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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Camping Reservations and RV Sales Surge

Above, the Jackson Hole/Snake River KOA. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The following shouldn't come as any surprise since there has been many articles on how RV sales and rentals have been surging in recent weeks.

Now, camping reservations have also been surging since many restrictions have been lifted.

According to Yahoo! Finance:
After months in lockdown, Americans are ready to leave their homes — and sleep under the stars. 
There has been a surge of new reservations at camp grounds around the U.S. The allure of solidarity and outdoor access has prompted a third of people in the U.S. who have never camped before to now consider camping, according to Kampgrounds of Americas, a Montana-based camping company with over 500 franchised campgrounds in North America. 
“We know people are concerned about social distancing, and the outdoors provides a great way to do that. Which is why we think there’s a lot of interest in camping right now,” Toby O’Rourke, CEO of Kampgrounds of Americas, told Yahoo Finance. 
To reduce the chance of coronavirus infection for campers this summer, Kampgrounds will offer contactless check-in, while keeping shared areas closed — including bathrooms, in certain states, which means campers in tents may need to wait longer before their outdoor adventure. 
As stated, camping is a great way for social distancing. Unfortunately, the knucklehead governor of New Mexico closed all state park campgrounds.

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