RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

New Owners of Onawa/Blue Lake KOA Making Family Changes to Campground

Mon Aug 22, 2016

147188283842388.jpgWith two young children, it’s no surprise that Angela and Kelly Lyons, the new owners of the Onawa/Blue Lake KOA, already are making plans to make their property ready for family-friendly adventures.

“Our kids are five and seven,” Angela Lyons says. “We call them our playground managers.”

The couple are both originally from Iowa and wanted to stay close to their families; in fact, the campground was previously owned by Kelly’s mother and stepfather. Angela, a former loan officer and Kelly, an IT professional, didn’t make the decision to buy it immediately, however. It was on the market for nearly five years before the Lyons decided to purchase it.

“Buying the campground was good timing for us,” Angela says. “Scheduling-wise, we thought this might be the best option for our family.”

The Onawa/Blue Lake KOA features spacious pull-through and back-in RV Sites with up to 50-amp service and either full or partial hookups. Air conditioned Camping Cabins and Tent Sites also are popular options with campground guests. Amenities include a swimming pool, bike rentals, paddle boat rentals and fishing.

“We’re already planning to add Patio Sites and Cabins, and expand down the road,” Angela says. “We’re also adding some activities to make it a place that families will want to visit.”

Located at 21788 Dogwood Avenue, the Onawa/Blue Lake KOA is one of 490 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds in the Kampgrounds of America system in the U.S. and Canada. It is open April 15 through Oct. 15. The campground was awarded the 2016 KOA Founder’s Award for world-class customer service and the 2016 KOA President’s Award for meeting exceptional quality standards.

For more information, call 712-423-1633 or visit www.koa.com. Reservations may be made online or by calling 800-562-4182.