Outdoor Hospitality News

For owners, operators, team members, and anyone else interested in camping, glamping, or the RV industry.

News for July 2, 2022

Camping Gains Popularity Amid High Gas Prices, Inflation

Share this article

As gas prices continue to climb above $5 per gallon and accompanying inflation, people are turning to camping as a cheaper vacation option.

275106636 325464189607270 3001745463790098217 n 1
Photo courtesy of Pleasant Hill Lake Park

According to a report, Harvest Hosts said that 51% of travelers plan to book campgrounds this summer.

Louis Andres, a park naturalist from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, noticed an increase in campers even sooner.

“The last two years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of campers,” he said. “COVID affected us differently than a lot of other businesses. People chose outdoor activities as opposed to indoor activities.”

246711780 4524400290972539 684681442389008175 n
Photo courtesy of Pleasant Hill Lake Park

MWCD offers eight campgrounds, including Pleasant Hill in Perrysville and Charles Mill in Mifflin.

Andres, whose home is at Pleasant Hill, said camping has many advantages.

The appeal is you’re out by yourself,” he said. “You can take your family unit and go outside.”

Campers can spend the day at the beach, walk, hike, kayak, or even horseback at Pleasant Hill.

Andres said that campers in Pleasant Hill could enjoy the numerous programs, music, and the beach at no cost.

“We’re kind of a one-stop trip,” the park naturalist said.

Andres said Pleasant Hill takes camping and boat reservations up to 350 days in advance.

Anyone looking for a luxurious vacation can choose deluxe log cabins, which are in their third season at Pleasant Hill.

The six and eight-person cabins come with a hot tub, Dish TV, an outdoor deck, and campfire furniture, among other amenities.

“They’re just as popular as ever,” Andres said.

Two of the MWCD campgrounds, including Pleasant Hill, have the WhoaZone inflatable obstacle course set up in the lake.

This story originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal. Featured image from Pleasant Hill Lake Park.

Share this article

Modern Campground

Modern Campground

Modern Campground is the most innovative news source in the Outdoor Hospitality industry. We provide global news coverage for RV Park and Campground owners, operators, managers, and their team members.
You Are Here
Connect on Social Media
MC Fireside Chats
Latest Outdoor Hospitality News
Canada’s Economy Suffers Minor Setback on Oil Production
FCC Authorizes SpaceX to Offer Mobile Starlink Internet Service
RVs Fill Rincon Parkway Despite Record Gas Prices
MC Fireside Chats: Outdoor Hospitality Industry Experts to Jumpstart July with Open Discussion
Australian Caravan Industry Stays Strong Amid the Pandemic with Record Highs

© Modern Campground LLC. All Rights Reserved. Website Designed By Insider Perks

Stay Updated
Outdoor Hospitality News

Send this to a friend
Hi, you might find this article from Modern Campground interesting: Camping Gains Popularity Amid High Gas Prices, Inflation! This is the link: https://moderncampground.com/usa/ohio/camping-gains-popularity-amid-high-gas-prices-inflation/