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Luray Caverns

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Shenandoah National Park

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Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

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Skyline Drive

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Luray Zoo

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Shenandoah River

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Colonial Williamsburg

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Cooter’s in Luray, VA

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Downriver Canoe Company

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Shenandoah National Battlefields

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Shenandoah Vineyards

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Sperryville, VA

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Luray Caverns

Discovered by men that set out in the late 1800’s to find a cave in the hopes of developing a tourist attraction, people even back then came by the hundreds to see what was called the “Discovery of the Century.” Today, half a million people per year take hour-long tours of the caverns where stalactites and stalagmites abound. The dripping water in the cavern continues to form these natural wonders at a rate of one cubic inch every 120 years.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 5.3 miles

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park has something for everyone. The most popular hike leads to the area’s 14 waterfalls. Other hikes lead to places of historical interest within the Park. The most popular of these are old, pioneer homes, churches and cemeteries. Many of these homes are in ruins, but enough remain intact that hikers are treated to a bit of early Americana, and a taste of days gone by when they come across these relics of the past. You can even retrace the path that Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and his troops used to cross the mountain from west to east, on his way to Fredericksburg. Some of the trails are easy enough to hike through with most family members. They’ll be amazed at the panoramic views, the deep canyons, the amazing sights, and general beauty of the area.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 5.5 miles

Photo by Matthew Benson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the perfect destination for a family fun day trip! The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia features two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar which display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area!

Distance from Camp-Resort: 89.3 miles

Photo by David Bennehag is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Skyline Drive

Through the Shenandoah National Park runs the 105-mile-long Skyline Drive. It is a magnificent, scenic two-lane highway that winds its way through a true camper’s paradise. Enjoy the breathtaking views and amazing wildlife. Skyline Drive roughly parallels about 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,100-mile-long footpath that stretches from Maine to Georgia. Hikers say that the portion running through Shenandoah is one of the most beautiful sections of the Appalachian Trail.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 30.5 miles

Photo by Stefan Serena is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Luray Zoo

Luray Zoo is home to over 250 animals, and is the only true rescue zoo in Virginia! The zoo is privately owned and operated by Mark and Christine Kilby. Luray Zoo receives no government funding. All admission, gift shop sales, donations, and outreach programs fees goes directly to help support and care for all the animals at Luray Zoo. The Zoo receives animals that are retired zoo animals, unwanted pets, confiscations, and sadly occasionally abused animals.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 6.2 miles

Shenandoah River

Canoe, kayak or tube down the Shenandoah River! Our friends at Shenandoah River Outfitters offer self-guided tours down the legendary river.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 13.8 miles

Photo by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Colonial Williamsburg

Traveling from the south? Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City! Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore art museums, unleash your kids’ inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 165 miles

Photo by C Watts is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Cooter’s in Luray, VA

Check out the new Cooter’s in Luray, VA! Features include Daisy’s Diner, Dukes of Hazzard Museum and Replica Cooter’s Garage with General Lee, Cooter’s Tow Truck, Boss Hogg Caddy, “Cooter’s Garage Band” and appearances from the man himself, Ol’ Cooter, and much more!

Distance from Camp-Resort: 9.1 miles

Photo by CJ Sorg is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Downriver Canoe Company

Spend the day floating down the Shenandoah River! Downriver Canoe Company offers canoe, kayak, raft, and tube float river trips down a gently flowing section of the Shenandoah River. You’ll love the spectacular scenery, great swimming, and amazing fishing. Bonus—there’s a shuttle which will pick you up and drop you off at Jellystone Park™!

Shuttle Details:

  • Runs Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, through September 2nd and Wednesdays only, September 3 – 30.
  • Leaves Jellystone Park™ at 10am and returns around 4pm.

To reserve your spot, call Downriver Canoe Company the day before at (540) 635-5526.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 17.9 miles

Photo compliments of Down River Canoe Company.

Shenandoah National Battlefields

During the Civil War, Shenandoah Valley was a critical location that determined the state of Virginia and the Confederacy. Today, the Valley’s historic towns and preserved landscapes offer tons of opportunities to explore and learn about the area’s dramatic Civil War story. You can also explore the spectacular natural beauty of Shenandoah Valley along historic roadways, causal walking tours, or challenging hikes to spectacular overlooks.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 17.8 miles

Shenandoah Vineyards

Founded in 1976 and the second oldest active vineyard in Virginia, Shenandoah Vineyards is the perfect spot to unwind while enjoying some delicious vino! Bonus, the tasting room is located in a Civil War era barn. Cool!

Distance from Camp-Resort: 24.7 miles

Photo courtesy of Shenandoah Vineyards.

Sperryville, VA

Looking for a delicious bite to eat? Maybe you want to shop or peruse local artist galleries? Whichever you choose, Sperryville is a great spot to visit! From dining and site seeing, to shopping for antiques or art made locally, you’ll love this gem of a town. It’s also located just down the road from Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive making for a great post-hike meet up location.

Distance from Camp-Resort: 12.5 miles

Photo courtesy of Arlington Magazine.

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2 Deluxe Comfort Cabins⁠
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Who says vacation has to be on the weekend?⁠

This summer at Jellystone Park™ enjoy non-stop fun every single day of the week. We have fun activities like crafts, games, movie nights, and dance parties all week long! ⁠

Cabins & RV sites are filling fast - don't miss your chance to reserve your site!⁠

Book your stay today via link in bio.
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Swinging our way into peak season like... ⁠

Tomorrow marks our first day of peak season, which means fun activities everyday, pools & water slides open daily, and so much more! ⁠

Download the Jellystone Park App to view our daily activities schedule! Link in bio.
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And who says celebrating can only take place on the weekend? Extend the fun into the week and SAVE with one of our SUMMER DEALS!⁠

Check out the options — Link in bio.⁠
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Summer has started, which means it's time for our annual Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest! ⁠

From now through Labor Day, snap a photo at the park and tag us on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #bestvacationever. ⁠

After Labor Day, we'll choose our 5 favorite photos and have all of you vote to decide a winner to receive $250 in camp credit towards their next stay PLUS a $100 gift card to @gorumpl . It's time to start snapping! 📸⁠

For contest details, terms and conditions - click the link in bio.
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🚨Calling all last minute planners! 🚨 We have 3 RV sites left for this weekend (June 4-6). ⁠

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It’s officially National Camping Month and we’re so excited to spend it with our amazing campers!⁠

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Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, so we've rounded up some tasty recipes for your camping or backyard barbecue feasts.

From classic summer shrimp boils, but over a campfire, to s’mores with a twist, your crew will be coming back for seconds…or thirds!

Click the link in our bio to get the recipes. *Cue mouth-watering.
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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.
...

Did someone say road trip? Don't miss these 8 essential tips and hacks to make your next adventure the #bestvacationever!⁠

Link in bio.⁠
...

Who says vacation has to be on the weekend?⁠

This summer at Jellystone Park™ enjoy non-stop fun every single day of the week. We have fun activities like crafts, games, movie nights, and dance parties all week long! ⁠

Cabins & RV sites are filling fast - don't miss your chance to reserve your site!⁠

Book your stay today via link in bio.
...

Swinging our way into peak season like... ⁠

Tomorrow marks our first day of peak season, which means fun activities everyday, pools & water slides open daily, and so much more! ⁠

Download the Jellystone Park App to view our daily activities schedule! Link in bio.
...

Father's Day is June 20! Celebrate dad or the important men in your life with a getaway at Jellystone Park™!⁠

And who says celebrating can only take place on the weekend? Extend the fun into the week and SAVE with one of our SUMMER DEALS!⁠

Check out the options — Link in bio.⁠
...

Summer has started, which means it's time for our annual Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest! ⁠

From now through Labor Day, snap a photo at the park and tag us on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #bestvacationever. ⁠

After Labor Day, we'll choose our 5 favorite photos and have all of you vote to decide a winner to receive $250 in camp credit towards their next stay PLUS a $100 gift card to @gorumpl . It's time to start snapping! 📸⁠

For contest details, terms and conditions - click the link in bio.
...

🚨Calling all last minute planners! 🚨 We have 3 RV sites left for this weekend (June 4-6). ⁠

Reserve your site before they're gone! Click the link in bio to book.
...

It’s officially National Camping Month and we’re so excited to spend it with our amazing campers!⁠

And this is just the beginning! There’s so much we’re looking forward to this summer - check out our latest blog to see the 5 things that we’re most excited about. Link in bio! 💦 🔥 🐻
...

Today and every day, we remember our nation's heroes. 🇺🇲 ...

We absolutely love seeing our campers’ furry friends around the Camp-Resort, which is why we have many options for those who want to bring their best friend along for the trip! We offer pet-friendly accommodations, a dog park, and hiking trails so your buddy will be in puppy #vacationmode the whole time! 🐾 📷@livefreemiranda

Ready to book your stay? Click the link in our bio!

#campingwithdogs #doglover #dogs #dogsofinstagram #puppies #puppy #bestfriends #jellystonepark #jellystoneluray #virginia
...

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, so we've rounded up some tasty recipes for your camping or backyard barbecue feasts.

From classic summer shrimp boils, but over a campfire, to s’mores with a twist, your crew will be coming back for seconds…or thirds!

Click the link in our bio to get the recipes. *Cue mouth-watering.
...