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The Jenkins Organization Acquires Jellystone Park™ Columbus North

December 2, 2021

Houston, TX – December 2, 2021 – THE JENKINS ORGANIZATION, INC. (TJO), has acquired Jellystone ParkTM Columbus North in Mount Gilead, OH. This acquisition marks TJO’s sixth Jellystone Park, ninth RV resort, and second Ohio location since beginning the Great Escapes RV Resorts brand in 2019.

This Park has 202 campsites, 16 cabins, and 20 tent sites spanning over 78 acres. The team was drawn to this park for its proximity to Columbus, OH, stunning lake views and exciting amenities such as their Wibit™ Lake Inflatables, Boo Boo™ Towering Tunnel Water Slide, Yogi Bear™ Downhill Water Slide, CorclsTM, log rollers, and so much more.

“We have several new amenities planned to include a resort-styled pool, enhanced food service, and we’re adding 30 new park models,” said Kelly Jones, Vice President of RV Resort Operations for The Jenkins Organization.

Jellystone Park locations, of course, are famous for providing fun, family activities and theme weekends that include everything from crafts and games to wagon rides. Birthday parties with the bears and daily appearances by Yogi Bear are also very popular.

“We are pleased to add Jellystone Park Columbus North to our ever-growing portfolio,” said Ricky Jenkins, President of The Jenkins Organization.  “Our teams have been working so hard to take all of our parks and make them even bigger and better to create amazing destinations for our guests. Our growth has been phenomenal, and we’ve only just begun” added Jenkins.


About The Jenkins Organization, Inc.

Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, The Jenkins Organization, Inc. is a Houston-based real estate investment and development firm specializing in the RV resort and self-storage industries.  The firm currently has an ownership and management portfolio of over 60 properties, with a market value in excess of $500 million. Learn more at: and



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