Running a camping business is a fun and great thing to do while also being quite lucrative if it is done properly. You, of course, need the land first, once you have the land you can charge people to pitch tents. Only one thing is going to make people come to you, and that is having a lovely place. Your land needs to be great and offer something special. Whether it be tranquil peace and quiet, or near a beach or river. You will know what the land you own has. If you are looking for land first then bear this in mind. If you already have some good land then you can kick on and look at making a great business out of it. You may have already thought about some of these tips, but read on because you might find something else that is of use to you and your business.
The best campsites aren’t just fields of green. They have a little something else in place to bring customers in. Think about the land you own and how you can make it more appealing. If you have the range you could look into zip line installations, or if you had a river a beach close by you could consider using watersports aspects to help bring people in. Parks for children, a petting zoo, little things like this can make you stand out over the other kinds of attractions camping sites use. It may be worth visiting other camping sites and looking into what they use, what works and what doesn’t. This kind of groundwork can be vital before implementing your own site.
People need certain items to camp. If they are cooking their own food it could be gas or stoves, you must ensure you implement these in some kind of store. It will give you more income, as long as your prices are fair and good. You should also sell food to sell, items like sleeping bags and pillows. Fun items too should be used. Footballs, baseball sets, these kind of things are huge hits especially for families at risk of children becoming bored. Disposable BBQ’s are good too, so long as you advise people not to use them on the grass or you’ll have nasty patches all summer.
You can decide how you offer plots. If you use static caravans you could rent them out which would command more money than a simple plot would. The key is variety. Have tents to rent out. Offer static caravans to use for certain periods of time. Offering a few different things is the way to go, otherwise, you are limiting the number of people who will come to your site.
Don’t forget you need to provide shower and bathing facilities as well as toilets. You can sell toiletries from your shop, but you should provide basic things like toilet paper and the like. These facilities need to be cleaned regularly if they are dirty you will lose future customers at an astonishing rate.