In a survey of 2,000 campgrounds and RV parks performed by, nearly two-thirds of respondents stated that their advanced bookings are up 50 percent over average for the 2021 camping season. Twenty-four percent see advanced bookings up over 80 percent for the same period.

“The outdoors and camping provide a safer alternative to other forms of travel and vacations,” stated Mark Koep, Founder and CEO of “We expect 2021 to be the year of camping with record numbers of Americans camping in tents, RVs and glamping accommodations.”

RV park and campground owners expect a surge in new campers in their parks and are adapting to provide for this audience.

“We are sold out every weekend through the middle of July,” stated Marcia Neese, owner of Riverwalk RV Park in Jonesville, NC. “Our guests are excited and happy to have a place to bring their RV.”

The survey results mirror data released by RVIA showing record RV sales and confirm that more people are buying and planning to use their RVs to go camping in 2021.

The survey was performed in a private Facebook group including 2,677 RV park and campground owners, managers and marketing members, with 381 recorded responses.

Photo courtesy Riverwalk RV Park