RV Park and Campground Upstate NY

13 Replies | Upstate New York, New York

I have a RV park-campground under contract and looking for some guidance from experienced owners.  If you know anyone please let me know and can fill you in on details.  thanks

Look at some of the camping forums like Good Sam club .   

its a lot of work .

You have to either BE a draw , or be near something that is a draw .  

We stayed up that way Memorial Day weekend a few years back. We went to the Hall of Fame. I can’t remember off the top of
my head where we stayed, though. Like I said, I don’t know much about running a campground, but I think with the hall of fame there, you can probably do pretty good. I know what I like in a campground, so if you’re looking for opinions, feel free to reach out.

Also, as already mentioned, check some of the RV forums out there. There’s people with a lot more knowledge/advice than me. Lol

@Adam Glassman - Thought I might have seen that one Adam and thought about making an offer. Why are you selling it...not the profit potential you thought it would be or simply too far away to manage it?  Shoot me a PM.

hey rob...i am in contract on it and wholesaling it.  Its a great park.  seller has financial issues, medical problem, etc and hasnt really operated it much in years.

Send me your email and will send you some info.  If you have cash and always wanted to have a rv and camping park this is the one.  Doesnt  need much to get open and operating...

I am also in nyc so way too far from me..but not for you if your in syracuse....

I don't have any experience in the realm of campgrounds but do have a friend who's family has owned a small campground in the family for a number of years.  Not sure if would apply to your park, but I know one common issue was making sure campers' are responsible with having fires at their sites.  This campground was typical like most of the Adirondacks; heavily wooded.  I can inquire for further tips/pointers if you'd like?
Good luck! 

Originally posted by @Richard Robertson :

@Mark Wright

Hey mark im actually looking a some vacant land in the adirondacks right now and was thinking about doing a camping ground, if your friend is in the business i would love to talk to them!

 Hey Rich, that's great!  If you don't mind me asking, whereabouts is the parcel you're checking out?
If you need a CMA done or want to check out other parcels, let me know; I'd be glad to help.

He's been a bit trickier to track down since the pandemic but I'll do my best to track him down.  He's been the owner since taking the reigns from his father, so certainly has years of wisdom!

Originally posted by @Richard Robertson :

@Mark Wright

Well i actually spoke to the town planning board yesterday and found out the parcel is only zoned for one single family and a few other issues with the parcel so ive forgone that one but im definitely interested in looking for others!

Zoning and building regulations can definitely make or break a deal! Are you interested in anything in the Adirondacks? Depending on where you're looking, I could send you land listings from the MLS.