DARRELL HESS & ASSOCIATES:  Over 285 parks SOLD!  WHY?
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Below is a List of Campgrounds and RV Parks for Sale
Updated on 08/19/2015
(All Information and prices subject to change.)

 

 

             
    Park #345      BRAND NEW LISTING

Small campground with beautiful mountain location, surrounded by 1,000's of acres of State Forest lands with spectacular scenery, waterfalls and trails that attracts outdoor enthusiasts to this area.  No need to entertain campers here - LOTS of nearby attractions provide plenty for vacationers to do.  This campground comes with approx. 13 acres heavily wooded land, 70 sites (includes cabin rentals), main building, store, laundry, bathhouse, gameroom, pavilions and maintenance building.  Plus a nice 3 bedroom/2 bath owner's residence is included.  Only open approx. 6 months (so you can get away in the winters) and small enough for a couple to run by themselves. 2014 Gross income $126,370. 

 

Sales Price:  $565,000 with $195,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park # 326    

This very attractive campground is rated by Good Sam among the 10 Best Parks in the NC Mountains.  The location in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the park like setting attract campers from all over the US. With modern camping amenities featuring 41 full hook up campsites PLUS 7 rentals.  Big, level pull-thrus and upgraded Deluxe sites plus 7 rental units with private porches and fenced yards.  This park is very pet friendly and offers extra amenities for the dogs lover.  This park has a beautiful natural setting with a swimming and fishing pond, on 20 acres in the mild climate of the southeast mountains, and gives plenty of room for expansion, plus provides a spacious deluxe mobile home for the buyer.  The buyer can choose to have plenty of off-time since this park achieves the gross income (see below) in just 7.5 month park opening time.
2014 Gross income $150,729.

 

Sales Price:  REDUCED to $725,000 with $195,000 downpayment
                         Was $795,000 with $235,000 down.

 

             
  Park # 344      

This small park includes a 2-story traditional home AND a business for less than most pay for a home in this area.  Popular area of western North Carolina attracts tourists and people coming to buy vacation and retirement homes.  Approx. 9 acres with 57 sites - most rented to returning seasonal campers coming to enjoy the cooler mountain weather.  2014 Gross income $47,631.  No, this park doesn't make a lot of money - but the income will cover the operating expenses and mortgage/interest payments.  There is opportunity here - the Seller is older and has slowed down and is not working the park to its full potential.  How much?  That is for you to decide.  ALL Seller financing available to qualified buyers.  Sales Price $425,000 with $125,000 downpayment. 

Sales Price:  $425,000 with $125,000 downpayment
ALL SELLER FINANCING - available to qualified buyers! 

 

             
    Park #343     

COOL MOUNTAINS  of western North Carolina, on 2 creeks with fantastic TROUT FISHING, located on approx. 88 acres with lots of beautiful trees and picturesque setting, POPULAR tourist attractions!  +/- 72 sites with rental cabins generated an income of  $347,171 in 2014 - proof this is a GREAT location!  Country store, bathhouse, laundry, maintenance buildings.  Owner's deluxe mobile home - plus a second mobile home for rental or housing for family or partners.  Only open spring thru fall so you can take the winters off. 

 

 

Sales Price:  $925,000 with $250,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #336     PRICE REDUCED BY $20k DOWN TO $795,000

Dream Location in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.  Approx. 1 hour from Asheville, there are plenty of nearby popular tourist attractions to bring campers to the area.  +/- 5 acres with 53 sites including rental cabins, main building and 2-bedroom/2-bath mobile home.  The property has 1,800 ft. river frontage.


Small but "Mighty"  Although this park is small with +/- 5 acres and 53 sites - it produces almost twice the income on a per site basis than the average of other parks.

We believe this is an indication of a GREAT location!


This campground offers owners a place to live and a business a couple can run by themselves while enjoying life in a beautiful mountain setting.  The income from the business pays the operating expenses AND the debt service AND provides the buyer a cash/non-cash package of approx. $51K. 
2014 Gross Income $167,709.

 

Sales Price:  REDUCED to $795,000 with $195,000 downpayment  (was $815,000)

 

             
    Park #342      

Beautiful 9 acre lake with sandy beach creates a peaceful setting for this family campground.  +/- 38 acres with approx 182 sites.   Amenities include a store, bathhouse, gameroom, pavilion, rental cabins, playground, mini-golf, paddleboats, sewer treatment plant, large maintenance building AND a 4 bedroom TRADITIONAL owner's home.  Open April thru October allows owners to have time off in the winter season.  2014 Gross income $157,713.   

 

Sales Price:  $545,000 with $145,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #328               SALES PRICE REDUCED DUE TO SERIOUS ILLNESS!

Due to serious illness Seller has just reduced price by $100,000 for serious buyers.

Large, full amenity park in the heartland of America.  +/- 35 acres, with over 300 sites and cabins, newer bathhouse, nice large main building,  lots of seasonals for solid income.  Pool, rec fields, pavilions and more.  Owners are tired and ready to retire.  Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home owners home.  This park cash flows over $100K to new buyers after expenses and debt service.  Plus, we see many ways to grow income here.  Take a look and see what you think!  2014 Gross Income:  $337,479.

Sales Price: REDUCED TO $1,250,000 with $250,000 downpayment.
                       
Was $1,350,000
SOME SELLER FINANCING - available to qualified buyers

 

 

             
    Park #340     

Great location off 2 major interstates, within 15 miles of a BIG city with LOTS of tourist attractions.  Think roller-coasters, amusement parks, zoo, museums, speedways and more!.  LOTS to bring campers to the area.  Well-established full facility RV park provides all the amenities the modern camper is looking for PLUS a modern spacious owner"s home.  +/- 13 acres includes room to expand.  Thriving store and approx. 60 sites with rental cabins produces income of $285K.  WOW that comes to $4,750 gross on a per site basis.  That is almost double the average of other parks.   

 

Sales Price:  $1,025,000 with $335,000 downpayment

 

 

             
    Park #339     

Award-Winning campground has a character and natural beauty that is matched by few! 
It is on one of the busiest interstates in the US.  Approx. 12 acres (additional land is available) with +/- 120 sites (including rentals).  The park, buildings, sites and grounds have been beautifully updated.  Growth Opportunity exists with more lodging and deluxe sites.  Income continues to climb each year.  2014 Gross Income was $384,489 and 2015 is already setting records.  It is PROFITABLE!  This park has the income and housing to support partners or multiple family members.  See for yourself why this is one of the top rated parks and begin to dream ...

 

Sales Price:  $1,325,000 with $375,000 downpayment
 

 

 

             
  Park # 337  

FLORIDA, Largemouth bass, alligators, moss draped oak trees, traditional home and a warm climate.  Frontage and canal on a HUGE fresh water tournament fishing lake.  No, you don't have to be a professional to fish here -  in fact, this business is for the amateur who likes to catch fish after fish, after fish.  Boat slips, RV sites, mobile home sites, apartment rentals, park model rentals, RV rental AND a Traditional 3-bedroom/2-bath owner's home with private swimming pool.   The income from this park pays all the operating expenses, pays the mortgage & interest payments - AND provides a nice living.  Great way to buy a lakefront home and business in sunny Florida.  2014 Gross income +/- $160,000.

 

Sales Price REDUCED  to  $925,000 with $280,000 downpayment
 

 

             
    Park #338    

Adjacent to State Park!  Beautiful woods and a peaceful back-to-nature setting attract campers to this park.  Campers can hike or hunt right from this property.  Woodsy atmosphere - yet a modern, profitable, full facility recreational RV Park and Cabin Rental Business!  Approx. 33 acres, with 118 campsites plus 13 various rental units.  5 are Deluxe full facility private cabins with fireplaces and hot tubs. Cafe with pizza and ice cream, Out Post with large gift shop, heated pool, all kinds of recreation, and MUCH, MUCH more!   This park includes a gorgeous, large 4-bedroom log home for owners. 
2014 Gross Income +/- $436,000.

 

Sales Price:  $1,700,000 with $425,000 downpayment
 

 

 

             
    Park #332     

One of the top 5 parks!  Full facility, Top Quality RV Park!  The broker we are working with on this park said this is one of the top 5 parks he's seen!  No kidding.  Do you want a good first impression?  And then a second?  This park provides it.  River frontage, plus a big pond with lake toys.  Gorgeous setting with pretty facilities.  Lots of curbside appeal.  PLUS, TWO owner's homes - both top quality.  Some seasonal campers - but many higher income weekenders.  +/- 20 acres, +/- 160 sites, heated pool with hot tub, kayak and tube rentals, pavilion, Rec hall and much more!  2014 Gross Income $382K!  WOW - that is a lot of gross income for a park only open 5 1/2 months!  That is a great indicator of a GREAT location!
 

 

Sales Price:  $1,600,000 with $450,000 downpayment
 
 
 
 
             
    Park #315

Fisherman's Paradise.  GREAT FISHING and Nearby Boat access to a HUGE Lake.  Seasonal campers love staying at this +/- 23 acre park with +/- 100 sites.  Of course, fishing and boating are the main draw, but there are attractions nearby for everyone!  Campers love the store, gameroom, bingo-hall, clean bathhouses, swimming pool, fishing pond, plus LOTS more!  

This park is ONLY OPEN 6 months!   During that short season this park makes enough to pay all the operating expenses, pay the mortgage payments year-round, "buys" itself, and pays you a nice 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.  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. 

2014 Gross income $156,926

 

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

 

             
    Park #331     

Scenic Rivers, Lakes, Caves, Springs, Mountains and several National Parks nearby -
ALL reasons why visitors come to this area! 
Newer buildings, spacious sites and quality amenities all produce "happy" campers that LOVE to come back.  Extra-long pull thru sites accommodate the big-rigs!  Large modern Club House is perfect for camping groups!  Beautiful treed property with 10 acres with 70 sites (includes rentals).  Room and opportunity to expand.  Plus, this park comes with TWO mobile homes. 
2013 Gross Income $  99,450
2014 Gross
Income $117,095
 

Sales Price:  REDUCED to $495,000 with $160,000 downpayment
                         Was $560,000 with $175,000 down.

 ALL SELLER FINANCING - available to qualified buyers!

 

 
             
  Park # 335      SOLD

Looking for a park in the Southeast?  Tired of "fix-up" projects?  The hard work work has already been done here.  LOTS of improvements and upgrades have turned this "ugly duckling" into an attractive modern RV park!  The main building has a new roof, new vinyl siding and has been remodeled from top to bottom (including the bathhouse).  The utilities, swimming pool and RV sites have ALL been upgraded.  A 3-bedroom/2-bath mobile home has been added.  +/- 19 acres includes an extra 12 acres for expansion.  The park has approx. 45 sites - and the room and demand for more!  AND 2014 gross income has grown to +/- $146K!  But all this hard work has "worn out" the owners and they say it is time to sell.  The stage has been set for new buyers with fresh energy to take the business to the next level.   

 

Sales Price REDUCED to:  $635,000 with $160,000 downpayment
 

 

             
    Park #334     SOLD

If you want gorgeous, this is it!  Interstate location draws overnighters, beautiful park brings repeat campers.  Attention to detail is obvious in all areas of this RV Park.  Full amenities  including main building with store/registration, bathhouse (recently remodeled), laundry, rec hall; satellite bathhouse; pavilion; pool; playground; custom built cabin; and a very nice owner's residence  to name just a few.  About 27 acres with about 80 sites and the big bonus - room to expand with land and sewer plant with expansion capacity!  The numbers work now - plus lots of potential to grow business.  Don't miss your chance on this one!

2013 Gross Income:  $169,998
2014 Gross Income:  $172,572

 

Sales Price: $795,000 with $250,000 Downpayment

 

             
    Park #314    SOLD

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. 
2013 Gross Income:  $294,704
2014 Gross Income Estimate: +/- $300,000.

Sales Price Reduced: $1,025,000 with $275,000 downpayment.
Some Seller Financing available to qualified buyers.

 

             
    Park #333       SOLD

Modern Park with Deluxe RV Sites located in the "Golf Capital" of Tennessee! 
Top Quality
everywhere you look and with easy interstate access, this park caters to the upscale rigs!  Most of the sites were built in the last 6 years with long level sites and all the extras to attract the high-end RVs.  Plus, other area attractions make this park VERY popular with camping clubs.  The Large Club House and a 2nd smaller club house can accommodate any size group.  Approx. 13 acres, +/- 60 full hook-up 50-amp sites, bathhouse, metal maintenance building, pond, and beautiful landscaping.  Plus, 2 residences; a 1-bedroom/1-bath apartment AND a deluxe newer 3-bedroom/2-bath doublewide with LOTS of extras. 2013 Gross Income +/- $179,000. 
2014 Gross Income Estimate +/- $193,000 - and potential to increase business.

 

 

Sales Price:  $1,125,000 with $375,000 downpayment
 

 

             
    Park #324      SOLD

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! 
2013 Gross Income:  $202,569
2014 Gross Income Estimate:  +/- $205,000

 

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

 

             
    Park #321   SOLD

 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.  +/- 25 acres, 125 sites, rentals, full facility, 2013 Gross Income $426,021 and business continues to hold steady.
 

Sales Price: $900,000 with $225,000 downpayment 
ALL SELLER FINANCING - available to qualified buyers!

 

             
    Park #329     SOLD

Green rolling hills, rural farm land, picturesque barns, spacious sites and LOTS of amenities  PLUS a beautiful traditional HOME is included.  We all agree this is one of the prettiest parks we have ever seen.  +/- 30 acres, small creek along one side of the property, small pond, +/- 100 sites, PLUS included +/- 10 acres ready for expansion.  Bathhouse, Gameroom, Maintenance Barns, PLUS a 2-bedroom/1-bath rental apartment.  All of these "Pluses" equal one "A+ plus" park
2013 Gross Income:  $156,000 and business is holding steady for 2014!

 

 

Sales Price:  $685,000 with $165,000 downpayment.

 

 

 

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