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Old 05-11-2020, 10:00 AM   #1
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Curious about private campgrounds

Just wondering....
Does anyone know if private campgrounds are benefitting from the closure of state and national campgrounds in terms of more campers?
Are they having a difficult time because people aren't traveling and attractions are closed?
I'm wondering what the short and long term affects on that industry will be.
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:42 AM   #2
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Around here (NE Kansas) it's really difficult to find an open/available camp site, because if it's open, it's reserved. We had a historic flood year last year, and nearly half of the camp sites at each of the 4-5 local lakes, were decimated. This year, State Parks opened up on May 1st, and we were out there with everyone else who was "braving" the pandemic. There wasn't an empty site at that state park, and there haven't been since. The only private campground that is open (not ruined from last years' floods) is completely full as well.

People around here are tired of staying in. The weather is fair to descent, and last year, many of us didn't get to camp as often as we wanted.

Results are probably varied in other portions of the US, but that's what it's like here.
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:50 AM   #3
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We've been travelling for months, no one is benefiting. Most private campground we've been to are at 10% occupancy at best.
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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Nothing open here in Ontario Canada for camping......private or Provincial.

Only in extreme situations has a private campground opened to provide a location for full timers that canít get in at their regular places......

Or, to provide the basics of water/sewer/electric for front line workers.


Within the campgrounds.....nothing else open....ie. washroom bldg closed.
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:33 PM   #5
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I've had reservations for some camp grounds in June since last August. Contacted one camp ground last week and was told that they would be opening up on June 1st if nothing prevented it. Plan to contact all the camp ground about then to see whats happening.
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:39 PM   #6
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Private campgrounds in Virginia are have been closed under state orders to all stays of less than 14 days. They are currently slated to be allowed to open with some restrictions on May 15th.
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:56 PM   #7
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Texas state parks are opening for camping on May 18 if you have existing reservations, they are not taking new reservations until probably June 1. We have reservations at South Llano River Star Park that was supposed to start May 17...they cancelled May 17 and said we can come on May 18 and stay as previously reserved. Canít wait to go!
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Texas state parks are opening for camping on May 18 if you have existing reservations, they are not taking new reservations until probably June 1. We have reservations at South Llano River Star Park that was supposed to start May 17...they cancelled May 17 and said we can come on May 18 and stay as previously reserved. Canít wait to go!
The OP is asking about private campgrounds, not public campgrounds.
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:14 PM   #9
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We have reservations for 5 campgrounds in Altoona IA, South Dakota, along with another at Devils Tower and then Cody and at West Yellowstone WY. Leaving on the 12th of June from Indiana. Everyone took our reservations. Hoping all will be open by then, all are private campgrounds. For fun on the way home from Yellowstone we will try to wing it and find what ever we can. Going thru Jackson and Cheyenne. I have all the days stacked up but allowed for errors. We travel a lot mainly cruises and flying to most destinations. In our 40 years of traveling we have learned how to deal with disruptions. So we plan and reserve and just see what happens. I feel the safest way to travel now is in a motor home or camper.
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:14 PM   #10
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I can tell you it is hurting Maine and New Hampshire campgrounds. Maine, if you are from out of state you have to self quarantine in Maine to camp in Maine. No, camping doesnt count as self quarantining (oh and motels are closed to out of staters also). In NH private and State campgrounds are currently open only to New Hampshire residents and those who have a contract (Seasonal) NH State parks are at 50% to allow for social distancing.
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:19 PM   #11
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Around here there are a few campgrounds open but only for seasonals. No visitors allowed and none of the money-making activities are open yet. So they probably aren't making much money.

Other CGs are still closed and can't open until the end of May. They aren't making any money either.
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:22 PM   #12
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The trend in this thread is shaping up to be: it depends, and it depends mostly on the state, county, and local municipalities' rules regarding "lock down." Who's open and who's not will depend a lot on local rules.

If you can boondock, you might explore options in national forests...not NFS campgrounds, but dispersed camping. If you need RV park facilities, then it's case by case.

Good Sam, KOA and others like them will make it easier to set your sights on finding something.

For what it's worth, evidence is showing that COVID-19 is on track to be approximately 8 times more deadly than seasonal flu.
The age demo for RVers trends older, and that makes the risk higher. It's also important to note that as restrictions loosen, Trump Administration infection and death rate projections are expected to go up to about 3000 deaths per day in June. They have attempted to distance themselves from these numbers, but even if they aren't precisely correct, it's likely to get significantly worse as things open up.

I am focusing on camping opportunities that are truly social distanced...all boondocking.

One more key issue: Dump stations and fresh water supplies may be difficult to come by. We camp near home, so we get our freshwater at home, and we have a dump station at home. If you plan to be on the road, it would pay to investigate your options before you leave.

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...1LDfRVfxz3rLoU

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisette.../#62b73493ad4a

Note that each chart can be customized to view US data.
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:41 PM   #13
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We have been to three private campgrounds in the last few weeks & all have been great. All the showers & bathrooms opened. Each one was looking forward to the upcoming season. They were about half full. Two in Tennessee & one in Indiana.
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Why are you trying to scare people so much with this 8 times more deadly than the Flu? So far that is not the case. Stay home if you want,but don't try to keep other people home. Getting out in the fresh air is the best thing for you.
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:51 PM   #15
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Where I am in Southern Alabama, we have openings. Most are people coming from the west home to Florida or from Florida trying to get home to their home state. The ones staying here now are waiting for warmer weather north or for the Northeast cases to start dropping in numbers!
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:56 PM   #16
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Not to hard to social distance even in a campground, all you have to be is diligent and mindful. Defiantly looking forward to this trip and will enjoy the fresh air. But we will exercise caution and use common sense.
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In a thread like this it always gets me when people post “around here” but their location is not in their profile or signature. “Around here” could be anywhere.
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Old 05-11-2020, 04:04 PM   #18
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In a thread like this it always gets me when people post ďaround hereĒ but their location is not in their profile or signature. ďAround hereĒ could be anywhere.
I thought I had my location filled in. Fixed it.
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Old 05-11-2020, 04:46 PM   #19
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We're not looking to camp any time soon. I was hoping that the private campgrounds were not hurting too bad and would still be around when we are ready to go camping.
Unfortunately, it sounds like most of them are hurting with lack of campers and restrictions.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:58 PM   #20
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We are camping near North Port Florida. Most private cg around here are open, as is most everything else now. We had no issues finding spots in FL and don't think people will. Everyone is out and about safely and life is going on.
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