Meet Bob & Marion Palmer

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

After 45 years of building a beautiful campground and providing wonderful family memories for adults and children of all ages, Ed and Barb Lighthall, the original owners, retired and we were able to purchase this wonderful campground and become the new owners of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mexico, NY.

We were both born and raised in Port Jervis, NY. After graduation from college in NY, we got married and moved to Houston, TX where we spent 4 years working and had our first child. Bob was promoted and his company relocated us to Charlotte, NC where we spent 30 years raising our family, working at various companies and being active in our church and community. We have 3 grown children (Katy, Adam & Sara) and 4 grandchildren (Adriana, Colton, Jeremia & River). Our family has spent many years camping, hiking and backpacking together. You’ll need to ask Bob about how he and our son Adam hiked the entire 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

We dreamed for years of owning and operating our own campground, and our dream came true in March 2015 when we purchased our campground. We love getting to meet new people, especially in all the beauty that our campground provides! We are thrilled to be part of Mexico, NY and the surrounding communities, and look forward each and every day to help people of all ages create lasting memories.

As valued customers, we encourage 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!

Bob & Marion Palmer