Michigan expecting great camping season


Shandra Martinez writes in The Grand Rapids Press that reservations in many Michigan campgrounds are up over last year.

“Anytime there is a downturn in the economy, our segment does well,” said Linda Profaizer, chief executive officer of the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds. The organization represents more than 8,000 private parks nationwide.

With just a few days to go before the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, retiree Richard Sevic still has much of the riverfront at the Double R Ranch Resort near Belding to himself.

“I always thought it was the best-kept secret in Michigan,” said the East Lansing resident, 79, who has been summering at the campsite for three decades.

Read complete article here.

Photo: Richard Sevic, 79, of East Lansing, was one of the first campers this season to move his trailer into the Double R Ranch Resort near Belding. He has been camping there for more than 30 years. (Lance Wynn | The Grand Rapids Press)

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  • Our family bought a fifth wheel this year because this is the year for deals to be had on new RV’s, and because of that, we are taking up camping as a new hobby. So far we have gone out every other weekend since we bought it and even invested in a state park permit. Well worth it now that we can gain entry into any state park and enjoy the nature and other activities. Thanks for this post, very well worth reading.

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