$925,000 KOA HOLIDAY NEAR ROUTE 66 OFFERS A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

SELLER FINANCED CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS FOR SALE

A note on seller financing

This is a business-financing technique in which a buyer borrows from the campground seller instead of, or at times in addition to, a bank. It is sometimes referred to, or called owner financing, land contract or purchase-money mortgage.

A campground seller agrees to finance a portion of the sales price over a specified term at a specified interest rate. If the campground seller is doing seller financing on the entire amount, the buyer pays a down payment up front, to the seller directly, and continues to make payments according to the agreement with the seller.

$10,950,000  SOUTH CENTRAL

Family resort on a 185k acre lake offers luxury cabins, RV sites, and a water park

Guests come back year after year to this charming lakeside resort. The property features 32 well appointed cabins and 43 FHU RV sites on 70.64 acres. The resort is a perfect setting for weddings and reunions. An event center features bride and groom dressing suites, a full service kitchen, 2 banquet rooms, and a large deck overlooking one of the park’s 3 ponds. A large covered fishing pier juts out into one of the most popular lakes in the region. The water park is in the final stages of completion and will offer water slides, a lazy river, food and beverage service, mini-golf, and many other family friendly amenities. Additional profit sources include a camp store, tackle shop, restaurant, and a newly built enclosed RV/boat storage building.

Pristine seasonal park in the Endless Mountains of northeastern PA

Seasonal family campground with 190 sites set around a glistening 18-acre lake. The approx. 72-acre property is designed for tents, RVs, motor homes and everything in between. RV sites are level and spread out with plenty of room for gathering around firepits. There are also a variety of cabin accommodations for guests to choose from. Boat and golf cart rentals are available. A heated pool welcomes parents to lounge in the warm sun while the kids have fun on the splash pad, float in the kayaks, or patrol on their bikes. Planned weekend activities offer plenty to keep all ages occupied. This is a well run and maintained park with excellent reviews. This PA campground for sale consistently generates a great return.

Riverfront Campground & Whitewater Rafting business 90 minutes from the Bay Area

Guests float down timeless canyons while enjoying the adrenaline pumping rapids. The area offers whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, wineries, festivals, a casino and more. The business has over 39 years of river running experience and is one of the most reputable whitewater rafting companies in the state. It is the most popular original outfitter on the river and includes 4,200’ of river frontage. The park includes full power, underground irrigation, and riparian water rights on a class 3 navigable whitewater river. Amenities include 200+ tent campsites, picnic area for 500+ people, horseshoes, kayak, canoeing, paddle-boarding, rafting, and volleyball.

Newly built resort in the Ozark region with bistro & winery

Located on 71 acres, this Missouri RV park for sale is full of green space for RV or tent sites. There are 96 full hookup sites. It is located 5 minutes from two very desirable fishing and sports lakes. A full bar, winery, & bistro offers wine tasting and an excellent choice of food items. Guests enjoy live music and dancing most weekends. There is also a convenience store, ice cream shop, 3,000-square-foot community building, and a storm shelter. The property contains nature trails for walking or use with golf carts. Three stocked fishing ponds are available for fishing and swimming.

Holiday KOA 20 minutes from 3 metro areas with over 4 million people

This family focused KOA offers quiet enjoyment under the tall pines or by the pool, and numerous on-site activities and weekend events for kids. The property is heavily wooded throughout, with extra-large RV sites. The location makes it a good starting point for day trips in the area. Fishing or renting a boat for a relaxing cruise is minutes away. Scenic 30-minute drives takes guests to The Pro Football Hall of Fame and numerous restaurants and shopping, Amish country, horseback riding, and a 21-mile bike trail. With so much to explore, this Holiday KOA is a perfect home base for a camping getaway. This is an award-winning KOA, having earned the Founder’s and President’s awards in 2021!

4 season attractions and world class steelhead and salmon fishing

For guests looking for a comfortable place to rest while fishing, hunting, snowmobiling or ATV riding, this RV park and motel is their gateway to the great outdoors. It is located a 1/2 mile from a world famous salmon river and within a 1/2 mile of snowmobile and ATV trails. Guests can choose to stay in one of the 16 motel rooms or 30 RV sites, surrounded by nature. This motel & campground business for sale is a family-owned and operated fishing lodge started in 2012. The convenience and cleanliness of the park as well as the owners expertise in fishing the river, hunting, and riding the trails has lead to repeat business and glowing customer reviews. The property is surrounded by lush greenery, and is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors.

KOA Holiday offers a little something for everyone

Founder’s and President’s 2022 award winning KOA located in the heart of stocked fishing holes, river rafting spots, homegrown country markets, and Historic Route 66. Kids can pan for gems, swim in the Z-shaped pool, or race rental bikes on a track, while parents lie in the shaded hammocks with a good book. A nearby State Park is a major trout fishing attraction. There are also antique shops and flea markets. There is ample electricity for big RVs and all RV sites have sewer hookups. The land is sloped just enough for rain runoff but not so much that it can’t have nice level sites. Newer bathroom facilities are well maintained. This MO KOA campground for sale is easy to manage with only two buildings, and the owners can easily see the pool from inside the building. RVs have easy access right on Highway 64 with 600 ft. of road frontage.

$500,000  SOUTH WEST

Easy to manage Southwestern RV park along a main highway

This New Mexico campground for sale was opened in 1985 and ever since then has been operated as a family owned RV park. It is perfect for a weekend getaway, visiting students at the nearby university, or workers needing a quiet place to live while stationed in the area. The property has nice shade trees and is situated on a hill in a very flat part of the country. It is the only RV park in town along a main highway. Amenities include an owner’s home, laundry room, showers, and bathrooms, covered stalls for horses, and a horse arena for roping. It is only 5 minutes from town with plenty of restaurants, small town charm, and a Wal-Mart supercenter.

Why would an owner offer seller financing on a campground?

Many potential buyers just don’t have the necessary capital or business lender resources to cash a seller completely out.

Even if they do, they might be reluctant for what they consider an untried new venture in unknown waters. When that buyer opens the doors to their lender of choice, they will find many hoops they need to go through and many personal documents they will need to supply. Of course they will reach into resources for the down payment the lender requires (20% to 30%) – and added to that will be extra costs – like document prep fees, etc. It is a common misconception in this industry for a seller to assume that if a buyer has a great credit score and the necessary down, it’s pretty much a “done deal.” Not so. The entire business will come under a magnifying glass as much, if not more, than the potential buyer. In order to sell a campground it will have to appraise at agreed sale price or more, or the lender will not open the vault. In the meantime, the seller are “mentally packing” with fingers and toes crossed, hoping the lender says “yes” many weeks after the application process is first started.

With seller financing a buyer and seller can “get creative” to both parties advantage.

The agreement can be “interest only” payments, for a part, or full duration of the time frame before a balloon payoff is due. If a buyer has intentions of investing in something to bring in needed revenue to support the business, the agreement can contain escalating payments each year for the duration of the agreement – even adjusted interest rates (starting lower, and each year increasing one half to one percent). The balloon term can be as few as 3 years before the balloon payment is due in full, or the loan can run the full course of years until the entire balance is paid off. This creativity often makes seller financing attractive to campground buyer and seller.