This story appears in the Detroit Free Press. Maggie, from the KOA, owns the Newberry KOA on M-28 just east of the junction of M-28 and M-123.
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Unhappy campers: Weather, gas prices alter vacation plansDetroit Free Press - United States... the southeast Michigan area, and we're seeing more people camping in tents," he said. Herta added that more people are taking advantage of a DNR program ...
On a personal note;We are running about 28-32% occupancy in our 50 site park. Most of the time our 7 of our 8 full hook ups are occupied, usually a couple of water and electric sites and maybe 2-4 tent campers, so I guess things could be worse. I think any business owner is scared of what next season will bring. A lot of people just don't get that it IS a trickle down effect. If I have less campers, I have less income. For example, I (and others will spend less on groceries, which means Joe at the IGA might not be able to keep all his employees, which means someone gets fired or laid off. That person might not be able to make his or her car payments then with no job. You get the idea.
Are we headed for the "third world"??
2 weeks ago