WACO Saw Big Attendance, Record Vendors

March 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

WACO celebrities, leaders and attendees spent time together at the conference in Stevens Point, Wis. The 2014 Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO) convention March 12-16 in Stevens Point, Wisc., was a “grand show with a ton of participation,” according to Executive Director Lori Severson. The show was larger all around this year with 262 attendees from 99 campgrounds, many staying longer than usual for a convention that’s also longer than most state association gatherings. “We... Read more

Park's Winning Combination Draws Campers

March 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Shelby/Mansfield KOA recently added another trophy to its shelf in Shelby, Ohio. Garry and Vicki Cole have owned it since 1991 and joined Kampgrounds of America (KOA) in 2002. On top of a dozen-plus awards from the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC), KOA, the KOA Owners Association and the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, the campground was recently named ARVC’s Medium Park of the Year – for the fourth time. One thing visitors to the Shelby/Mansfield KOA will notice... Read more

WCM Helps Prepare For Disasters

March 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Flooding hid Hiddlen Valley last year. The spring thaw is coming to large swaths of North America, and after that rains can bring the possibility of flooding, even in drought-stricken areas. In the March issue of Woodall's Campground Management, we introduce you to one RV park that had the worst happen to them last year. They’d been through it before. Situated on Medio Creek in peaceful Von Ormy, Texas, just outside of San Antonio, Hidden Valley RV Park had weathered floods — but nothing... Read more

March WCM Now Available Online

Do you know the wide variety of things campgrounds and RV parks are doing to provide the recreation options that more and more guests expect? The March issue of Woodall's Campground Management takes an in-depth look at the trends, talking to vendors and campground owners to give you intel on what's going on. The March is now available to read online, either by clicking to the right or by clicking this link. You can also find archives of previous editions here. In March we bring you insights... Read more

This Calif. Award Winner Is Unusual

February 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Santee Lakes rental offerings sit on the water. Nestled in the mountains about 20 minutes outside of San Diego, Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve & Campground in Santee, Calif., recently received the 2013 Large Park of the Year and Plan It Green awards from the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) for excellence in business and environmentally conscious practices. The 190-acre property includes seven stocked lakes, 300 full-hookup RV sites, 312 RV storage sites and 10 cabins... Read more

Legacy's RV Resorts Hit All Segments

Unlike many RV resort and campground companies, Legacy RV Resorts isn’t focused on just one segment of the RV industry. Instead, it caters to snowbirds in some of its parks, is more family-oriented in others, and yet other parks are destination RV parks. What that means for the company headed by Bruce Bryant is that customer service is the key ingredient. “The number one thing is customer services, being guest-friendly,” Bryant told Woodall's Campground Management's Terri Hughes-Lazzell.... Read more

Idaho City Cracks Down On RV Living

The Jerome (Idaho) City Council is considering rules and regulations on the use of recreational motor vehicles as primary residences, the Twin Falls Times-News reported. The council is looking at clarifying an existing ordinance that prohibits the use of RVs as primary residences inside the city and create a licensing procedure for temporary residence within RVs, city spokeswoman Zoe Monahan said. According the council's agenda, it will also create a penalty for violation of the ordinance. For... Read more

Storage Income Assists Campgrounds

February 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Moving an RV between site and storage at Pismo Coast. Not a week goes by without news of a restrictive neighborhood RV parking ordinance, unstable fuel prices or the aging of the boomer population. Parks offering onsite storage and complementary ancillary services have found an effective and profitable way to serve not only their business but their customers and the industry as well. In the early 90’s Malcolm, Barbara, and Greg Johnson purchased a 14-acre hay field in Townsend, Tennessee with the... Read more

Still No Choice On Delaware RV Parks

It's been seven months since the public record was closed and nearly six months since the last action on applications for the controversial Love Creek RV Resort and Campground. It's been about the same amount of time since the record was closed on two similar applications for a second proposed campground, Castaways at Massey's Landing, Delaware's Cape Gazette reported. Sussex county's planning and zoning commission has recommended approval of both projects. County Council... Read more

RVC Aims To Help Campgrounds Grow

February 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Private park operators often know what they need to do to improve their operations and expand their customer base, particularly if they attend educational seminars organized by state and national campground industry associations. The challenge is often money. Many private park operators simply cannot generate enough net income to implement the improvements they need to make or they have difficulties finding commercial lenders who understand their businesses well enough to provide them with the amount... Read more

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