Broad River Campground, a 90-acre retreat adjacent to the Broad River Greenway, has swiftly risen to prominence in the outdoor hospitality industry.
Within just over a year of its opening, the campground has been honored with the Small Park of the Year award at the 2023 Awards of Excellence, a testament to its exceptional service and facilities, a report from The Shelby Star emphasized.
Tyler Watts of Student Rental Investments, the brainchild behind Broad River Campground, shared his enthusiasm for the recognition.
“Being crowned Small Park of the Year is a prestigious honor,” Watts said. He emphasized the award’s national stature, given by OHI (formerly ARVC) at their annual conference, a key event for networking and knowledge sharing among park owners and operators.
This accolade is not just a feather in the cap for Broad River Campground but also a beacon of inspiration for other campground and RV park owners. It demonstrates that with dedication and a focus on quality, new establishments can quickly make a mark in the competitive outdoor hospitality sector.
The success of Broad River Campground is attributed to the collective effort of its team. “We have the absolute best team of staff who constantly dedicate their time to ensuring that all guests are comfortable and happy,” Watts said. This commitment to guest satisfaction is reflected in the park’s 5-star reviews, setting a high standard for customer service in the industry.
The Awards of Excellence, known for their rigorous peer-review process, cover a range of categories including amenities, operations, and industry leadership. Winning this award signifies Broad River Campground’s excellence across these facets, positioning it as a leader in the industry.
Broad River Campground offers a diverse range of experiences, from glamping in cozy cabins equipped with hot tubs to accommodating full-time RVers. “You can stay at BRC year after year, and gain a different experience every time,” Watts noted, highlighting the park’s appeal for repeat visits and its ability to cater to various preferences.
The campground’s array of amenities and activities further contributes to its appeal. It offers weekend activities for children, games at the clubhouse, a playground, a community fire pit, a pool, and private access to the Broad River. Such facilities not only enhance guest experience but can also serve as a model for other operators in the industry, illustrating the importance of diverse and family-friendly offerings.
Watts also spoke about the park’s commitment to creating a family-friendly environment, a key factor in its success. The campground’s atmosphere, where children can safely engage in outdoor activities, resonates with the growing demand for family-oriented outdoor experiences.
The park is expanding with 40 additional RV sites, part of its phase II plan. This expansion will cater to both overnight and long-term guests, featuring extra-large RV sites and private yards. This strategic growth reflects the campground’s responsiveness to market demands and its commitment to accommodating a broader range of guests.
Featured image from Broad River Campground.