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.
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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)