Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has granted the first approval for a new RV resort project, paving the way for enhanced camping and recreational facilities in the region.
The conditional use permit for Roundabout Oxford RV & Water Resort was approved unanimously during Monday’s meeting, marking a pivotal step in the development process.
Located on approximately 45 acres off Highway 6 East and County Road 105, the proposed Roundabout Oxford RV & Water Resort is a visionary project that aims to combine the allure of RV camping with the excitement of an amusement park and the convenience of a rental complex.
This innovative approach to outdoor hospitality is set to cater to a wide range of visitors, from families seeking fun and adventure to individuals looking for relaxation and outdoor activities.
The project is spearheaded by developers Cris and Jay Hughes and Drs. Alison and Andrew Ross, who envision a resort that not only offers traditional RV parking but also a plethora of amenities and activities designed to enhance the camping experience.
Among the planned features are shaded playgrounds, pools and waterslides, a lazy river, hot tub, fitness center, walking trail, yoga/zen garden, shuffleboard and pickleball courts, picnic areas, bonfire areas, a business center, dog park, golf cart rentals, and comprehensive bathroom and laundry facilities.
The approval of the conditional use permit is just the beginning for Roundabout Oxford RV & Water Resort. The developers will need to return to the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission for site plan approval, a crucial next step in bringing their vision to life.
A report from the Oxford Eagle highlighted that the resort’s location, within an A-1 zoning district, allows for the unique combination of uses proposed, subject to the necessary approvals.
Traffic safety concerns near the proposed site, particularly in relation to Wink Tumbling Academy, were addressed during the meeting.
Building Official Joel Hollowell highlighted the issue of increased traffic accidents and outlined the developers’ plan to mitigate these concerns by creating a main entrance west of Wink Tumble and another entrance connected to CR 105. This strategic planning aims to improve traffic flow and safety, a move that has reportedly received positive feedback from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).
The project is still in the early phases of design, but the developers aim to open Roundabout Oxford RV & Water Resort by early 2025. This ambitious timeline underscores their commitment to enhancing the outdoor hospitality and recreation industry in Lafayette County and beyond.
For campground and RV park owners, outdoor hospitality operators, and the broader campground industry, the development of Roundabout Oxford RV & Water Resort represents a significant opportunity.
It highlights the growing demand for high-quality, amenity-rich camping and recreational facilities. As the project progresses, it serves as a model for innovation and diversification in the outdoor hospitality sector, offering insights into the potential for similar developments to attract a wider audience and create new revenue streams.