a safe & happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸💥 ...

It’s time to fire up your Fourth! We're gearing up for the holiday weekend with not one, but TWO new promo codes! 🇺🇸⁠

Book a future stay before July 9th to take advantage of these awesome deals. Click the link in our bio to learn more about codes SPARKS and 3NIGHTS. ⁠
...

Don't miss your chance to book your #bestvacationever at Jellystone Park™ Luray!⁠

Our campsites & cabins are almost full for the summer - make sure to reserve your spot before it's gone! Link in bio. ☀️
...

From a water slides and swimming pools, to jumping pillows and an 18-hole mini golf course, Jellystone Park™ has it all. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't explore the surrounding area during your stay!⁠⁠

⁠⁠Shenandoah National Park is only an 8 minute drive away from our Camp-Resort. ⛰️ Find out why this is a must-see attraction in our latest blog post! Link in bio.
...

💥DEAL ALERT💥 Looking to book a stay at Jellystone Park™? Check out our weekday deals to see how you can save on your best vacation ever! ⁠

Enjoy 25% OFF your cabin or campsite when you book a 5-night stay with us during peak season (June 11 – August 21)! 🙌⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Check-in on Sunday for 25% off PLUS access to all of our daily activities & attractions! Don't forget to use promo code 5NIGHT at check-out! ✨⁠⁠
⁠⁠
View all of our other deals with the link in bio.
...

Great news! Our splash pad is now OPEN! 💦🥳

Open daily 10AM - 7PM. See you soon, campers!
...

Peak season is officially underway! The Water Slides, Pools, Nathan's Famous™, Gem Mining, Lazer Tag, Water Rentals & so much more are now open daily. ⁠

We can't wait to welcome you, campers!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Haven't booked your stay? Click the link in our bio to get started. ✨
...

Enjoy the view from a Deluxe Comfort Cabin this season! Just steps away from the jumping pillow & Water Zone, this cabin includes sleeping accommodations for up to 6 people, a bathroom, kitchen, an outdoor space, and more!⁠

Want to save 25% on your vacation? Stay 5 nights any time this season & save! We still have a few Deluxe Comfort Cabins eligible for this deal. ⁠

Use promo code 5NIGHT at check-out to receive the deal - click our link in bio to book! ⁠

*Much check in Sunday to receive this deal. ⁠
...

Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father's Day! ⁠

What is your favorite memory camping with your dad? Tell us in the comments below! ⁠
...

Summer is already well on its way and before you know it, it’ll be Independence Day!⁠

Spend your 4th of July swimming in our outdoor pools, splashing down the water sides, flying on our jumping pillow, and SO much more! ⁠

We have the following sites still available the weekend of the 4th: ⁠
1 Comfort Cabin⁠
2 Deluxe Comfort Cabins⁠
1 Premium Back-In RV Site ⁠
1 Deluxe Tent Site ⁠

Reserve your stay today before it's too late- link in bio.
...