Starting a Campground Business

Are you on the verge of starting your own campground business? Curious why some campgrounds do much better than others?

Here are a few tips I’ve learned the hard way to get a campground up and running.

The Basics to Start Your Campground Business

Getting the land is the main priority to almost all campground businesses. It should be suitable for camping activities as well as practically located and level to aid water drainage. How much land you will need, will depend on the services you will be able to provide to your campers. It’s a really good idea to have your campground located near local or major tourist attraction like natural parks, waterfalls, hiking areas, or natural attractions. But you have to make space on your camping ground for major sources of recreation like swimming and horse riding too.

Decide what type of camp you want - Do you want to start camping ground with summer camp facilities to entertain children? Or do you want to create a specialized camping ground for handicapped and wheelchair-bound campers? Basically the type of camping ground you settle on will decide the infrastructure and facilities you have to provide to campers. Basic utilities will include essentials like well graveled roads, arrangements for cooking and eating structures, washrooms, as well as telephone and cable television lines.

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You will need playgrounds and sports fields, a few indoor cabins in case of bad weather, three-way hookups as well as local vehicles for emergencies.

Hiring staff for your campground - depends entirely in what type of facilities you have. Although it’s not essential having lifeguards for your pool or on-site lake, nurses and activities directors for bingo and evening entertainment can be an additional bonus. You will also need staff for periodic clean ups, trash collections, as well as clearing out of dumping stations.

Premium facilities while starting a campground - Most campgrounds offer basic amenities for campers but to get yourself a premium rating in the camping guide you have to be able to offer something different. Most campers would love perks like showers, flush toilets, a free-of-charge dumping station, on-site water and electricity. But these cost money, so if you cannot afford these in the beginning, make sure you provide the space for future implementation of these facilities.

Follow regulations-to the tee. The American Camping Association carries very strict guidelines for how your basic campground should be oriented and the facilities they should have summer camp facilities. Obviously these regulations and rules will vary depending on the on the size of your camping ground and whether you have a pool, as well as the other attractions on your campgrounds. Research all regulation careful and follow-up on any legal requirements to avoid future problems of starting your campground business.

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  • Misty Sheppard said on May 26, 2009
    My husband and I are interested in starting a campground. We own 52 acres of land and are wondering how to get started. We have never owned our own business and are unsure if there is money available through grants to help out with cost. We would greatly appreciate any advice or resources you could provide us with. Thanks! Misty
  • christopher Kihwele said on March 14, 2010
    Am in now in construction of campsite in one of my father farm land in Iringa Tanzania East Africa, the farm is located on your way to RUaha National Park, I have limited resources to accomplish this dream, am looking for a foreign partner to team up in this business
  • Patrick L said on May 7, 2010
    Hello Christopher, my name is Patrick I am from Canada, this opportunity sounds like something I would be interested in. please email me with some more in-depth details if you are still looking for a partner. Cheers. Pat,
  • John S said on May 10, 2010
    hello, I am considering doing a start up campground with about 7 rv/camper spots and 2 cabins to begin, maybe add couple more cabins and then dry storage building late 2010, early 2011. I will be located in the Mountain Home, Ar. area on Lake Norfolk and already have land, it is about one mile from public boat dock and you can view the lake from our property. I have never attempted anything like this before and I am looking for any advice from experienced operators of this type campground or anyone with experience with campground management. please email me at and thanks in advance very much for you help.
  • Sandra Monteverde said on May 13, 2010
    I have 17 acres in Nogales, Arizona 8 miles from Nogales and 15 miles from Patagonia. Nogales, Arizona
  • dustin mathews said on May 29, 2010
    My family owns 240 acres of land with 13 bass and bream ponds. We also have a creek running through the property. It is located about 45 minutes north of Pensacola Beach in Northwest Florida. We were considering opening a camp ground with in the next 5 years. We are wondering if this would be a good location and how much would it cost to get started.
  • Crystal Jones said on June 13, 2010
    I live in Eddington Maine, I have always wanted to own a campground. I own land and was wondering what is the minimum amount of land that you can have to start a campground. I am very interested in this so any information that you have would be great thank you . ~Crystal
  • Kevin Foster said on June 15, 2010
    We too have the land and were disappointed (make that shocked!) when we learned how expensive it was going to be to build the bunk houses and put a few cabins. But when we went to the Big Sportsman shows we stumbled across Zook Cabins who make pre-fab buildings-same quality (maybe better since we could customize each one) and a lot less. There's some useful stuff on their "for outfitters only" page which applied to us.
  • Taye said on July 19, 2010
    I plan on going to try to start a campground buisness, with about 8-9 RV spots, and four family cabins. we are near the river (which has a large side pool). We want to have bingo, and an ampitheater to show movies at night (free) and childrens activities like scavenger hunts and arts and crafts. We will have a clinic and a lifeguard. We are also making a mess hall with 3 meals a day. And as a bonus, we will also have a small general store w/ postal office. And a large playground for the kids, we will be having an ice cream parlor in the general store and a bike rental, we will have biking paths and horse paths, and nature walks!
  • Beth said on July 27, 2010
    Hello, My husband and i have always wanted to own/manage a campground but have not been able to, due to finances. I was wondering if anyone could help me. I would like to find an investor who could put up the capital and reap the profits without having to deal with the building or managing of the area. We are willing to relocate, due to the fact that my husband lost his job after 22 years of service. We are both very motived people, good with people, and know business. I am an office manager and have an accounting background. We have fallen on hard time and need to figure how to make ends meet for the future. We are both very eager but do not know anyone that would be able to put up the capital. This may not be the right place to start, i hope maybe someone may know where i could go Thank you for reading this. Beth
  • mike said on August 1, 2010
    Location central Florida on the gulf coast region, I am not sure if calling what I want to do is a "campground" I am looking at a 10 acre selection of land to place shelters on for homeless people, will be able to have basic accommodations from a week up to 6 months to get back on there feet. What I need to know is there any grant money out there to do this project? Are there any facilities already running that we can model from. Any help would be appreciated and God Bless.
  • mike vallis said on August 7, 2010
    hi i'm mike vallis from hampshire uk. i'm ready with buisness plan to start camp site in uk but need land cheap. this site is for tourers and holiday homes. any farm land leased or for sale considered
  • Lavinia Yamba Mwansa said on August 12, 2010
    My husband and I just acquired land and our plans are to use it for a Christian camp site. The Land is in Zambia, on the Copperbelt province. We have had this vision for some time now and the main setback at the moment if finances. If there is anyone who is interested in partnering with us, we will gladly appreciate. We believe this will be a viable business as Zambia is a christian country with very few facilities for christian outings.
  • Carol Browning said on August 21, 2010
    Our family is interested in starting a campground. We own 126 acres of land in Trelawny, Jamaica and have limited resources to accomplish this dream, am looking for a foreign partner to team up in this business. We operate a livestock farm on a small area of the property and would like incorporate the farm with the campground to maximize revenue. The mountainous terrain would be ideal for nature trails, bike trails, hiking, and adventure sports.
  • Peter said on September 8, 2010
    We are looking to build a lakeside "yurt village" community in the New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania area. Location TBD. We'd start with 3-5 yurts and expand to 50-60 over time. If this project sounds interesting to you, please leave your contact info here in the body of your message, along with how you might be interested in participating (financially, planning, building, etc). We may be interested in developing and running this as a co-op.
  • Alison said on September 17, 2010
    My family and I are on the verge of starting a campground in Potter County Pennsylvania. We have a 117 acre farm. We are planning on starting small - 6 to 8 campsites. But we have a million questions. If anyone would be willing to share information and experiences it would be greatly appreciated. One of my questions is about dumping stations - can this be handled with a storage unit that can be pumped out by a service? Or do we need some type of septic system to handle this? Also, what is the best way to approach the local authorities for permits, etc.? What are the best camping guides to get listed with? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  • Courtney said on September 21, 2010
    My sister and I want to make a campground business in Gettysburg it has always been a favorite location for us. We also want to start a business together so the idea just came together. What we are looking for also is a 3rd person(poss someone in the business) who is also serious about investing the time, effort, and funds into the campground. Now we are setting our sites on breaking ground in 2 years so there is plenty of time for details anyone think they may be interested email me
  • Olaolu said on October 11, 2010
    I have been appointed to manage a big campground of a reputable christian organization in my country, Nigeria, West Africa. How do I go about making the best of the opportunity and having the best campground? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  • dennis said on October 23, 2010
    Looking for investor/partner in a 32 acre rv resort to be built near Chicago. If interested e-mail me at and will give you more details.
  • SAMMY MUCHINA said on November 15, 2010
    Hi My Name is Sammy we own 20 acres along Nairobi Mombasa road highway in Kenya me and my wife have been wanting to start a camping site with some few cottages and a small pub and restaurant with a small pool do you have any idea on starting a campsite to operate with a farm. Regards, Sammy
  • Jeff Bever said on December 14, 2010
    I have a turn family campground and RV park for sale in north central Indiana USA 73 acres on a 30 acre private lake for more info email We have done this for 23 years so if you have any questions about being in the industry feel free to email as well!
  • scott kozak said on January 20, 2011
    Hi my name is scott and I too would like to start a campground in N. Florida. Mine, however, is sort of unique. I would like to try a motorcycle only place that caters to motorcycles only. Any info on what I should do to start up is great! Thanks Scott Kozak
  • olivia said on February 9, 2011
    my mum and dad own 20 acres of land in kinangop next to abadares mnt in kenya and i was thinking of helping them start a campsite but we dnt have the funds its a really beautiful place. There is a house and a sanitary facility already. Please assist me. I'm in nairobi Kenya.
  • J. Whitt said on February 19, 2011
    My husband and I own 40 acres of land just off Interstate 26 and 25 miles between downtown Charleston, SC and I-95. We are considering starting a campground and would like any advice from "those who have gone before" on the appropriate steps to get started. Thanks and I look forward to any guidance you can give.
  • Kate Powers said on March 7, 2011
    Town Square Academy, Port St. Lucie, FL. I am looking into the possibility of opening a children's (pre-teen/teen) Summer Performing Arts Camp (4 week sleepaway) in Florida. I would appreciate any advice you could offer?! How do I go about locating a site with Cabins & large lodges or rooms to perform in, etc. Thank you for any and all guidance you can offer. Regards, KPowers
  • Charles Munyi said on March 22, 2011
    I'm a Kenyan outdoor lover and an MTB rider. I have had an idea to set up a mountain bikers campground. I grew up near mount Kenya and my family's land is by a river with bush-land quite suitable for camping and outdoor activities. the area is also great for mountain biking as there are many rural trails. I was wondering if there is anyone out there wishing to partner in establishing a mountain bikers camp ground. the land available is more than 7 acres.
  • jim neely said on April 10, 2011
    looking to start a small campground in south carolina, just wanted to know the rules and regulations to open one
  • Joseph kamau gitigi said on April 12, 2011
    Hi, i am kamau in nairobi, kenya. We own 6acres just outside nyahururu town along the nakuru-nyahururu-maralal tourist circuit, ideal for a resort club/campsite. Is there any interested investor out there for a joint venture. Please e.mail.
  • Kellie said on June 12, 2011
    I own 78 acres in Springville PA, right in the heart of the new north east natural gas business. We currently have a 9 hole golf course on about 35 acres of the land. We would love to add other features; such as pool, ampetheater, hiking paths in the mountain behind. We were unable to start a campground in the past due to the cost of roads, and utilities. Anyone know what the actual price might be to do this? any potential business partners? email:
  • Jill said on July 8, 2011
    Unless you're into dealing with emergency situations, bad attitudes, drunks and people who rip you off on a daily basis, then owning a campground is 1/2 a year of sheer hell. Granted 95 percent of people come in, follow rules, and do their thing. It's the other 5 percent that suck the life out of you, consume your energy and your time. Owning a campground is sheer hell.
  • Steve Henderson said on July 31, 2011
    Hi, we live in very rural, Tyler County WV, in the small community of Wick. We are blessed with perfect land to start a Primitive Camp Site. Our County offers Dirt Track Racing on the weekends, and they are running out of camping locations. Also Hunters are always looking for rv camps in the fall. We would like some info on what we would need to do to prepare the land, for this business. Thanks
  • najma assroundi said on August 27, 2011
    hi i would like 2 set up a camping site 4 families with small kids in uk west country and am looking where and how to buy a plot of land and then build on it from there, pls any advice pls email me many thanks
  • karish lepish said on October 19, 2011
    please help me start, i would like to start a campsite/ground business in Botswana,Maun, Southern Africa. i stay in a very rural area located between the game reserve entrance and town. there are lots of wild animals around and the place is the gate way to the famous okavango delta. i have always wanted to own/manage a campground but have not been able to, due to finances. I would like to find an investor who could put up the capital and reap the profits without having to deal with the building or managing. i would like any advice from "those who have gone before" on the appropriate steps to get started. I have never owned my own business but i know there is money as every festive season lodges and campsites are over booked and tourists visit through out the year. I am looking for any advice from experienced operators of campground or anyone with experience with campground management. i would greatly appreciate any advice or resources, funds and partnership you could provide me with. Karish Lepish Box 21286 Maun, Botswana
  • Richard said on October 25, 2011
    I am looking for help with financing for a Christian camp & conference center in southern New York State. If there are grants available I would be interested in starting the application process.
  • Denise said on November 7, 2011
    We have 130 acres in Middle TN and would like to look into starting up a campground with perhaps a variety of camping from primitive to a few small cabins. We have city water and septic and would provide bathrooms and perhaps showers. Can you provide us any additional information or guidance to help us pursue this venture?
  • Eric said on December 1, 2011
    We have 80 acres located in northwestern Pa. There is a public atv trail only 3 miles away plus our property borders National Forest, State Game Lands and the forested valley leads to a popular State Park. We feel that a campground located here could have appeal to atv riders, people that enjoy nature and hunters as well. We would be interested in talking with an investor to possibly get a campground started. This is beautiful forest land with the ability to offer enough space between sites for privacy and comfort.
  • Kelvin said on December 18, 2011
    I own 13 acres that fronts the historic Natchez Trace in a rural area in Canton, MS. The attraction would be the close proximity of the Natchez Trace which offers horse riding trails, hiking trails,biking trails, and water recreation at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. I'm interested in starting a small campground and RV Park. I would like to build townhome style cabins and set up a few RV hookup connections. I know that this process would require special zoning assessments with the county, as this area is not currently zoned for such recreational sites. I was also wondering if there are any available grants for such projects. Can you provide me with any additional information that may help me with this process? Thanks!
  • melissa said on February 6, 2012
    Hi, My family and I are going to be starting a campground on our 200 acres on the brice peninsula in ontario canada. The property is currently off the grid and we hope to keep it that way or mostly that way. We would like to cater to the hikers that enjoy the Bruce penisula as it offers so much to see. My family has been in the area for over 100 years but we have never developed the land. We are located 15 minutes from the main harbour town Tobermory. We are tucked into the bush with. Any help on trying to get this started would be awesome.
  • Chris said on February 9, 2012
    Hi My family has always wanted to own and operate a campground and 4 years ago a friend and I purchased 54 acres on the Mississippi river about 4 miles from Historic Red Wing MN. The land is on world famous walleye pool 4 on the Mississippi River. The property has over a mile of river frontage and can accommodate upto 320 camp sites with upto 90 riverfront sites with dockage. We have most of the ground work and town approvals finished to start the business but we dont have all the funds needed to start the construction part of it. We are looking for an investor to help with the starting costs to get us open and operational. If anyone is interested or knows where we can go to find this type of lending it would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Chris
  • chris said on February 25, 2012
    i am looking to open a rv an semi tractor trailer truck stop on 80 acre right off interstate can i get funding or a grant to help me...i am 19 years old
  • KASHIFA SHAH said on March 4, 2012
    Hi I would like to start a campground in the Western Cape ,George, South Africa. I have very unique ideas, would like to share with people who are interested in investing finances. I am a facilitator and assessor as well as an educator. This camp would basically cater for a great variety. Life skills, training, counseling, life coaching would be available to mention only a few. Unfortunately, I am willing to only discuss the master plan with serious investors. I do have the resources for the skills etc, contact me at
  • krishna said on March 31, 2012
    hello i have 20 - 20 acres of land in the hills of nainital in uttrakhand india with himalayan view water power and all facilities needed i want to start camping business for that i want a partner in india or abroad with whom i can run this business successfully u can contact me at
  • Craig Benoit said on April 13, 2012
    My wife and I recently bought 8.5 acres of land in the southern Adirondack Mountains. We are only 1 mile from access to several lakes and rivers. We are interested in starting a campground/canoe & kayak rental business. Not sure about zoning restrictions or insurance.
  • Jessie said on April 20, 2012
    We have 75 acres of land and are in the process of creating a camp graound on some of that land. We are located in Western New York. If anyone is interested in investing in this campground please let me
  • Parker said on April 27, 2012
    Hello I am not sure if this is a long shot or not but my partner and I have been working on opening a GLBT campground for a few years now and we are at the point now that we are ready to get it started we are open to bringing in someone as a co-owner if you have ever been to a campground like this you will love our plans and know how good of a biz. and that it will bring in more than 20 times the profit basic campgrounds will ever bring if this sounds like something you would like email me at Have a nice day Parker
  • verhagen said on April 29, 2012
    We have 522 acres of land 1 hour west of downtown Chicago. It has between all the lakes 300 acres of water. All stocked with fish next to a large state park that has a big fishing and hunting program. We are looking for an experienced partner to make this a campground. We are thinking about targeting fisherman, waterskiers, hunters, families, RVer's. We also think the location would be ideal for a Halloween festival. We also considered a time share campground. Can anyone offer any direction.
  • Ivy Bisette said on May 5, 2012
    My love for camping started when I camped for the first time at the age of thirty. I now live in the Virgin Islands but would like to start a retreat camp site in St. Lucia where I was born. The site is beautiful with access to the beach. I am looking for investor friends who would like a lifetime membership to the camp. I am an Architect and have a degree in Business, I understand what is needed to make this happen but just do not have the funds. It is just the most wonderful thing to breath in nature. My passion and desire is to shear that with others. One Love. Look forward to hearing from you all. One thousand partners sponsoring $1,000.00 each should make this happen. You can call me at 340 344 2733. I know that the universe has all the resources I need to make this happen. After all, don't our father own cattles on thousands of hills. Much Love Ivy.
  • Angela R. Hall said on May 12, 2012
    Bristol, Va. I'm a single mom of three boys. I have had a desire to open up a campground for several years. The game plan is a section for cubscouters and boyscouters. Another section for public campers. I figured we could have a section for paintballs to finance the start up. We were possible thinking of a gun club since we need to a rifle range for the scouts anyway. Any suggestions or guidance would be appreciated. I am researching everything right now trying to decide if this is a reality for me. thanks
  • Nicholas Nganga said on June 15, 2012
    We at Camp David Guest House & Camping Resort in Nakuru, Kenya look forward to building an international links for customers in camping business. We seek a volunteer who will assist us design activities at our camp site.
  • Riki said on July 3, 2012
    My family and I live in Terrebonne Oregon. We have about 55 acres right next to Smith Rock (popular rock climbing destination)as well as being near many lakes, mountains and other desirable outdoor recreation activities. We are very interested in starting a private campground. Probably tent and yurt camping depending on what we are allowed to do. Looking for some advice on how to obtain information about fees, licensing, possibly grants, etc. Also interested in investors to share our goals. If this is something you may be interested in please contact me at: Thank you very much!!
  • Rachel said on July 7, 2012
    trumbull county, ohio. Have 35 acres. Wanted to know the rules and regulations for a family campground with a large pool. Thank you.
  • June said on July 10, 2012
    I would like to buy a campground in Pa. but I need someone to back me that has money they want to invest. I know I could double their money back for them. So looking for some one to help me!!!!
  • Traci g. said on July 27, 2012
    I live on 30acres, we'd lie to turn 10-20 acres into an rv park, need information to know here to start
  • Jasmine said on August 21, 2012
    Hello, my name is Jasmine. I am really interested in owning my own campground business. Please, help me to know where to start. I am in middle of looking a land near the waterfalls, but I am really interested in to knowing how much money do we need, whats the procedure to start a business, and what are the rules to do camping business etc... please help me. thanks my email is
  • Teresa Stiefvater said on August 23, 2012
    I am thinking about putting an RV park on 30 acres near Canton,Texas where they have the famous first Monday Trades Days...Just wondering about start up cost..and would it be profitable. Thank you.
  • June Ehrgood said on August 25, 2012
    Hello my name is June. I found 79 acres of land in Pennsylvania, I need someone to back me to buy the land and make it into a camping resort for all year round camping. The land has a barn and house on property, I would like to turn barn into gameroom and the house into campground office. The area that it is in would bring a lot of campers. There is 4 other campgrounds in the area and they do very well. With me working for a campground and camping for 30 years I could have the best campground around. I know what the people want I am a people person and I listen and know what the guest want and need.I need someone out there that has the money to please help me buy and make the best money making campground in Pennsylvania.The 79 acres is all flat farm land it would be perfect for a campground. Please help me finance and double your money back. I have a crew of people to do all the work at no charge so all I need is to buy the land and supplies to get it going. Please notify me at my email address.
  • Mildred Day said on September 13, 2012
    Hi everyone, My husband and I are in the process of purchasing the land to develop our campground in Laurel Ky. It is a 30 acre plot within a mile of the lake and it is located between the danial boone national forest. This is exciting and a little scary at the same time. I would like some advise on the "do" and "donts" of developing a campground from someone that has been through this. Your input is greatly appreciated. you can email me at
  • MANIRAJ MANICKARAJ said on September 26, 2012
    I owned excellent location for a Jungle resort in Kothagiri (Ooty), Tamilnadu. Its 7 kms away from Kothagiri, on Mettupalayam - Kothagiri Highway, , with natural streams,with panoramic view of the mountains (Dolphin Noose view Point, Mettupalyam City view point, and Kallar River. It consists around 4.26 acres of land with water facilities throughout the year. There are lots of huge trees to built tree houses. Its a calm & quite place with three sides surrounded by forest . Any partners interested in JV or purchase contact me, my mob - 09500777722, my email id-
  • engineer Austine agbara said on October 12, 2012
    I and my friend from Tanzania has a plan for establishing a camp site in Tanzania, we only need to start with 30000 USD, and we are sure of making at least 200 USD net profit every day. invest now
  • David Lekasi said on October 23, 2012
    My name is David Lekasi am a maasai from Tanzania, I own a land of 10 hacres Located near Tarangire National Park, am interested in starting a camping site to suit academic and non academic tourism, am looking for a foreign partner to team up together, if you are interested i would like to know. Email
  • Bill Parrott said on November 20, 2012
    My wife and I own 52.5 acres in the heart of Cajun Country in South Louisiana and have many of the same questions as the ones above?
  • Eyram said on December 3, 2012
    I'm eyram from south africa. Camping is what I live for .I would want to work on a camp site to help me have a good exposure I'm camping to start my own
  • ELIUD TAKONA said on December 26, 2012
    my name is Eliud and i have 60 acres next to amboseli national park in KENYA, has perfect view of mt kilimanjaro. i am looking for a partner we can start a campground/lodge together. returns are very prospective. my email
  • Akyoo nelson said on December 27, 2012
    Hello, am akyoo nelson from arusha tanzania I want to open a campsite but am running shortage of capital to start up. If any one wish to support me financially i will be so glad. Thanks in advance
  • maron chomba said on December 28, 2012
    hello am maron chomba from faith baptist church zambia i want to impact the youths of kitwe with the gospel am in need of christian materials to reach out to them. if any wish to support me i will be so glad. God bless.
  • vammy said on January 4, 2013
    i want to start a campsite company, but i dont even have a land. in our country, 1 need to get in to the bush and locate a place where he/she want to do his business then see the landboard department who will go and check that land if its not in their developments areas before allocating it to you. the sizes normally ranges from a hectare and less. I am planning on doing the camp site business for a living. haven't done any coarse. i just have it in my heart. help me out. looking forward for your response plz.
  • Bernard Miron said on February 1, 2013
    Hi looking for a partner to start up a naturist campground in Northern Ontario on 30 some acres of beautiful land. Close to main highways and lakes and towns, attractions, museums. Please, email me Thanks, Bernard. 613 255 7018
  • RUSS said on February 2, 2013
    Hello, I purchased 4 acres with 2 houses across the street from a popular lake 50 miles southest of Dallas. My goal is to rehab the 2 homes and start with a few cabins and add 20-30 RV spots. The property has a nice pond that flows into the lake, but needs cleaning and dozer work. It is in a very good location right down the street from a popular marina/restaurant and bar. They also rent boats ,watercraft bikes and has a boatramp. Whats nice you have to pass our place to get there. I would appreciate any advice or resources to help with the funding of this.
  • sam howarth said on February 11, 2013
    hi, me and my dad want to in the near future set up our own yurt/tipi/campsite in the u.k.. we have some questions on planning permission. how hard generally is this to obtain? what factors do we need to consider? what potential hurdles might we have? is it easy to obtain if you are already running a campsite under the 28 day law? has anyone done anything like this before? what hurdles did you face in setting up a campsite/yurtsite? what works, what doesn't? any other advice on setting up such a site would be great. thank you.
  • Grace Tudor said on March 7, 2013
    Land owner (158 acres) in Southern CA, looking for investor/ partner for Outdoor Music Festival. Please send email for more info
  • L C Griffin said on March 30, 2013
    Hello i am interested in starting a camping site in Seale Alabama about 15 mile from Phenix We have about 8 acres of land part of it is level and the other is woodie just off the U.S 431 there is a house on the land but no one live there. can any one give me some advice what factors do we need to consider? what potential hurdles might we have? what hurdles did you face in setting up a campsite? what doesn't what work? any other advice would be helpful thank you
  • K.Horricks said on April 23, 2013
    Looking for investor to build campground. I own lots of ranch land out beside Alberta Beach.
  • Allen said on May 2, 2013
    I am looking to purchase an area with an existing campground. There are currently 13 sites with electric. I am looking at adding more sites, and eventually 4-6 cabins. I would like some advise from an experienced owner on what an average cost would be for Bathrooms, water to all sites, a sewer dump, etc. This area is on a large lake in Oklahoma, and used to be part of a state park. It is attached to a marina I am looking at purchasing as well. Thank you
  • Darien said on June 11, 2013
    Hi, I am doing a project for school and have decided to design a campground. I need to know the start up costs and how much it would cost for hydro, water etc. for 75 tent sites, a pool, common building, office, 2 bathrooms, a laundry facility, showers etc. I am not including RV sites or cabins or anything just tents. the location I chose is on the beach on Vancouver Island B.C. Thanks.
  • Andy said on June 13, 2013
    Hi, I have 16000 m2 of land in Bulgaria near Sunny Beach. I want to turn it into a camping ground for tents. I need to know what's the best way to get electricity and water to the pitch. I want to build shower and toilet facilities on the pitch and a pool. Any help with any of this will be great.
  • chandra mohan parmar said on June 24, 2013
    hi..this is mohan and i m from uttarakhand india. actually i am planing for camping business in auli, auli is a one of finest place for winter games in india. i already purchased the land for this and now i am struggling for i am just looking now for an investor and i need a basic knowledge build this plan. i really appreciate if somebody can help me for my dream project...
  • Dorothy Smith said on June 29, 2013
    I want to start a rv campground in bc just north of Kamloops, what are the laws
  • ALLEN GRAY said on July 2, 2013
    Hello I am looking into starting a campground I currently live beside the lake in Lebanon Tn I have over 15 acres on Cairo Bend Road I would like to set up a campground and let people come and enjoy the lake thanks Allen Gray
  • Prisca Akello said on July 18, 2013
    Hallo i am so glad to know that there is someone there who feels and think for many thank you very very deserve a pat on the shoulder. i live in kenya makongeni, i live closer to the makongeni camp ,the camp is doing very well. i have admired the way they have kept the camp.Fortunately i have a bigger area ,3arcs ,Electricity,water,a big old English house,big trees amply shade,parking ground .land scarping which we do with my palm trees and young palms of deference species that are one year husband and i work tirelessly all day long to clear the unnecessary bush,however we have left other indigenous tree or bushes standing to preserve camp if there will be one is a gate way to the mangrove excursion where it can be fun to get to see birds and other small humble request is for any willing partner to come forward to see this marvelous place to see if they may partner with us so that we can make something out of this nature around us.a nice place for tents picnics whatever you may decide.we have worked before in the hospitality industry Thank you
  • richard said on July 20, 2013
    I currently own a successful campground in a very popular destination location in North Carolina. I am currently seeking a refinance. The Banks are willing to give us a loan but i would prefer to work with a private lender. We have about 80 sites and have a very established based of returning campers and enough here we continue to attract new campers. For major holidays we have reservations for 1-2 years in advance. Would welcome the opportunity to speak with a lender for a safe investment with solid return.
  • Pinkie said on August 2, 2013
    Hi, i am planning to buy a piece of land (7hacter) to start a camping business. I am really in love with camping and i am striving to provide services to customers who enjoy camping. I am looking for an investor to help me start the business. I only have funds for buying land. I have an offer of affordable land in Central Botswana (near Tonota) and the farm is located by the river. I have experience in Hospitality Operations and that is an added advantage to this business. Thank you!
  • Alloys Kabuye said on August 19, 2013
    I am alloys, me and my family own and in Uganda we are interested in starting a lake side camping and country cabins in uganda we have a piece of land by lake victoria and one another near the Bwindi national park. any advice or ideas. we are also looking for interested partners.
  • su knorr said on August 20, 2013
    We are a non profit organization trying to meet the housing needs of those who are homeless. We are considering the idea of opening up a year round trailer site as well as camping site for those in need of shelter during the summer months. Any pertinent information to starting up such an endeavor would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly.
  • Douglas Nyoro said on August 21, 2013
    Hi, i own a 10-acre farm in kajiado, in the outskirts of nairobi, Kenya. I would like to start up a low price camping & cabin site and will be happy to partner with an honest, willing person/group. Do contact me. Dougie.
  • Janine Drake said on August 22, 2013
    WEST VIRGINIA, Hello. I have been researching and gathering information to start my own campground. In the planning and paper work stage now. Not sure of the first steps. I have gathered info but I am having a hard time finding all the rules and reg. for campgrounds in Wva and helmet rules for equestrian riders. Any help would be appreciated
  • JCB said on September 12, 2013
    Greetings, I grew up camping with my family and now own an RV and camp as often as possible. I am very interested in opening a RV campground in my local area of Ventura County, CA. Owning an RV is great when you can jump in it, drive a short distance, and set up camp. We have the beach very close and love to go there as well. The only problem is that in this area, you are constantly competing with the folks who drive merely an hour north of Los Angeles to our backyard looking to use their fancy RV's. So last minute camping is nearly impossible for the locals to get into. What I would like to do is build a large campground with youth activities, swimming, archery, etc., on some of the SOAR protected land for sale here in the West County. With that, I would need an investor to help to purchase the land and fund start up costs to complete the project.

    This project could be up and running within a year and turning a profit within 6 months of opening. At the 2 year mark, the location would be ready for a refinance and payoff to the lender at 25% interest. Is this the right place to look for an investor of this type? Please help with any information or referrals that you might have in this regard. Thanks, JCB
  • greg said on September 21, 2013
    Ohio We started a campground close to the Ohio river in 2003 not planning on putting a lot a lot of money in it after app. 30000.00 later not including the property thanks to the EPA and local health dept. we will be able to open up in 2014 after being shut down for 2 yrs. If you are thinking about opening one check your state laws it will save you a lot of headaches. State law is anything above 4 sites is a campground.
  • Kagongo Nicholas said on October 11, 2013
    I am looking for some one to support me with $12000, to purchase land in Queen Elizabeth National park, western Uganda, where to establish A museum ,A gift shop,A camping site and A restaurant,Thank you kindly,
  • yasith said on November 14, 2013
    I am from sri lanka looking for a partner to start a luxury camping resort . INVESTMENT $15,000 pls contact me for more information. mobile 0094 777 003114
  • Noel Roberts said on December 5, 2013
    Hi @Carol Browning, I am a jamaican currently living in China. My wife and I are coming to JA for a visit this summer and we would love to meet you and discuss possibilities. Please email me at: Hope to hear from you
  • Master Baipidi said on December 21, 2013
    Hi, I have a 2.6 hacters plot leased for a campsite in Botswana in a rural village. I have already paid for its fencing to commence in January 2013. The intention is to have few cottage, small pub and restaurant, swimming pool and some play grounds. I am looking for partners in from USA to discuss the business since I am also here in the US for the next 3 years. Serious potential partners may contact me at 2023842551 or email me. Master
  • Mr Augustinus said on December 29, 2013
    Hi all, I am from Namibia, planning to construct and own a campground in Namibia. About 60 km from Windhoek the capital city. This ground has very natural tourist attractions, like Hot spring Water, from the ground, and it is situated between mountains. Looking for a partner, to form a Joint Venture, or an investor. You can contact me at
  • soi said on March 5, 2014
    hi, i am from kenya place in tourism and cultural diversity. anyone with a good used caravans? keep in touch!
  • Mignad said on March 19, 2014
    Investors or business partners interested in being part of my project do not hesitate to email me. I have a vast piece of land i am developing as a campsite to begin with and later into beautiful lodges, it is located 3km from the beach of clear waters and white sands. ideal for honeymooners and family holidays. mail me at
  • David Setchel said on April 19, 2014
    I own 45 acres of wooded land on Lake Hartwell in Georgia, USA. It is an army corp lake and is the most visited army corp lake in the US. I want to find a partner or investor to create a campground or cabin rentals on the lake. I have a 21 slip dock in place and permitted by the Army Corp. Thanks, David
  • Angie said on May 4, 2014
    I live within city limits and am thinking of starting a campsite in Ohio at my convention center. The camp will be limited to my gravel parking lot, however my lot does sit along private housing. Would I be required to put a privacy fence up between my campers and the property next to me?
  • Franklin said on May 23, 2014
    i own 22.5 acres of land that is 6km from the Rwaha National Park in Tanzania which is the biggest national park and 140km from Iringa town. i want to open up a campsite to begin with but am thinking of opening the lodge in future so if there is anybody onterested we can do it as a joint venture. thanks Franklin
  • Franklin said on May 23, 2014
    mail me for that campsite at Rwaha National Park at
  • wendy mcbrien said on May 30, 2014
    yes I want to buy an existing campground with cabins and turn it into a private nudest campground I live in Canada in British Columbia and would like to have it up in the interior. is this viable?
  • Bharat Bisht said on July 11, 2014
    Hi i have property in Ranikhet INDIA. Its a tourist attraction and my property is situated into lush green jungles best suited for camping sites, due to finance problem i can not work into site to convert into camping site. I am ready to work as partner or lease up land or rent the land or sell the land. If any investor is ready to work with me.


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