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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


Author Bio
Rein Tarinay

Rein Tarinay

Rein Tarinay, an experienced content writer for Modern Campground, has been specializing in articles about campgrounds, RV parks, and glamping resorts since 2022. With a background in community management and journalism, Rein is a former media fellow of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development. When not crafting engaging content, she enjoys exploring glamping sites and discovering unique campgrounds. Rein is also a proud beagle owner, often spoiling her beloved pet, Bobby. Her passion for writing and journalism was ignited by a supportive grade school English teacher who recognized her talent and potential.
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