Port Huron RV Park

An RV is shown on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at the Port Huron Township RV Park. It is located behind the Cracker Barrel off Water Street, and a new owner hopes to market and spread more awareness of the campground. Credit: Port Huron Times Herald

Port Huron (Mich.) Township’s RV park will stay a campground in private hands under a new $2 million purchase agreement — just with a few upgrades the developer hopes will help turn it into a glamping destination, according to Yahoo News.

Steve Ureel, president and CEO of Rochester-based Parkbridge Investment Group Inc., has a 90-day period to cover due diligence steps, such as environmental survey work.

But in an interview last week, he said he aims to break ground in 2023 on a new clubhouse and welcome center and an inground pool at the campground, with plans to keep existing park lots for seasonal RV travelers and 10 to 15 full-service luxury cabins.

“If those boxes get checked and they’re clean and there’s no real issues that come up, the vision I have (with) my wife Karen … is a local, kind of giveaway project in the sense that we felt his area could benefit from an improved RV resort destination,” Ureel said. “Less about the bottom line on this and more about the amenities, the features, and something fun for us to work with.”

The RV park still functions as a seasonal campground — with RVers having already made arrangements for later this year — so Ureel and Township Supervisor Bob Lewandowski said they don’t anticipate any immediate changes to the property.

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