4 Ways Your Campground Can Bring In Extra Cash

1. Showers and Laundry

Whether you’ve been hiking, fishing or just sitting around a fire all week, a shower and fresh clothes are a total necessity. Offering coin-operated showers, washers and dryers will provide convenience for campers and a source of passive income for you. The best part is you’ll never need to leave the park to cash in your change - just tell campers that you have quarters and they’ll bring the cash directly to you.

 Lets face it... camping can be dirty and smelly. Most people don't like to be either. 

Lets face it... camping can be dirty and smelly. Most people don't like to be either. 

2. Vending Machines

Having a vending machine can be profitable in almost any situation but they can be especially profitable at a campground. With a customizable machine, you could sell not only drinks and snacks but toiletries for the showers, bug spray or anything else you think campers might want. The options are endless.

3. Rent Out Vehicles

Depending on the location and size of your campground you have many options to offer campers. You could invest in golf carts for inside the park, ATV’s for off roading, bicycles or maybe even a horse. Having something unique can make your campground more attractive and bring in plenty of extra cash

4. Recycling

Although only a few states offer financial incentives for recycling, there are still many recycling companies across the country that offer cash for recyclables. With some states offering up to 15 cents per bottle this can really add up. All you have to do is place bins throughout the campground and wait. Plus, it’s good for the environment.

 It is pretty simple. Campers like beer. Beer cans and bottles can be recycled giving you $$$. 

It is pretty simple. Campers like beer. Beer cans and bottles can be recycled giving you $$$. 

5. Online Reservations

People are used to using sites like Orbitz or hotel websites to book reservations. If you do not have a way to book online, you need one. Either through your website or via a platform like Bonfire.com, accepting online reservations will bring you more traffic and customers.