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This Fla. RV Resort Has Seen A Big Rebound

February 27, 2015 by · 2 Comments 

Wekiva Falls on Memorial Day 2014. When Gary Ott first laid eyes on Wekiva Falls RV Resort in 2007, it was a wreck. The man who developed the property 30 years before and ran it with his wife had passed away, leaving his widow to manage the 100-acre, 800-site park alone. It had fallen into grave disrepair and devolved from a popular camping destination into the worst trailer-park stereotype. Ott decided it was perfect and bought it within a year. It seemed to him a perfectly sound investment choice,... Read more

Wis. County Seeks Input On Park Model RVs

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Five organizations will be contacted requesting each to appoint a representative to a subcommittee of Sawyer County (Wis.) Zoning Committee to discuss defining park model RVs for amending the county’s ordinance, the Sawyer County Record reported. Dale Olson, Sawyer County zoning administrator, submitted suggestions to the zoning committee at its Feb. 20 meeting. They include Hayward Lakes Visitor & Convention Bureau, Sawyer County Lakes Forum, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe,... Read more

NPR Reporter Profiles Ariz. Snowbird Resort

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Frida Silverman, who goes by “Babs,” moved to Tucson, Ariz., from the suburbs of Philadelphia about 25 years ago. She is one of about 700 residents who lives at the Voyager RV Resort year-round but during these warm winter months the park’s population swells to somewhere closer to 3,000, Arizona Public Media reported. The Voyager is one of the first RV parks you hit when you’re driving into Tucson from the east. Babs’ golf cart – its license plate reads “Ms Babs”... Read more

Developer Building N.Y. Motorcoach Resort

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An Alexandria Bay, N.Y., developer plans to spend up to $9 million to build a luxury motorcoach resort with 280 RV pad sites and a 100-slip marina along the St. Lawrence River near the Thousand Islands Bridge, the Watertown Daily Times reported. Robert J. Reddick said that Swan Bay Resort will be built over the next three to five years with a total investment of $7 million to $9 million. The resort will have a soft opening in July, Reddick said, when 75 RV sites, five two-bedroom chalets and a floating... Read more

Campground Reservations Go Live Sunday

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Making online reservations for the most popular sites in PacifiCorp’s Lewis River Recreation area in southwest Washington goes live at 9 a.m. on Sunday (March 1) according to information provided by PaficiCorp, as reported by The Oregonian. These campsites are some of the closest to water for boating within a short drive of the Portland area and thus are extremely popular during peak summer camping season. Available will be all campsites at Cresap Bay and Cougar campgrounds, and the A-Loop... Read more

Campground Still Pushing To Become Town

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The Buffalo Chip Campground near Sturgis, S.D.,  still has some ground, both legal and physical, to cover before it gets the OK for an election to incorporate, the Rapid City Journal reported. Kent Hagg, attorney for the campground, appeared Wednesday (Feb. 25) before the Meade County Commission, but he ended up asking for an extension to submit an amended incorporation petition. The commissioners had a motion to deny the petition on Wednesday, but instead will carry it over to a 10 a.m. meeting... Read more

Idaho RV Park Losing Ground To Overpass

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The Post Falls (Idaho) Urban Renewal Agency’s quest to secure right of way for the under-construction Greensferry overpass has resulted in another condemnation lawsuit, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported. The URA, which is funding the $15 million overpass expected to be completed this fall, filed suit in First District Court against Coeur d’Alene RV Resort Inc. and Downey Enterprises, a Washington partnership, to obtain a strip of property on the east side of Greensferry north of... Read more

RVIA: Jan. RV Shipments Best Since 2006

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Total RV shipments to retailers in January totaled 28,494 units, 11.9% greater than the same month last year and the largest January total in nine years, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced. Fueled by growth in all vehicle categories, shipments this January were 6.5% greater than a strong final month last year, holding promise of further gains ahead. Improved consumer confidence buoyed by an improved general economy, increasing consumer discretionary income and low interest... Read more

How To Get The Most From Your Website

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When the Ott family purchased a dilapidated, failing campground near Orlando, Fla., in 2008, the first changes they made were brick and mortar: new paved roads, concrete pads, all-new electrical, cable and Wi-Fi, new shower and restroom facilities, as well as a 9,000 square foot clubhouse. And, of course, those improvements were the most critical in making Wekiva Falls RV Resort the successful business that it has become. More recently, however, as Wekiva Falls left its partnership with Kampgrounds... Read more

Organizers: Ohio Conference Shaping Up

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With a couple of weeks still to go, organizers said things are looking good for the 2015 Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA) Spring Conference & Trade Show, which is March 6-7 at the Embassy Suites in Columbus, Ohio. OCOA Executive Director Kristy Smith said already 40 campgrounds have registered. They’ve pledged to bring more than 80 attendees, which is about average for attendance numbers, Smith added. The conference features an Ohio Department of Natural Resources update from Gary... Read more

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