Lisa Thibodaux

Lisa Thibodaux, executive director of the Louisiana Association of RV Parks and Campground (LARVC), told WOODALLSCM.com today (May 12) that RV parks and campgrounds were set to move into Phase One as Lousiana’s governor plans to lift the state’s stay-at-home order on Friday as part of a multi-phase reopening approach.

“We have not been given any specifics on capacity limits at our parks,” she told WCM. “We are just being told to use social distancing, proper sanitizing, mask and clothes … etc.”

Thibodaux noted that parks which have closed in buildings can reopen them at 25% capacity under Phase One.

The next proposed decision for Phase 2 will be announced on June 1 with a June 6 start date unless coronavirus infection rates rise considerably. Then Thibodaux noted that the state may regress.

She told WCM that camper interest is high, with many parks expecting good summer traffic once they reopen.

“The demand has been rising over the last few weekends,” Thibodaux explained. “I see this weekend and especially Memorial Day weekend being really good.”

State park campgrounds have no opening date set, so she told WCM that may help boost traffic at private parks as well.