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Old 12-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy Compton Ridge in Branson

I heard a rumor today that the Compton Ridge Campground in Branson MO has closed permanently. I haven’t been able to verify this information and I hope it isn’t true. IMO Compton Ridge was one of the better campgrounds in the Branson area.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Bob, evidently it's true as they are auctioning it all off as we speak today:

Public Auction Sale: Compton Ridge Campground & Lodge - Branson, Mo

040 State Highway 265, Branson, MO

***Complete listing and more photos coming soon***

Compton Ridge Campground & Lodge
Complete Wall to Wall Liquidation
Motel & Lodge Furnishings, Restaurant Equipment,
Fixtures, Retail Inventory & Displays,
Walk in & Reach in Coolers, Mini Bus, Pickups & Golf Carts
AUCTION
Thursday, December 5, 10:00 AM
5040 State Highway 265, Branson, MO
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy. 13 & 76 in Branson West take 76 East to Hwy. 265 then South to Auction. OR from Branson, MO take Hwy. 76 West to Hwy. 265 then South to Auction. Watch for signs!
NOTE: Due to health reasons we’ll be liquidating the entire contents of our campground, lodge and RV park.
AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: The following is only a general listing of a lifetime accumulation
and will be selling in detailed lots, bulk lots and also individual lots. Due to the large volume of merchandise to be sold, there will be a possibility of 2 Auction rings part of the day. BRING A TRUCK & A FRIEND!
(30) Motel Room & Lodge Furnishings incl. king & queen beds! Flat screen TVs! Small refrigerators! Microwaves & deck furniture! Pool furniture! (Sold in detailed lots)
Restaurant Equipment & Fixtures incl. banquet tables, restaurant chairs & folding chairs! Walk in & reach in coolers! Ice machines! Drink machines! Refrigerators & freezers! Kitchen equipment (grill, ovens, pizza oven, stove, prep tables, work tables, steam table, china, silverware etc.)!
RETAIL INVENTORY & DISPLAYS incl. T shirts! Gift Items! Food items etc.!
MINI BUS, PICKUPS & GOLF CARTS 2000 Ford 14 passenger mini bus! 1994 Chevy 4×4 pickup! 2001 Dodge pickup! (9) E-Z-GO & Club Car gas & electric golf carts!
LOTS & LOTS OF SHOP, HAND & YARD TOOLS & MOTEL & CAMPGROUND REPAIR PARTS INVENTORY incl. electrical & plumbing!
CAMPGROUND INVENTORY incl. over (200) picnic tables! Lots of misc. Barbecues! Over 20 portable electric meters! LOTS MORE!
LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT incl. commercial & coin operated washers & dryers (in 3 different buildings)!
OFFICE EQUIPMENT incl. desk, chairs, phone system! Computers! Copiers!
TERMS: CASH, Credit Card, personal or company checks accepted only if known by us or w/a bank letter made to RLK, Inc. No Exceptions! All items paid for day of Auction! All items sell as is-where is!
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Auction Date: Thursday, December 5
Auction Time: 10:00 AM
Address: 5040 State Highway 265
City, State, Zip: Branson, MO
Directions: From Hwy. 13 & 76 in Branson West take 76 East to Hwy. 265 then South to Auction. OR from Branson, MO take Hwy. 76 West to Hwy. 265 then South to Auction. Watch for signs!
Terms: CASH, Credit Card, personal or company checks accepted only if known by us or w/a bank letter made to RLK, Inc. No Exceptions! All items paid for day of Auction! All items sell as is-where is!

Note: Due to health reasons we’ll be liquidating the entire contents of our campground, lodge and RV park.
Auctioneer's Note: The following is only a general listing of a lifetime accumulation





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Old 12-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks for finding that wmtire. It really saddens me though to see that one close.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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Well that stinks....it explains why they were not taking reservations for May. The reason they gave was that they don't book out more than a few months. I initially thought that was a little weird and didn't think anymore about it. Now it all makes since.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Oakman-check this link out. scroll down to the photos....it really puts it in perspective what it really does take to run a campground of that size.

5040 State Highway 265, Branson, MO | Bob Kollmeier Auctions

also found this on another forum: (an email sent to a user from the operators)

"After 5 years of fighting the good fight in Branson, the Limited Partnership that owns the property at Compton Ridge Campground and Lodge has decided to close. Robert and Sandy Speight owned the operating company that leased the property from the Partnership. When the decision was made at the end of October by the Partnership, we looked high and low for a different outcome. This proved to be futile. So, we heavy hearts, Compton Ridge Campground and Lodge will close for good December 1st. All reservations for 2014 are canceled. Refund checks will be processed over the next month with the hope to have everything out by January First. There are numerous good parks in the Branson area that will appreciate your business. We apprecia te your support and wish you happy camping in the future.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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It really does take quite a bit of equipment to run a good campground doesn't it ryand. I noticed even the playground equipment is being auctioned. Also Compton Ridge had both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. I'll bet that auction is going to be a bonanza for some of the other campgrounds in Branson.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:44 PM   #7
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Ocean Canyon Properties Announces the Acquisition of Compton Ridge Campground in Branson, Missouri

Compton Ridge will be reopening as a public campground again on April 1st. You can call to make reservations now at 855-399-2267.

https://www.facebook.com/ComptonRidgeCampground
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Hey that's cool! I hope it's true. I always loved camping there and was sad to get the letter in the mail that they had closed. The campsites are very shady (the good kind of shady) and down the hill so you don't hear the highway traffic like at the Wilderness.

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Other than their Facebook page I haven't been able to find a website specific to the new Compton Ridge campground. All I can find are some of the websites from the previous owners with broken links.
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We have reservations there for 3 nights beginning May 15th. They have been busy making improvements throughout the park.
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