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More Snowbirds Heading to Alabama

Looking for a place to settle as the seasons change? Alabama might be the perfect place for you! 

As per a release from Florida / Alabama RV Park and Campground Association, more and more snowbirds heading to Florida are staying in Alabama, sometimes for days or weeks at a time. Some even prefer to stay in Alabama.

Photo courtesy of Buena Vista Motor Coach Resort | 13 new lots were developed at this 41-site park last year, as per park manager Jim Winton, adding that the park plans to eventually expand to 121 sites.

Price is a factor, with Alabama parks generally being cheaper than those parks in popular destinations for snowbirds in Florida. Another factor is availability.

It’s easier to find an available RV site in Alabama at the last minute, even in winter,” said Thomas Sparrow, chairman of the Florida / Alabama RV Park and Campground Association.

“Alabama is one of the few places in the Sunbelt where you can still show up at the last minute in winter and get a site,” Sparrow added.

Alabama Ark operators are keen to expand their winter business.

“We would like to get more snowbirds,” said Mindy Newell, who co-owns and operates The Kick Back Ranch in Ramer. The park has 44 RV sites, a few cabin rentals as well a 4,000-square-foot event center with a dining hall and full restaurant. The park also has five lakes with canoe and paddleboat rentals.

About the Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Association 

Based in Tallahassee, the Florida and Alabama Association RV Park and Campground Association is the trade association for Florida and Alabama’s privately owned RV parks and campgrounds. The association markets privately owned and operated parks through CampinAlabama.com and CampFlorida.com.

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February 18, 2024 5:12 pm

Contemplating a winter getaway? Alabama’s allure for snowbirds is increasing, providing a cozy retreat and luxurious accommodations. What’s your perspective?

March 15, 2024 11:14 am

Isn’t it awesome to see the buzz around Alabama for snowbirds? The Buena Vista Motor Coach Resort sounds like a gem for those looking to stay. Alabama’s charm and affordability make it a top choice for an extended getaway. 🌞

Robert Lewis
Robert Lewis
March 16, 2024 2:34 pm

Isn’t it cool how Alabama’s becoming a top pick for snowbirds? The state offers a mix of landscapes, from beaches to mountains, catering to all outdoor enthusiasts. And let’s not forget the rich culture, tasty food, and warm hospitality that make wintering here such a unique experience. Give it a try and see if Alabama steals your heart like it did for many others!


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