Meet Bob & Marion Palmer

The New Owners of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ in Mexico NY

Bob & Marion Palmer, the new owners of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Mexico, NY a beautiful campground located in Central New York stateAfter 45 years of building a beautiful campground and providing wonderful family memories for adults and children of all ages, Ed and Barb Lighthall have decided to retire and pass their legacy on to us, Bob & Marion Palmer, the owners of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ in Mexico, NY.

We were both born and raised in Port Jervis, NY. After graduation from college, we got married and spent 4 years in Houston, TX and then relocated to Charlotte, NC where we have spent the past 30 years raising our family, working at various companies and being active in church and community. We have 3 grown children (Katy, Adam & Sara) and 5 grandchildren (Alex, Abby, Adriana, Colton & Jeremiah). We love people, dogs and the great outdoors!  Our family has spent many years camping, hiking and backpacking. You’ll need to ask Bob about how he and our son Adam hiked the entire 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

We have dreamed for years of owning and operating our own campground, and our dream has come true. We are thrilled to be part of Mexico, NY and the surrounding communities, and helping campers of all ages create lasting memories.

As valued customers, we welcome you to stop by the store to say hello so we can get to know each other and get the camping season off to a great start.

We look forward to meeting you soon!