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 .

Crown Point Campground Becomes Strafford/Lake Winnipesaukee KOA

Tue Aug 23, 2016

Kampgrounds of America has announced that the Crown Point Campground has become the Strafford/Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA. The campground is owned by Jay and Kim Gagnon, who purchased it in 2002.

“We’re both from Massachusetts, and we decided to look up north,” Jay Gagnon says. “I’d actually always wanted to move to New Hampshire. When I was a kid, we’d go skiing and snowmobiling up here.”

In 2002, they found the Crown Point Campground. The location was ideal; just south of scenic Lake Winnipesaukee and within a few hours’ drive of Boston. Its condition was less so, however. Built in 1970, it was beginning to show its age and lacked the amenities campers wanted.

“When we bought it, Crown Point was almost 100 percent seasonal,” Jay says. “There were only ten overnight sites, and none of them had hookups.”

As soon as the sale was complete, they went to work.

Today, the Strafford/Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA features back-in sites with full hookups and either 50/30- or 30/20-amp service. Deluxe Cabins with private bathrooms, as well as grassy tent sites with water and electric also are popular camping options. Amenities include a sparkling swimming pool, H20 Fun Zone & Water Park, playground, fishing in the on-property pond, wagon rides, boat rentals, fully-stocked store and a rec hall with games and seating area.

Jay and Kim firmly believe in offering high quality camping for both individuals and families and continue to focus their efforts on having a safe place where guests can stay and escape from the worries of everyday life.

“We came from the city, where you don’t even let your kids play in the front yard,” Jay says. “Here they can run around and enjoy themselves.”

Located at 79 First Crown Point Road, the Strafford/Lake Winnipesaukee South, New Hampshire 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 May 12 through Oct. 12.

For more information, call 603-332-0405 or visit www.koa.com. Reservations may be made online or by calling 800-562-5141.