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Ore. City’s $1M Relief Package To Assist Park Owners

The Seaside (Ore.) City Council unanimously approved a nearly $1 million three-part financial relief package for lodging operators, businesses and residents Monday (April 6) night, according to the Seaside Signal. Lodging taxes for the first quarter of 2020 will be...

N.M. Order Allows Parks To Operate At 25% Capacity

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the emergency ‘stay-at-home’ order Monday (April 6) to combat the spread of COVID-19, according to KRQE. Additional businesses deemed nonessential in the new order include automobile dealerships, payday lenders and...

Bristol Fans Keep Tradition Alive With Virtual Camping

Attending races at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., has become a tradition for many, according to WJHL. With tradition comes routine and for Pam Potter, of Ohio, she said she and her husband’s routine was setting up camp at Bristol Campground the weekend of...

Nurse Camping In Tent Being Pushed Out of Iowa Park

On Monday (April 6), Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered campgrounds to close across the state, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to KCRG. There are just a few campsites still filled at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area near Palo. On Monday, Iowa...

Indiana Governor Closes All State Park Campgrounds

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced during a press conference on Monday (April 6), that all Indiana campgrounds are ordered to close in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Ink Free News. Holcomb signed an executive order on Monday that addresses...

Business Finance Depot Has Variety of Loan Resources

The Business Finance Depot is providing documents from the U.S. Treasury Dept., a list of participating banks and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application on its website as a way for campground owners to find the information they need to file for these...

Pelland: Policies Need to Adapt to Changing Times

Editor’s Note: Peter Pelland is the CEO of Pelland Advertising, a company that he founded in 1980 that has been serving the family camping industry for nearly 40 years. His company specializes in building fully responsive websites, along with producing a full range of...

O’Rourke: Time For Owners To Begin Reforecasting

Editor's note: This column was written by Toby O'Rourke, president and CEO of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) The past month has been challenging for everyone in the campground business, both operationally and financially. I have been impressed by the adaptability...

EquityLifeStyle Parks May Be Hurt By COVID-19 Crisis

Among all of Sam Zell’s real estate businesses over the decades, his mobile-home park company, Equity LifeStyle Properties, has been the quiet star, pleasing investors with its steadily rising stock, according to Crain's Chicago Business. But the coronavirus pandemic...

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