Campground Fall Bookings Are Up
People are busy camping well into the fall this year.
The ongoing pandemic has caused a lot of people to skip the fancy overseas vacation and look for something a little closer to home that doesn’t include air travel and encourages enjoying the outdoors. Recently, a website called CampgroundViews.com reported a major surge in bookings for campgrounds in the fall.
According to a recent survey, roughly 39 percent of a total of 2,100 campgrounds and RV parks across the country surveyed have seen between a 20 percent and 49 percent increase in advanced bookings for late summer and early fall. Another 23 percent of the campgrounds and RV parks reported an over 50 percent increase. So, to recap, a total of 62 percent of campgrounds and RV parks reported a notable increase in advanced bookings.
“We are up 36% in forward bookings, with many still booking for this September and October, and for 2022 already,” said Billie McNamara, general manager of Loon’s Haven Family Campground in Maine. “Our weekends are fully booked until the week after Labor Day and hardly any weekdays are available, as well.”
This survey proves true a lot of the anecdotal evidence that’s out there currently in the industry. Few surveys this size have been conducted, and it helps prove that camping is up and this boom in the market is likely not just a flash in the pan caused entirely by the COVID-19 pandemic.