Missouri Campgrounds Making Improvements
The latest report from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) on the U.S. campground industry looks at the state of Missouri. Among the improvement projects undertaken by the state’s privately owned RV parks and campgrounds are the following:
Branson KOA: This 197-site park, which features 22 cabins, cottages and recreational park trailer lodges and eight tent sites, has invested more than $100,000 in improvements this year, including a new jumping pillow, dog park and special food counters for pizza, soft serve ice cream and fudge. The park has also leveled and upgraded 32 of its campsites with large patios. Five supersites have also been created, each of which has new landscaping and 350-square-foot patios with brick pavers. Additionally, the park has invested in energy-efficient lighting, tankless water heaters and water-saving toilets and showerheads. The park has also purchased new playground equipment and a 28-foot pontoon boat and golf carts that will be available for rent. The park is also building an exercise room that will include two treadmills, a stationary bicycle and a bowflex machine.
Cross Creek RV Park, Lake Ozark: This 80-site park, which has five cabins, is building a supersize cabin this year that can accommodate up to the 12 people. The park is also clearing land this year to make room for another 30 mostly seasonal and pull through campsites. Last year, the park added a new nine-hole miniature golf course.
Oak Grove RV Park, Branson: This 69-site park is adding 50 additional campsites this year.