Hello and welcome to Door County Jellystone Park. We’d like to take a few minutes and talk to you about the benefits of renting a cabin for your next camping trip. We see a lot of travelers here in Sturgeon Bay and find that many of them would love to stay at a campground while here, rather than a hotel, but they don’t have the equipment or the time to pack the gear. Others may have parents or grandparents who are RVers and they would love to visit them but there isn’t enough room in the rig for everyone to sleep. Some people are visiting on business and would like to bring the family for a little added vacation time. In all these cases, a cabin rental is perfect. [Read more…]
Kids. Where do they get the energy? How can you keep them entertained and away from the television for any length of time? How do you get them to play together and have fun for several days at a stretch? You bring them to us.
Jellystone parks are made for families with kids. We love to have fun and we love to make sure you and your young ones have a memorable time while camping here. There really is something going on every day. We love to celebrate the holidays such as Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, and Halloween. But it doesn’t always have to be for a special occasion. We like to have fun all the time. We have pool parties, plenty of activities, Christmas in July, arts & crafts, Hawaiian Luaus, and even a seventies weekend. [Read more…]
There are lots of sweet treats you can make from your campsite other than S’mores. You can make them rich with chocolate or fresh with fruit. We found some recipes you might like to try.
Roasted Strawberries in Marshmallow Fluff looks almost too pretty to eat. It’s a nice treat because it’s light and sweet with just a hint of that toasted smokey flavor from the campfire. It’s all on a skewer and made individually as wanted. [Read more…]
This is the time of year that we’re all thinking of pumpkin flavored treats. We can have it in our coffee, sweet rolls, and even pumpkin scented candles for our home. It’s become quite the rage these days. One thing we don’t hear so much of any more is the fabulous results you can get from roasting the pumpkin seeds you have once you’re carved your Halloween pumpkin. It used to be tradition to roast them and we think you’ll love it if you try it this year.
The seeds you roast will come straight from your recently carved pumpkin. You’ll get about a cup of seeds from a medium sized pumpkin. Make sure you cover your work area because this can be messy. The seeds will be gooey and surrounded by pumpkin membrane. Clean them well by rinsing with water to remove all the excess material. Once you’re down to just seeds, blot them dry on a kitchen towel.
Now comes the fun part – seasoning. There are as many ways to season these treats as there are people who want to eat them. You can use some oil, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, honey, sugar, butter, or even jalapeno. Once you have them seasoned the way you like, you can put them on a cookie sheet (you may want to use parchment paper to save on clean up). Bake them at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes. Check them often to be sure they aren’t burning. You may want to stir them half way through. You can also cook these on the grill or over the campfire, which is even more fun.
Now you have a delicious treat to share with the family and the kids will love helping with the whole process. You can all have your favorite kind and share fond memories of roasting pumpkin seeds after carving the Halloween pumpkins.
The video below will show you three ways to roast your pumpkin seeds for a variety of flavors.
Olive Oil & Sea Salt
Cinnamon & Spice
So, so, so good. Let us know how yours turn out. We look forward to seeing you here at the campground this Fall. It’s a wonderful time of year to be camping and we can’t wait to see you.
It’s the process of tapping Maple trees for sap to make what we consider liquid gold – real maple syrup. The season lasts from 4-6 weeks in March and April. During that time you will see sap buckets hanging from trees all around the area. You may see one in the front yard of someone’s home or a whole bunch of them in a tree farm just off the highway. [Read more…]
We have quite a few camping families here under a seasonal agreement. They pay a reduced rate and stay on the same site for the whole season. All kinds of people find seasonal camping just right for their needs. Some people like to stay the whole summer and some want to come and go without setting up and breaking camp each time. Some people are weekenders who want to be on the same site each time they arrive and just unlock the door and put groceries in the fridge. [Read more…]
When you are going to be camping, it is a great idea to consider bringing along a dutch oven and creating culinary magic while out in nature. If you do not have any recipes on hand, here are a few tips that will help you gain access to some.
One great idea would be to talk to people you know who have a passion for camping as well as food. They may be able to let you in on a few dutch oven camping recipe secrets. Even if they have never used any personally, they may have come across some while they were looking for other great food ideas.
There are camping forums all over the internet and many of them have a section for recipes. It is common for people to look for great food they can cook while they are out there underneath the stars. Signing up for one or more of these online forums means that all of these recipes will be right at your fingertips. All you have to do is decide which of them you want to make.
Pinterest is a great site for people who love recipes, so it makes sense to search there for camping recipes that can be made in a dutch oven. Entering a few search terms and browsing around can introduce you to a hotbed of good ideas. Consider this when you are searching for ideas. Many of these include a shopping checklist as well.
There are countless dutch oven recipes out there for people who want to cook while they are camping. If you are looking for tasty and unique ideas, make sure that you take all of the advice offered here. You have nothing to lose and tasty food to gain, so what are you waiting for?
The smell of freshly cut grass in the air, evenings that are starting to stretch well past dinner time and that warm spring sun giving promise to a long hot summer; indeed, there are many reasons to love this time of the year.
In fact, with the warmer and lighter weather many of us are turning our thoughts to outdoor eating. Whether we are planning a camping trip away, or simply love to eat outdoors at home whenever we have the chance, there is something incredibly special about enjoying a fine meal in the fine outdoors.
However, not many of us want to slave over the kitchen counter for hours on end to be able to enjoy a spot of outdoor dining. Indeed, eating outdoors should feel relaxed and effortless. Achieving that goal can be rather challenging to say the least!
So what is the secret to great outdoor cooking that is super limited when it comes to time and effort? Actually the answer is in just one word; marinade! Yes, that’s right, by nailing a great marinade recipe your outdoor dining will deliver on great taste, while you have plenty of time to relax and smell the roses.
What are the ingredients to great summer marinades? The list is endless, however here come a few choices that know how to pack a punch when it comes to flavor. You could try out some tried and tested recipes using these ingredients, or experiment and find your own great combination.
– Citrus Juice
– Soy sauce
– Lemon Peel
– Orange juice
– Chopped onion
– Chopped chili
– Dried or fresh herbs and spices.
The above list should certainly have your mouth watering by now! Whatever you decide to put in your summer marinade, be sure to let it sit for as many hours as possible to create an outdoor dish that is truly delicious!
We make sure your weekends are filled with plenty to do from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day. Most campers can grab a few days away from Friday to Monday and the campground is buzzing with people so we plan accordingly.
You might want to start your summer off right by staying on Memorial Day Weekend. There will a dance on Saturday night, with a DJ to make sure you stay on your feet. You can request a specific site for this weekend but it will require a three night commitment. If you can only stay two nights, your site will be assigned when you arrive. This is a fun weekend to get your camping mood back in gear and launch you into the summer. [Read more…]
Many of our campers visit us multiple times a season. Some camp here nearly every weekend during the summer. In situations like this it can be cumbersome to continually bring your trailer back and forth, setting up and tearing down each time. We like to make things easy for you and so we offer on-site storage.
It couldn’t be simpler and only costs five dollars per day. You can leave your trailer on your campsite and return to it at your convenience. You can leave food in the refrigerator and not worry about spoilage because the electricity will remain on to keep everything fresh. You’ll save gas and time from traveling back and forth with your rig. [Read more…]