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Region’s largest campground could take shape at West Virginia site

By RICK STEELHAMMER

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mason County officials, bankers and others took part in a tour Monday of a large tract of land near Point Pleasant where a large water park and RV-friendly campground is planned. The $10 million development would be operated as part of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts, an 84-unit chain with a presence throughout the Midwest.
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POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.  An outdoor resort combining one of the largest water parks east of the Mississippi with what would be the largest RV-friendly campground in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia is being planned for a tract of forest and farmland a few miles south of Point Pleasant.

The $10 million development would be operated as part of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts, an 84-unit chain with a presence throughout the Midwest.

On Monday, Mason County officials and a group of area bankers toured the site with developer Lance Thornton of Point Pleasant, chairman of Erie Automotive Aftermarket Holdings; and Jim Westover, product development and sales chief for Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resorts.

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