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Below is a List of Campgrounds and RV Parks for Sale
Updated on 06/15/2018
(All Information and prices subject to change.)

 

             
    Park #369     BRAND NEW LISTING

OUTDOOR RECREATION is the number one reason people visit this mountain area! 
Known as the Land of Waterfalls, these scenic mountains are home to over 250 waterfalls.  With a State Forest and National Forest nearby, the area is considered the top mountain biking destination in the Eastern US.  It is also home to one of the top 10 fly-fishing streams in the East.  Canoeing and kayaking also draw visitors.  PLUS, the college town is host to a lively arts community with many festivals and concerts featuring world-class musicians.  Beautiful location, scenic mountains, mild climate and LOTS of recreation all make this a great destination for a campground.  This small mountain campground has 13.5 acres with 23 total sites and cabin rentals. 
 

Sales Price:  $699,835 with $350,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #358   

GREAT waterfront RV park and marina on LARGE lake in Kentucky offers boating, fishing and all kinds water sports!  There are 2 large covered boat docks (with 18 slips each), a concrete boat launch, fishing cleaning station and a Party Dock.  Facilities include 56 modern RV sites, an office building with laundry, a separate bathhouse building with showers - AND the sales price includes a beautiful traditional home with 3 bedroom and 2 and 1/2 baths (pictured below right).  The park is currently operated by an absentee owner who believes there is opportunity to significantly increase income with a hands-on owner/operator who would live at the park and run it more aggressively.    

Sales Price:  Sales Price $1,250,000 with $375,000 downpayment. 

 

             
    Park #367     OK Investors - Here is Your OPPORTUNITY!
Here are the Facts:

*  $529,872
*  $575,000
*  9%
*  $1.6 million
*  444
*  1,100 ft.
*  63
*  $14K
*  $6,200,000

ABOVE =


2017 NOI
2018 Estimated NOI
Cap Rate
2018 Estimated Gross Income
RV Sites (over half are seasonal sites)
Lake Frontage
Acres (with approx. 10 acres for future development)
Only $14K per site
Sales Price

GREAT OPPORTUNITY

Sales Price:  $6,200,000

 

             
    Park #352     OUR MOST PROFITABLE PARK FOR THE PRICE!

Profitable Park cash flows +/- $150K after operating expenses and mortgage payments. 

This RV park caters to the family campers as well as capturing the overnight RV travelers from the nearby interstate.  Nice mixture of open areas for pull thru sites and dense woods for weekend camping.  Steady monthly campers also compliment the traditional campground business.  Plenty of housing for owners and additional family members or partners.  This full facility park has all the amenities; Swimming Pool, Jumping Pad, Mini-golf, Modern Playground, Spray park for kiddies.  Plus county sewer and water available for future growth! 
2017 Gross income $439K.

Sales Price:  $1,225,000 with $385,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #368    

This park has a one-of-a-kind location in the MOUNTAINS with road frontage and access to a National Park.  LOTS of travelers come to this area for the beautiful mountain scenery.  Cool mountain air, long-range vistas, pretty spring blooming trees, plenty to do in the summers, spectacular color in the fall and mild winter climates - all reasons why people pay LOTS of money just to buy a home in these mountains.  This park includes a traditional 2 bedroom/2bath home in the sales price.  LOTS of other amenities too - including RV sites, rental cabins, motel rooms, and room for expansion.  This beautiful mountain area is probably on your "wish list" and is a must-see!

Sales Price:  $700,000 with $350,000 downpayment

 

             
   Park #362    

Campground in Tennessee used to be a "FIXER-UPPER" - now transformed into a modern, updated RV Park!   Everything has been re-painted, re-habed and re-modeled from top to bottom.  If you have seen the home improvement shows on TV - this park is ready for the "big reveal."   The owners have also been working on the income and have grown it from practically nothing up to a respectable $100K in just 3 years - which shows the park is in a good location with a good demand for business and potential growth. 

LOTS to do in this area of Tennessee!  The large recreation area near this campground provides every type of outdoor recreational activity imaginable: hiking, biking, ATVing, boating, watersports, fishing, and hunting.  Plus there is a civil war historical site, antique shops and golf courses to keep everyone else entertained.  

The campground is located on approx. 17 acres and includes room for expansion.  This full facility RV park comes with 53 sites (includes 9 cabin rentals), store, laundry, bathhouse, activity room, swimming pool, mini golf, disc golf, gem mining and dog park.  Housing includes a 3-bedroom/2-bath double-wide mobile home and a separate one-bedroom efficiency apartment.  Additional adjacent property and a traditional home are also available.

Sellers are willing to offer Seller Financing to qualified buyers!
 

Sales Price:  $600,000 with $280,000 downpayment
ALL SELLER FINANCING available to qualified Buyers!

 

             
    Park #366

Located in the hub of the Adirondacks!   Everything an outdoor enthusiast could ask for!  Hiking, camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing and hunting.  These mountains are home to cold sparkling streams and crystal-clear freshwater ponds and lakes. Other attractions include golfing, amusement park, casinos, and historical attractions.  The park has approx. 25 acres with lots of trails and room for expansion.  Approx. 170 campsites plus LOTS of rental cabins. 

This family-focused park has all the activities to attract kids and the modern amenities to keep parents happy too! 
This is a full facility park with all the extras; store, laundry, bathhouses, pools, pavilions, rec hall, playgrounds, mini golf, bike and boat rentals, AND a beautiful 4-bedroom owner's home

2017 Gross income $554,249.

Sales Price:  $1,900,000 with $570,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #365     

Boating on a beautiful lake, world-class trout steam and trophy size fishing bring families and vacationers to this park.  This full facility RV Resort attracts a variety of campers.  1) There is a strong base of annual lease campers.  These sites are so popular there is a waiting list!  2) Brand new full hook-up sites and a brand new bathhouse for the overnight and weekend camper.  3) Plus, there is a thriving rental business.   Amenities include a swimming pool, pavilions, bathhouses, boat storage, playground and a quality owner's residence with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  2017 gross income approx. $415,000. 

Sales Price:  Sales Price $2,100,000 with $525,000 downpayment                        

 

             
    Park #353       CONTRACT PENDING

Forests, Mountains, History and Colleges!  This park appeals to Nature Lovers, History Buffs, and has the amenities for the BIG RVs!

Adjacent to a National Forest, this park is surrounded by natural beauty.  Approx. 50 acres gives this park the beautiful forest setting and hiking trails to make the Nature Lovers happy.  PLUS, this RV park has all the facilities and modern conveniences to make the premium big RV campers happy.  Lots of historical sites nearby to appeal to the history "buffs."  Several colleges bring students, family and football fans to the area. 

This park has it ALL with +/- 100 sites with rentals, swimming pool, store, food service and extra long pull thru sites with 50-amp service, AND room for expansion.  Two residences would make it ideal for partnership or extended families. 

COMING SOON - Upgraded $350,000 sewer plant with expansion capacity sets the stage for the future!

2016 Gross Income $531,423
2017 Gross Income $593,728

THIS PARK IS PROFITABLE!

Sales Price:  $1,900,000 with $495,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #364

 If you LOVE the idea of owning LOTS of land, this park is perfect for you!  
Located in northwest Pennsylvania, there are 74 acres with 2 ponds - over 60% of the property is heavily wooded undeveloped land.  
If you LOVE the idea of living in a traditional home, this park is perfect for you!
 
The large farmhouse on the property has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.   
If you LOVE the idea of an established campground with a steady repeat clientele,
this  campground has 100 sites with most of them being seasonal campers.
The park includes a store with office, bathhouse, Rec Hall and maintenance buildings. 
Gross income +/- $95,000.

Sales Price:  $680,000 with $275,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #363

Pennsylvania campground has EXCELLENT location near large cities but has a natural setting with beautiful mature trees.  This campground has approx. 200 sites on 59 acres plus comes with a small stream, fishing pond and a sewer plant. Buildings include the Main building with store and bathhouse and laundry, Rec Hall, 2nd Bathhouse and Maintenance Building.   There is room for expansion AND potential for growth.  Gross income +/- $400,000.

Sales Price:  $1,800,000 with $500,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #340      SALE PENDING

Great location off 2 major interstates, within 15 miles of a BIG city with LOTS of FUN tourist attractions bring in the PROFITABLE vacation camper.  Think roller-coasters, amusement parks, zoo, museums, speedways and more!.  LOTS to bring campers to the area.  Well-established full facility RV park provides all the amenities the modern camper is looking for PLUS a modern spacious owner's home.  +/- 13 acres includes room to expand.  Owner already has pre-approval to add 14 new full hook-up sites.  Thriving store and approx. 60 sites with rental cabins produces income of $324K.  WOW that comes to $5,400 gross on a per site basis.  That is almost double the average of other parks - a GREAT indicator of high demand location!   
2015 Gross income $292,706
2016 Gross income
$324,185

 

Sales Price REDUCED to:  $925,000 with $235,000 downpayment
(was $975,000 with $295,000 downpayment)

 

             
   Park #359      SOLD

Ever thought about spending the summers in Alaska?  You can own this beautiful RV park and enjoy the surrounding majestic snowcapped mountains.  The park is only open 4 months so you can leave for warmer climates - or stay and enjoy the winter.  The +/- 90 full hook up RV sites provide all the modern amenities.  The attractive main building includes the store and gift shop, registration and office, bathhouse with showers, laundry AND the owner's 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment.  This is a perfect location to enjoy all the spectacular natural beauty of Alaska from mountains to glaciers.  Boating, fishing and kayaking are available at the fishing harbor less than 1 mile from the park.  Campers can enjoy the complete "Alaskan" experience at this park including seeing moose walking through the park. 
All of this gorgeous nature abounds - yet the park is on CITY WATER and SEWER AND has wi-fi
2015 Gross income +/- $155,000
2016 Gross income +/- $192,000. 

Sales Price:  $746,000 with $255,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #360      SOLD

This Pennsylvania campground has a beautiful setting on 40 acres of heavily wooded property with 4 ponds, located near the Allegheny National Forest.  The campground has 129 sites, 3 cabins, Store, Rec Hall, Bathhouse and Shop/Garage.  PLUS, it includes the Owner's large 2-story traditional farmhouse with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and attached heated garage.  Gross income +/- $85,000.

Sales Price:  $545,000 with $136,250 downpayment

 

             
    Park #349      SOLD

BOAT LOVERS and FISHERMEN!  Excellent fishing and boating from this small campground on a MAJOR river that goes to a large BAY off the Coast.  Small fishing campground that caters to avid fishermen and family. Same owners for 36 years so must be doing something right. This small campground has 2 piers (both over 100'), a boat launch and 16 boat slip rentals, PLUS +/- 30 full hook-up sites and 3 cabins. This park is small but the income covers all the operating expenses, will pay all the payments - AND provide a profit to the Buyer!  Not bad for a small part-time business that also includes a 3-bedroom traditional home located across the street.  So if you love fishing and boating and are looking for a small retirement "hobby" campground - this could be it! 

Traditional 3-bedroom 1-bath home NOW INCLUDED.

2015 Gross income =  $103,221. 
Gross income for 2016 was $122,390!
Good News!  2017 income already up, estimated at +/- $130,000

WOW - that is a LOT for a little park!  You need to take a look at this one !!!!

Sales Price:  $599,000 with $139,000 downpayment
ALL SELLER FINANCING available to qualified Buyers!

 

 

             
   Park #355      SOLD

Go West Young Man may have applied to a young man hoping to strike it rich in gold, but for us mature adults,
Go West and you might strike it "RICH"
with this profitable campground. 

Strike it Rich in lifestyle by owning and operating your own RV park business where the home is provided and where you can walk to work.  Not too complicated, yet this business can support you, your family and toys just like it does for these owners with their motorcycles, ATVís, horses, boat and other hobbies.  Small enough for an owner couple to run on their own - yet the PROFIT produced by this small park is +/- 90K cash after expenses and debt service!

Not too Big; Not too Fancy; But a solid growing park located in a tourist rich environment near Salt Lake City. 

2014 Gross Income = $198,020
2015 Gross Income = $225,610
2016 Gross Income = $261,322
2017 Income up through July by 11%

Income is GROWING - and this little park is PROFITABLE!

Sales Price:  $910,000 with $275,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #357     SOLD

Beautiful full facility FAMILY campground in the heartland of America. 
Mature shade trees, fishing lake, wading stream and lots of green grass - perfect for KIDS to run and have FUN!   This full facility RV park also has all the modern amenities to satisfy Mom and Dad.  Lots of beautiful nature to help campers get away-from-it-all; yet the park is less than 1 mile from the Interstate exit.  The full hook-up 50 amp extra-long pull thru RV sites make it easy for the Interstate traveler to get in and out.  This park has it ALL;  +/- 38 acres, +/-150 sites, rental cabins, pool, store, pavilion, plenty of recreation, plus a beautiful traditional home.
AND income is growing;
2015 gross income = +/- $316,000,
2016 gross income = +/- $338,000. 
Plenty of demand and undeveloped land for future expansion. 

Sales Price:  $1,300,000 with $325,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #361    SOLD

 

Located in north-central Tennessee, this park with 85 acres is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast! 
If you LOVE forests, rivers, hiking and waterfalls - this park has it all!  Two beautiful waterfalls are actually located on the property.  Lots of wildlife - and peace and quiet!  When you come to visit this property be sure to bring your walking shoes so you can walk the trails and see these gorgeous waterfalls!  So far only 10 acres have been developed with +/- 35 sites, main building with bathhouse, swimming pool and rental units - leaving lots of property for your future plans.  Plus, the campground comes with a traditional home (with separate rental apartment downstairs).  Enjoy living and working in the beauty of Tennessee (and keep more of your hard-earned money as this state with no income tax!) 

Sales Price:  $279,000 with $70,000 downpayment. 
SELLER FINANCING available to qualified buyers.

 

             
    Park #339      SOLD

Seller recently purchased the adjacent +/- 20 acres
which will be included in the sale!  With City water and sewer available
this property opens all kinds of possibilities for future expansion. 
How big can you dream?

 

Award-Winning campground has a character and natural beauty that is matched by few!  The park is on one of the busiest interstates in the US.  The developed campground sits on +/- 12 acres with +/- 120 sites (including rentals).  The park, buildings, sites and grounds have been beautifully updated.  LOTS of demand for more deluxe full hook-up sites AND for the full facility rentals.  The addition of the adjacent 20 acres with city water and sewer opens the door for future expansion and growth!  Income continues to climb each year with 2016 gross income at $411,280.  Based on the existing 120 sites this park is already PROFITABLE!  Imagine what it will be after additions and expansions!  Plus this park has the income and housing to support partners or multiple family members.  See for yourself why this is one of the top rated parks and begin to dream of the future...

Sales Price:  $1,600,000 with $447,000 downpayment
 

 

             
    Park #351      SOLD!

Beautiful Mountains + Scenic Roads + Charming Attractions =
Location, Location, Location

Pretty, Perfect and Profitable describes this Vacation Get-away in the Mountains!

Smaller, Owner-operated park comes with a traditional home, plus a newer double-wide mobile home.
80 sites, cabin rental and full amenities - this park has it ALL!

This is my favorite place to camp
... on my motorcycle with my tent, in my car in the rental cabin,
or on a full hook-up pull through site in my RV watching cable TV!

2015 Gross Income 353,406
2016 Estimated Gross +/- $370,000
WOW - that is a LOT of income for a park only open 8 months!

Sales Price:  $1,425,000 with $425,000 downpayment
 

 

             
    Park #354       SOLD

Pretty campground in southeast has easy access to busy interstate to bring in overnight and weekend campers.  LOTS of shade trees and attractive landscaping makes this park an inviting place to camp even in the heat of the summer.  The campers in the big RV's pulling trailers love the convenient access and easy pull-thru sites.  The BIG attraction brings in LOTS of visitors to the area and the local museums, winery and canoeing rivers provide plenty for campers to do.  This park is on approx. 10 acres - but has ALL the amenities.  Approx. 60 sites, cabin rentals, main building with store, gameroom area, laundry and bathhouse, swimming pool, playground, fenced dog area and owner's 3-bedroom and 2 bath residence. 
2015 Gross income $153,518.  2016 Gross income is UP and estimated to finish at +/- $170,000. 

Sales Price:  $625,000 with $200,000 downpayment

 

 

             
    Park #348    SOLD

"Back-to-Nature" family campground with modern amenities.  This well-kept park has ALL the modern amenities to cater to the big modern RVs but STILL provides the "true" camping experience.  Beautiful +/- 62 acre campground focuses on bringing the family back to the outdoors.  Swimming pond with sandy beach and fishing dock, plus miles of hiking trails.   Approx. 40 acres are developed into the campground with main building, bathhouse, laundry, game room, pavilion and cabins.  LOTS of long pull thru sites with full hook-up service.  Barn, horse-stalls and pasture for your horses.  All of this "nature" yet located less than 5 miles from a major interstate.  LOTS of land, capacity and DEMAND for more sites (Sellers often have to turn campers away). 
2014 gross income $167,251.  Income for 2015 was UP at $188,509! 

Sales Price:  $785,000 with $235,000 downpayment.
 

 

             
   Park #346     SOLD

Warm FLORIDA sunshine, Close to major attractions, Full facility RV park with all the amenities, Extra housing for extended family or business partners, Sewer treatment plant with expansion capacity, Undeveloped property included available for development, 2015 gross income of $489,000, ALL Seller Financing available to qualified buyers.  WOW - if that doesn't describe the perfect opportunity what does?  (PS:  KOA, Inc, has pre-approved this as a possible franchise location.)
2014 Gross Income $411,123
2015 Gross Income is UP - $489,000

Sales Price:  $1,975,000 with $475,000 downpayment - this is a price increase -
details forthcoming
All Seller Financing available to qualified buyers!

 

 

 

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