The RV Park Industry Is Booming—Here’s Why
The pandemic changed many things for Americans. It ignited record sales of RVs, as people sought to spend more time outdoors while enjoying all the comforts of home.
In 2021, it seemed everyone wanted to buy an RV of some type and go exploring. Also, the phenomenon of working remotely became the norm for many workers. When we work remotely, it doesn’t really matter where we are, as long as there is a good Wi-Fi signal. RV parks can be as good as anywhere else for working remotely. Many remote workers found RV living to be ideal for work and play.
As more people got into RVing, campgrounds struggled to keep up with the unprecedented demand for campsites. In 2021, campsite shortages became a real challenge for many RVers. RV parks responded by expanding existing facilities to have more RV sites available. Landowners realized that developing their land into amazing RV parks would meet a market need and could be very lucrative.
Another thing that RV campgrounds started doing was adding unique or luxury accommodations for those who want to get away, but don’t happen to have an RV. These accommodations are mainly used by RVers who want to enjoy visiting and camping with their family and friends who don’t have an RV.
Non-RV camping at RV parks can be glamping yurts and tents, treehouses, or quaint cabins. It gives some great choices for those who want to enjoy making great memories with a camping experience.
There is no doubt RV parks that offer these additional accommodations have a distinct competitive advantage over RV parks that offer RV parking only.
3 New RV Parks Opening In 2022
Camp Margaritaville – Opened in January 2022
Camp Margaritaville is a new RV resort in Central Florida where you can choose to stay in your RV in a well-appointed RV site or in an adorable Margaritaville cabin.
Camp Margaritaville has 400 RV sites, plus 75 cabins for the RV-less crowd. This RV park offers sites with many more amenities than the average RV site. Here is what you get:
- Full hookups
- 110/30/50-amp breakers
- Free Wi-Fi and cable
- Picnic table
- Outdoor kitchen
- Outdoor TV
- Adirondack chairs and hammocks
The 66-acre, island-themed resort offers a host of amazing amenities including a pool complex with a waterslide, a pawsome dog park, a dog grooming station, a golf course, and even a pizzeria.
Pine Mountain RV Resort – Opened in January 2022
Located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Pine Mountain RV Resort boasts 225 RV sites, plus cabins and glamping tents. The park just opened in 2022 and has already earned many positive reviews from guests on RV LIFE Campground Reviews.
Amenities include a swimming pool, a playground, and a dog park for the furry glampers. The owners of Pine Mountain RV Resort are none other than RVC resorts, a well-known name in the luxury RV resort business with RV parks in 10 states.
Gulf Shores RV Resort – Opens in June 2022
The new Gulf Shores RV Resort is located right on the water in Alabama. When completed, the 128-acre RV park will have a huge selection of RV sites, including more than 400 RV campsites, well-appointed cottages, and glamping tents. They will even have RVs you can rent if you don’t happen to have one.
Most of the RV sites are back-in waterfront sites to take advantage of stocked fishing lakes. This RV park will have swimming pools, fishing ponds, bike rentals, hiking paths, a dog park, and games including a pickleball court.
Gulf Shores Resort is owned by RVC, a company that seems to think of every accommodation that RVers could possibly want. Expect the amenities at Gulf Shores to be extensive and well thought out.
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