There is more room for camping sites and cabins at Paradise Ranch RV Resort in Tylertown, Mississippi—all thanks to a new wastewater treatment plant that will allow up to 485 units at the property.
“After 2 years of working through regulatory issues and engineering, the day has finally come,” Sean Vidrine wrote in a LinkedIn post, sharing the news about the delivery and installation of wastewater treatment units at Paradise Ranch.
Vidrine is the CEO of Four Points RV Resorts, the company that owns the 260-acre property. He told Modern Campground that the latest addition will be laid into the ground today.
The new system allows Paradise Ranch to raise the number of units at the property from 106 sites to 485 units. The park currently has 91 full hookup RV sites, 11 cabins, and four safari king glamping tents.
An RVer’s paradise, the property emanates the aesthetics of a state park while providing the amenities of a resort. Campers can choose from different lagoon sites, river sites, lake sites, and pine sites. There is even a primitive camping island where guests can pitch a tent.
Amenities that help create an enjoyable stay for guests include the camp store, golf cart rentals, and a huge swimming pool with zip line. The park values its younger guests as it also provides amenities like a game room, jumping pillow, gem mining area, playground, water wars, and more.
True to its name, the Mississippi RV resort is like a paradise where guests can find over a hundred domestic Red Stag Deer roaming.
Yet, the process of overcoming regulatory and engineering issues to build the treatment plant was far from paradise.
Without the ability to connect to municipal sewer and water, Paradise Ranch didn’t have a choice but to have private utilities.
“[T]his was the best option,” the CEO said. “It was the cleanest option, the safest option, and the best option for us to be able to expand our property to a level that we’re looking to expand it to.”
When it comes to wastewater treatment systems, campgrounds can opt for a leach field, a lagoon type, or a spray type.
Choosing a leach field would reduce the amount of land that can be used for development, while a lagoon type would be effective but will require a lot of maintenance, as per Vidrine. Meanwhile, the spray type that requires using a piece of land for wastewater treatment would give parks less land to use for development.
Investing in a private wastewater treatment plant was the best option for the RV resort, as per Vidrine, as it will help accommodate the number of sites they want to grow to, take up less real estate, and will be a cleaner solution.
Even with the decision on what type of treatment system to go for, the whole process of building one required a lot of back and forth with the engineers and state legislators to make sure it met the criteria. Another hurdle the project had to overcome, Vidrine told Modern Campground, was opposition from some residents near the area.
Fortunately, after a series of town hall meetings and hearing from the local opposition, Four Points’ efforts finally paid off after two years.
“So, you know, we just had to make sure that all of our I’s were dotted, our T’s are crossed, but you know, in the end, we’re successful in getting our permit, and we are moving forward,” he said.
With the new wastewater treatment plant in place, Paradise Ranch plans to add 130 pull-through RV sites measuring 60 feet in width and 70 feet in length, with plans to finish construction in July.
“This has been a long road, but now the build-out of this property is straightforward. My advice to everyone is: be persistent and stay focused on whatever it is you are trying to accomplish, and you will achieve the results you are looking for,” he said.
Paradise Ranch RV Resort is conveniently located in Tylertown, MS. For more information, visit https://paradiseranchrv.com/.
Featured image from Sean Vidrine/Four Points RV Resorts.