Rayford Crossing’s A Top Lone Star State RV Park

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For Gwen and Billy Craig, the owners of Rayford Crossing RV Resort in Spring, Texas, the recipe for success began with location, timing and patience. Rayford Crossing, which was awarded the 2016 Large Park of the Year award from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), began as a raw 27-acre plot of land in an area where the Craigs saw potential. They purchased the wooded land north of Houston in 1999 because it was near the master-planned, relatively affluent The Woodlands community, which... Read more

Check These Insurance Tips For RV Park Owners

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Most RV park and campground operators probably don’t wake up at night dreaming about insurance. But, as most astute business owners would agree, it’s one of the essential building blocks for most any business, large or small. In fact, if something goes wrong at a campground, there may be nothing more important than sufficient insurance coverage provided by a professional who understands the unique and varied needs of campgrounds. Woodall’s Campground Management touched bases with a variety... Read more

Discount Camping Clubs Rise With Everyone Else

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If the old adage is “a rising tide lifts all ships,” then count discount camping membership groups among those vessels enjoying the buoyancy of the growing camping sector. Woodall’s Campground Management spoke to several such organizations, including major players such as Passport America and the Good Sam Club as well some newcomers including RoverPass and CampReward, and all reported strong growth after some saw a period of relatively stagnant, or declining, membership levels. In fact, this... Read more

Good Old Swimming Pools Still Making A Splash

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When discussing the creation, maintenance and operation of swimming pools with campground and RV resort operators, a very consistent theme begins to develop: It’s not easy and it’s not cheap but it’s worth it. Despite the rising cost of materials, the general demand for bigger and better facilities and ever-increasing government regulation as health codes become more stringent, every operator who talked to Woodall’s Campground Management said that swimming pools are still one of the most... Read more

Q&A With’s Mark Koep

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Mark Koep Mark Koep is the founder of, a website developed in 2013 to help RVers evaluate RV parks before making a reservation. The site features thousands of short videos of campgrounds to give guests a feel for the park’s condition and amenities. A full-time RVer, Koep also works with campgrounds to create professional looking websites and help them with search engine optimization. He recently talked with Woodall’s Campground Management about his views and his endeavors,... Read more

N.B. Neighbors Upset About Campground Plans

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Some Memramcook, New Brunswick, residents are worried that plans to build a campground in the middle of a residential area will turn their quiet piece of land into a nightmare, CBC News reported. Last week, residents received a letter from the Village of Memramcook about its intention to rezone 26 acres of land on LaVallée Road for commercial use. The developer, Sylvio Beaupré, wants to build a campground with 130 sites for many different types of camping, including RVs. “It would change... Read more

Campground Ideal Spot To Enjoy Tourist Town

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If you had to make a list of the best small town destinations in America, you would have to consider Hot Springs, N.C., for a spot near the top of the list, the Independent Mail of Anderson, S.C., reported. Somehow the town offers more to do than many much larger vacation destinations while firmly holding on to the quaint, mountain-town vibe. It is the perfect place to lose a weekend both for fun and a much needed reprieve from the daily grind. There are plenty of places to stay in Hot Springs but... Read more

Panel Discussion Aims To Get Families Outside

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In an effort to highlight the outdoor industry’s pivotal role in empowering families to raise children who connect with the outdoors, Outdoor Families Magazine has organized a panel discussion at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, according to an announcement from the magazine. This multi-layered panel will examine potential barriers to outdoor purchases, while also identifying retailers leading the way with broad-­reaching programs emphasizing family stewardship and enjoyment of the outdoors. Outdoor... Read more

Report: Consumer Confidence Steadies In July

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Consumers were feeling a bit more optimistic than expected in July, as a key economic indicator held gains from June, according to a survey. Reuters reported that the Consumer Confidence Index hit 97.3 in July, The Conference Board said. Economists expected consumer confidence to fall to 95.8 in July, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. June’s consumer confidence reading was revised down to to 97.4 from 98. The survey, a closely followed barometer of consumer attitudes, measures... Read more

Tenn. County Struggles With Campground Regs

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The Jefferson County (Tenn.) Planning Commission continues to face challenges as they attempt to write regulations governing RV parks and campgrounds, the Standard Banner of Jefferson City reported. State Planner David Williams proposed various changes to a written resolution last month — such as prohibiting permanent structural additions like decks and roofs, and allowing no home occupations — that would address the issue of people living permanently in what are supposed to be short-term... Read more

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