Mo. City Ups RV Park Rates from $7 to $10
The Gainesville, Mo., board of aldermen approved raising the rates at the city’s RV park from $7 per night to $10 per night, beginning Oct. 1, according to the Ozark County Times.
“We’ve done improvements at the park,” said Gainesville Mayor Terry Sheppard during the Sept. 17 meeting, “and I feel that it’s well worth the slightly higher fee.”
Sheppard also suggested promoting the park with the Ozark County Chamber of Commerce and using the money received from the fees to improve the park.
“The park is used mainly during Hootin an Hollarin,” said Sheppard. “But I think it could be used more often than that. I know Labor Day weekend other campgrounds and RV parks were turning people away. Those people went on to Branson or Arkansas.
“That’s money that could be used here,” he continued. “We just have to get the word out that the park is here and available.”
The three-day festival in this town of less than 1,000 residents located 30 miles east of Branson starts Friday (Sept. 21).
Sheppard reminded the board that the park has water, electricity and a dump station for the RVs and that fees are collected at city hall.
“It needs to be used. And with the money we receive from the fees, we can improve it more and place picnic tables for campers to use,” he said. “And with the improvements we are wanting and planning to make to the creek area, it will be even more inviting to people.”