The Ultimate Campground Start-Up Checklist

1. Choose a location: It is important to choose a spot that has easy access, plenty of space and plenty of natural beauty.

2. Research laws and regulations: Make sure you are familiar with the local laws and regulations regarding campgrounds before you start.

3. Get the necessary permits: You will need to get the required permits for setting up a campground, such as zoning and health department approvals.

4. Buy or lease equipment: If you don’t already have camping gear, you will need to buy or lease it, such as tents, chairs, tables, and so on.

5. Design the layout: Think about the best way to layout your campground, including where to place tents, fire pits, restrooms, and more.

6. Set up restrooms and showers: Make sure you are compliant with local regulations regarding restroom facilities at your campground.

7. Create a campground rule book: Make sure all guests are aware of the rules before they arrive, including noise levels, safety regulations and more.

8. Market your campground: Start getting the word out about your new campground, using social media and other outlets to spread the news.

9. Hire staff: You can start small and hire just a few people, such as maintenance workers and camp counselors.

10. Set up an online reservation system: Make it easy for people to find your campground and make reservations online.

11. Prepare for emergencies: Ensure that you are prepared for any medical or safety emergencies that may arise at the campground.

12. Develop a maintenance schedule: Keep your campground looking great by developing a regular maintenance schedule.

13. Create an activity plan: Make sure there is plenty of fun activities for visitors to enjoy, such as guided hikes and nature walks.

14. Offer special discounts and packages: Give visitors extra incentive to book their stay by offering special discounts and packages.

15. Make sure you have adequate insurance: Ensure that your campground is adequately insured in case of any accidents or incidents.

16. Stay organized: Keep all paperwork and record-keeping up-to-date so that you don’t run into any problems in the future.

17. Celebrate your official opening: Host a grand opening party to celebrate your official launch, and invite friends, family and potential campers!