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Florida RV Parks Bounce Back: Majority Set to Welcome Guests This Labor Day Post-Hurricane Idalia

In the wake of Hurricane Idalia, Florida’s private campgrounds and RV parks have showcased remarkable resilience. As the state recovers, the majority of these recreational sites remain unscathed, ready to welcome visitors for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Bobby Cornwell, president and CEO of the Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Association, expressed relief and gratitude, stating, “It appears as though we were very lucky overall. The vast majority of parks throughout Florida were unharmed.”

While at least 10 RV parks in the direct path of the hurricane had to temporarily shut their gates, primarily due to power outages, the spirit of community and collaboration shines bright. These parks are gearing up to reopen their doors over the Labor Day weekend, as power restoration efforts continue in full swing.

For private campground owners and operators in Florida, the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia has been a testament to their preparedness, community engagement, and the robust infrastructure of their properties. 

Especially in areas like Fort Myers and Tampa, where some parks experienced coastal or tidal flooding, the rapid response in water drainage and minimal damage to structures stands as a beacon of hope and assurance for future visitors.

However, every storm has its epicenter. For Hurricane Idalia, it was Taylor County near Steinhatchee. The Steinhatchee River Inn and Marina faced significant challenges, with reports suggesting it’s underwater. Yet, in a twist of fate, The Oasis RV Park in the same county emerged unscathed, ready to host guests.

The Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Association remains a pivotal resource for private campground owners, operators, and visitors alike. Their continuous updates, combined with resources like CampFlorida.com and CampInAlabama.com, provide invaluable insights and travel planning tools.

As Florida’s private campgrounds and RV parks rebound from Hurricane Idalia, their resilience, community spirit, and commitment to safety shine through. Their readiness to welcome visitors for the Labor Day weekend is not just a testament to their recovery efforts but also a beacon of hope for the state’s vibrant tourism industry.

According to FRVCA, these parks were closed temporarily on Thursday due to power outages but are expected to reopen over Labor Day weekend as power is restored.

  • Black Prong Equestrian Village in Bronson
  • Jennings KOA Holiday in Jennings
  • Madison RV & Golf Resort in Madison
  • Ragans Family Campground in Madison
  • Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak
  • Steinhatchee River Inn and Marina in Steinhatchee
  • Sun Retreats Homosassa River in Homosassa
  • Suwannee River Bend RV Park in Old Town
  • Suwannee River Hideaway Campground in Old Town
  • Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort in Mayo
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March 14, 2024 11:13 am

Isn’t it worrying how Florida’s RV parks are grappling with power outages and flooding after Hurricane Idalia? It’s tough as they gear up to host guests for Labor Day. The support needed in places like Taylor County shows the community spirit. How can we pitch in to help these parks bounce back?

Alex Meadow
Alex Meadow
April 7, 2024 12:41 pm

I was checking out how Florida’s private campgrounds are bouncing back after Hurricane Idalia, and it’s impressive how they’re getting ready for Labor Day weekend. It’s great to see the efforts to boost safety with improved emergency plans. Let’s hope for an awesome experience for visitors with all the support from the Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Association!


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