DARRELL HESS & ASSOCIATES:  Over 285 parks SOLD!  WHY?
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Announcing dates for our
Spring Campground Buyers' Workshop

May 3-4, 2014
to be held in Asheville, North Carolina
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Below is a List of Campgrounds and RV Parks for Sale
Updated on 04/11/2014
(All Information and prices subject to change.)

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Park #327     NEW LISTING!

Tired of looking at older run down parks?  This newer park, located in the southeast, meets all the modern camper's needs; big rig friendly with spacious extra long pull through full hookup sites, 50-amp service, Wi-Fi, modern attractive buildings, new rental cabins AND all the extra amenities to attract families.  Plus, City water and sewer!  +/- 100 sites on 15 acres with a small pond and stream.  2013 Estimated Gross Income $350,000. 

 

Sales Price: $1,515,000 with $395,000 downpayment.

 

Park #316

Excellent opportunity to buy a profitable park in the South with growing income and lots of recent improvements - all at a discounted price.  +/- 20 acres, 55 campsites, plus 5 rentals, 2013 gross income approx. $239,000.

 

Sales Price: $575,000 with $150,000 downpayment.

 

Park #326

Beautiful amenities and attention to detail are the hallmark of this very attractive park located in a desirable area of North Carolina.  Peaceful location in desirable area within an easy drive of many popular tourist attractions.  +/- 50 sites on +/- 20 acres with room for expansion.  Many amenities including a nice 4 bedroom owners home.
2013 Gross Income +/- $148,000. 

 

Sales Price: $795,000 with $235,000 downpayment.

 

 

Park #318

UNDER CONTRACT:  Mild temperate weather makes this an enjoyable year-round location; popular museums and other attractions for kids and adults; growing business community with rejuvenated attractive downtown, new hospitals and cancer clinics; ALL of these describe the benefits of this location in a desirable eastern state.  The campground has 32 acres that include a pond and LOTS of extra property, approx 60 sites plus rentals, full facility park offers everything campers need.  Solid gross income of +/- $227K. 

 

Sales Price: WAS $775,000 with $275,000 downpayment.
                       
NOW REDUCED to $600,000 with $125,000 downpayment
Some Seller Financing available to qualified buyers.

 

POPULAR tourist area in TENNESSEE.  Plus, located only 1 mile from a major interstate. 

WOW - this park is perfect for the vacationing family doing "tourist" stuff, and it is perfect for the big RV looking for an easy overnight site.  Approx. 10 acres with +/- 105 campsites, cabins, cottage, main building with bathhouse, laundry. 
2 bedroom 1-bath apartment - completely remodeled this year!  Full facility park comes with swimming pool, pavilions, playground, second bathhouse,
AND room for expansion. 

Sales Price Reduced: $1,025,000 with $350,000 downpayment.
Some Seller Financing available to qualified buyers.

 

Park #322

Great location, beautiful park, full amenities, strong and growing business. 
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL!

Located at the junction of 2 major interstates with lots of local attractions, this gorgeous campground sits on about 48 acres. 
Full amenity park including +/- 150 campsites and rentals, main building with store, bathhouse, laundry; Rec hall; maintenance building; heated pool and other recreational features. 
PLUS newer 4 bedroom owners home.  Nice mix of campers from seasonals to monthlies to overnighters to vacationers. 
Beautiful shade trees, landscaping and a peaceful setting will impress you, as will the business this park is doing. 
2012 Gross Income $515K.  2013 gross estimated at $545K.

Sales Price: $1,680,000 with $475,000 downpayment.
                       
Some Seller Financing available to qualified buyers.

 

Park #315

Small park cash flows to +/- $30K (after expenses and mortgage payments) - and ONLY OPEN 6 months!  In other words, this park makes enough during the season to pay all the operating expenses, pay the mortgage payments year-round; it "buys" itself, and pays you $30K cash profit on this part-time business - PLUS provides nice housing!  It might be small, but it has all the amenities, including a heated pool.  +/- 20 acres with 100 sites.  Gross income approx. $154,000.  Perfect for the couple wanting a park they can run on their own.  Seasonal business closes for the winters - allowing you to travel to "warmer" climates.  Sales price $700,000 with $180,000 downpayment.

 

Sales Price: $700,000 with $180,000 downpayment.

 

Park #311

Convenient Location near 2 major interstates! 
This is the closest "full facility" RV park to the BIG CITY in this area. 


Travelers in the big rigs LOVE the easy access and pull through sites!  Sports Lovers love the close proximity to the BIG CITY with 3 MAJOR professional teams!  Football (yeah, they've won the Super Bowl), Baseball (and the World Series), and Hockey (and the Cup Championship).  +/- 33 acres with 79 campsites.  Main building with store, bathhouse and laundry, park model for owner's or manager's residence.  2013 Gross income estimated at +/- $375,000.  WOW - they make $375K with only 79 sites?  YES, that is a testament to this GREAT LOCATION!  These owners spend the winters in FL - you could too!  

Sales Price: $1,400,000 with $350,000 downpayment.   
Some Seller Financing available to qualified buyers.

 

Park #321

 FUN, FAMILY, and PLENTY of ACTIVITIES!  A beautiful river runs through the middle of this park - perfect for the kids to play.  They also love the Jumping Pillow, Gem mining, swimming pool, mini-golf and activities.  The adults love the modern clean buildings and facilities.  As a buyer you will love the income this park produces - as well as the demand and room to expand.  +/- 40 acres, 125 sites, rentals, full facility, gross income approx. $469,000.

Sales Price: $1,400,000 with $450,000 down.

 

Park #324

Riverfront Park!  Popular family vacation area great for outdoor lovers! 
This popular area offers hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and so much more! 
Pretty park on +/ -15 acres with 1,500 ft. river frontage; 100 sites. 
Large 2-story main building with spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath owners apartment with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace.  Separate bathhouse; multiple storage buildings.  LOTS of activities to keep the families entertained - jumping pillow, mini-golf, heated swimming pool, sand volleyball, basketball, pedal cart rentals, large playground, tubing, and much more! 
2012 Gross Income $207,765. 

Sales Price $840,000 with $200,000 downpayment.
Some Seller Financing Available

 

Park #320

Great interstate location between two major population bases.  This pretty park has about 80 campsites (plus a couple of cabins), nice main building with store, bathhouse, laundry/gameroom; swimming pool; pavilion; playgrounds.  Plus a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home for the owner.  Family responsibilities keep pulling these owners away from their business - this could mean opportunity for someone ready to be a hands-on owner/operator. 
2012 Gross Income was just over $200K.  2013 Gross income is up!

 

Sales Price: $685,000with $185,000 downpayment.

 

Recent Parks SOLD!
In an effort to continue your education:
Here is information on parks we have sold this year.
For more information or statistical data on parks SOLD
visit this link for Sold Statistics

SOLD!  #323  Charming, scenic area is the location for this +/- 110 site campground.  Main building with registration and nice store, bathhouse, laundry and gameroom; pavilion; pool; 3 rustic cabins, nice owner's doublewide.  +/- 20 seasonal campers provide steady income while leaving plenty of sites for the high profit transient camper.  Bonus - City water and sewer!  Business up this year - 2013 projected gross approximately $145,000.  Sales Price $625,000 with $180,000 downpayment.  

SOLD!  #303  Looking for a park in Tennessee?  This park has a great interstate location in central Tennessee.  Easy on and off from the exit and LOTS of extra long pull through sites make this park a favorite for the RVs traveling along this interstate.  Approx. 10 acres with small creek and pond.  The park has 40 full hook up sites and 2 rentals - plus demand and room to add more.  The buildings and grounds are well-kept and make a great impression (you won't see a lot of deferred maintenance here).  The Deluxe 2-bedroom owner's residence includes a huge master bath with whirlpool garden tub.  There is also a 1-bedroom apartment rental included, plus a workshop and a separate metal maintenance building.  The park is small enough for a couple to run by themselves - but has the potential to grow larger if that is your dream.  Plus, Tennessee has no state income tax - so more of your income stays in your pocket.  2012 gross income +/- $165,000.  2013 Income is UP!   Sales Price: $595,000 with $135,000 downpayment.

SOLD!  #319  Beautiful location in the Smoky Mountains where everyone WANTS to be!  This RV Park produces NOI of  +/-$93,000 in 6 month season. City water and sewer. Room to add at least 30 more RV sites. Sales Price: $1,000,000 with $333,000 downpayment.
ALL Seller financing available to qualified buyer. 
SOLD!  #306  Easy on/off access to interstate.  Rural setting with picturesque views over the 4 acre lake creates a peaceful setting.  Yet, the interstate is less than half a mile away.  Best of both worlds gives easy access to interstate travelers with a quiet retreat.  +/-54 campsites (including rental cabins).  PLUS, two mobile home rentals on +/- 28 acres with a fishing lake, large main building, covered pavilion, swimming pool, playground, and several storage buildings. Includes owners double-wide mobile home with large detached 2-car garage. Gross Income $71,189. Sales Price: $310,000 with $75,000 down. 

SOLD! #313 Enjoy FUN and SUN in the "Tourist" Land where EVERYONE wants to be! This park is a great "home base" for all types of attractions.  +/- 10 acres, +/- 81 full hook-up sites, plus mobile home sites, main building with store, bathhouse, laundry, swimming pool and shuffleboard.  VERY NICE NEW double-wide mobile home for owner or manager.  This business cash flows after expenses and mortgage payments!  Plus provides a home, living expenses and a "starting" cash return of +/- $80,000.  Sales Price: $1,575,000 with $475,000 downpayment. 

SOLD!  #263 Campers come to this destination park to have fun!  This park is located in the heartland of America with a rural feel, but is near a major interstate and large population bases.  Recreational features include swimming pool, pond with paddle boats and fishing, gameroom, gem mining, playgrounds, mini-golf, peddle carts, planned activities and more.  Over 300 sites plus rental units can accommodate all types of campers and rigs and a base of seasonal campers provides steady income.  Owners want to retire and the park is ready for new energetic operators to build on the established business.  Amenities include large main building with store and snack bar; clubhouse; bathhouse; pavilion; extra large maintenance building and more.  Sales Price: $1,325,000 with $325,000 downpayment.  Some seller financing available to qualified buyers.

SOLD!  #300  All in the of Pennsylvania Dutch country with old fashioned farms, horse and buggies, and home baked Amish goods, yet on one of the busiest highways into this tourist town rich in history, antiques and things to do.  More good news; the owner is absentee and the park has been run by managers.  We have found that even the most well-intentioned manager doesn't run a business like the owner.  2012 Gross Income (under the managers operation) about $273,000.  Some seasonal campers, but lots of sites available to make more  money with the higher profit weekend vacationer.  Take a look; do you see the opportunity we do?  Sales Price:  $1,050,000 with $265,000 downpayment.

SOLD!  #293  Perfect size for a couple to run on their own.  72 sites which includes 3 rustic cabins overlooking the picturesque fishing pond.  25 pull thru sites easily accommodate the overnighter campers you get from the nearby interstate which leads to 3 major population centers.  This smaller park has all the amenities and facilities that larger parks have; swimming pool, picnic pavilion, mini-golf, playground for both kids and dogs and hiking trails so all campers can enjoy nature.  The owners recently added a full facility rental lodge to start attracting friends of campers.  There is also a large 3 bedroom apartment above the store perfect for the couple who will be living at and working their new business. Sales Price: $435,000 with $95,000 downpayment.  ALL Seller Financing available to qualified buyers.

SOLD!  #305  1,000's of Visitors come to this Popular Area in the Southeast.  Attractions include natural wonders, historic sites, Appalachian culture, plus the trails, rivers and mountains of this beautiful scenic valley.  +/- 43 acres with 110 campsites (including rentals), large main building, pavilion, swimming pool, playgrounds (human and pets!) and maintenance building.  Plus this park comes with 2 homes!  Making it a great park for multiple family members or partners!  2012 Estimated Gross Income $500,000.  Sales Price: $1,250,000 with $375,000 downpayment.  Seller financing available to qualified buyers.

SOLD!  #297 Large enough to support partners, multi-family members, or investor/operator.  43 acres, 163 sites (includes rentals), gross income +/- 635,000.  This park already has 2 homes and sits in a spacious historic valley full of activities.  The campsites overlook a picturesque fishing pond with  panoramic views of 2 mountain ranges full of scenic drives, hiking, hunting and fishing.  One look at the pictures and you'll see what we are trying to describe.  In summary, 25% downpayment gets you seller financing with mortgage payments of just $118K per year, leaving over $120K in profit. 
Sales Price:
$2,245,000 with $575,000 downpayment - ALL Seller Financing available for qualified buyers. 

SOLD!  #261 Lakefront Campground!  19 acres with lake frontage.  65 sites includes 3 rentals.  Intersection of 2 major interstates that generate high volumes of guests which equals high nightly income.  Turnkey - the owners have put $120,000 in upgrades over the last 5 years and added custom built cottages and cabins.  Despite the recession and economic solwdow, this park continues to grow.  Gross income $235,000.  Sales Price $899,000 with $199,000 downpayment.  Some seller financing available.

 

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