DARRELL HESS & ASSOCIATES:  Over 285 parks SOLD!  WHY?
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After all, we are dealing with a buyers life savings and a sellers retirement.

 

Below is a List of Campgrounds and RV Parks for Sale
Updated on 09/22/2014
(All Information and prices subject to change.)

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  Park # 335   BRAND NEW LISTING!

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 Gross income has grown to +/- $160K!  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.  The owners BELIEVE in this park and are willing to offer ALL Seller Financing to qualified buyers

Sales Price:  $650,000 with $195,000 downpayment
ALL SELLER FINANCING - available to qualified buyers! 

 

             
    Park #327

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 Gross Income $353,161.  AND income is growing!   2014 Gross estimated at +/- $450K. This park is PROFITABLE!
 

 

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

 

             
    Park #336     BRAND NEW LISTING!    

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 and includes a tube rental business with all equipment.  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 a modest salary. 
2014 Gross Income +/- $175,000

 

Sales Price:  $815,000 with $195,000 downpayment

 

             
    Park #333      BRAND NEW LISTING!    

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 +/- $195,000 - and potential to increase business.

 

 

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

 

             
    Park #314

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 # 326

If you are a DOG LOVER who LOVES camping - this park is perfect for you!  Many campers wouldn't dream of leaving their canine friends behind and specifically look for parks that accept pets. This park does more than just accept dogs - it CATERS to dogs. This park has all the facilities to "pamper the pooch" with dedicated, full fenced doggie playgrounds, doggie creek and swimming pond, special dog wash station and private fenced dog yards with 4 deluxe sites and all 3 cabins and 4 rental units. Pet owners can even buy special doggie treats and supplies in the store. The campers love seeing their dogs so happy while they enjoy full service camping facilities, big level pull through sites, park wide WIFI and TV, mature shade trees, modern bathhouse, and the camaraderie shared with other dog lovers at the gatherings and activities held in the pavilion.

This park has a beautiful natural setting in the mild climate of the southeast mountains, PLUS provides a spacious deluxe mobile home for the buyer. Plenty of time off for the buyer as the park is only open 7 months.  2013 Gross Income:  $149,589. 
2014 Gross income estimated at +/- $150,000

 

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

 

             
  Park # 330     UNDER CONTRACT

Do you want peace and quiet, but with population centers nearby?  Would you like to be on a stocked fishing stream?  This may be the park for you.  Acreage includes the park and walking trails, not to mention the stream frontage.  About 100 sites with may seasonal campers.  Full amenities including heated swimming pool and 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide on full basement.  Lots of potential to grow business.  Profitable business.  2013 Gross Income:  +/- $155,000

 

Sales Price:  $765,000 with $195,000 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!  2013 Gross Income $374,300 and 2014 is expected to be about the same.
 

 

Sales Price:  $1,600,000 with $450,000 downpayment
 
 
             
    Park #329    

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.

 

             
    Park #322

$150,000+ Return to the Buyer.  Don't believe me? 
Look at the numbers for yourself!

$531,489  2013 Gross Income
- 313,119  Less Adjusted Expenses (59%)
$218,370  Estimated Net Operating Income (NOI)
-   92,040  Less Estimated Payments at full price/terms
$126,330  Estimated Cash to Buyer
+  24,140  Plus Estimated Owner's Housing and living expenses
$150,470  Total Estimated Package to Buyer


And, that was last year!   Business is up approximately $56,000 so far this year.

The price includes everything necessary to operate this full amenity RV Park including +/- 48 acres and +/- 150 campsites!

Sales Price:  $1,680,000 with $475,000 down

Perfect for Investors, Partnership, Individuals, or large Extended Families.

Show me a more Profitable Park for $475,000 downpayment!

PS:  If business continues to increase there is a good chance that the price will increase as well.  Now is the time to act on this great opportunity!

 

             
    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. 

2013 Gross Income:  $157,236
GOOD NEWS!  Income is up!  Estimating 2014 gross at +/- $164,000.

 

 

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

 

             
    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.  +/- 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 #334     

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 Estimate:  +/- $174,000

 

Sales Price: $795,000 with $250,000 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 Estimate +/- $113,000

 

Sales Price:  REDUCED to $485,000 with $150,000 downpayment
                         Was $560,000 with $175,000 down.
$560,000 with $175,000 downpayment.
 
ALL SELLER FINANCING - available to qualified buyers!

 

 
             
    Park #328

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 and monthlies 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 is on track to be around the same as 2013. 
2013 Gross Income:  $350,173
.

 

 

Sales Price: $1,395,000 with $350,000 downpayment.
 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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. 

 

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