Contact Information

Jon Fisher

License: 471.020503 (IL) 18000549 (IN) 117228 (SC)

RV Park/Campground Details

  • Price: $2,100,000
  • Purchase Method: Cash, New Loan
  • Property ID: 1531814
  • Posted On: Oct 7, 2021
  • Updated On: Oct 7, 2021

Property Description

This gorgeous property includes 27.88 acres of lush grass, mature trees, three serene fishing ponds, and abundant wildlife (including a resident bald eagle).​ This is a perfect opportunity for an owner operator as well as a solid investment for those in the industry who have a management staff or team already in place.​ This park is located on the outskirts of Lafayette, IN (Home of Purdue University and it's 51,000 students).​ The park has over 170,000 residents within a 15-mile radius of its location (not including students).​ The park is also within an hour's drive of Indianapolis.​ Lafayette, IN is served by Interstate 65, as well as FIVE state highways which make getting to Big Fish'n Campground extremely convenient.​

This RV park was constructed back in 1960 as a fishing area.​ The RV park was introduced back in 1980.​ Today it includes 62 RV pads (47 seasonal 30 Amp full service, 8 seasonal 50 Amp full service, and 7 year round 50 Amp full service).​ The park also offers 6 electric only tent or smaller RV sites.​ The park has an office/general store near the entrance that sells/rents fishing equipment, fishing supplies, and miscellaneous snacks & drinks.​ The park sells firewood and also has a propane filling station on the premises.​ The roads through the park are gravel and are considered to be in extremely good shape.​ The park features a 20 x 40 saltwater swimming pool with bathrooms & showers.​ It also utilizes an electric gate system for both incoming and outgoing traffic.​ In addition to swimming in the pool and fishing for the kids, the park has an older set of playground equipment near the general store.​

This park also has a beautiful 3 bed/2 bath brick ranch home that sits at the entrance to the park.​ The office/general store area is connected to the house so you aren't committed to being in that area unnecessarily when guests are not present.​ The home features hardwood floors and exterior brick that were salvaged from an early 1900's elementary school that was located nearby.​ It has a large living room with windows overlooking the pond.​ It also has a huge deck as well as a fishing/swimming dock to the northside of the residence.​ It has an attached two car garage which also houses the park's own ice machine they use to make additional profit.​ The home also features a security system.​

I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the ponds and fishing.​.​.​You can't call a park Big Fish'n Campground if you don't talk about the fishing opportunities that this property offers.​ This park has three ponds that are fed by a creek and features three separate dams.​ The ponds are at three different elevations so that is how the water levels are managed.​ The area drains well and even handled an 11-inch storm a few years back that hit after the ground was already saturated with surface water.​ The 12-acres of ponds are flush with bass, bluegill, & catfish, and are stocked with 1,100 new fish every quarter.​ The fishing is presently limited to catch and release.​ Perhaps the most important aspect of the fishing is the REVENUE! The fishing brings in a great deal of income to the park and is the main reason that the owner purchased this property 25 years ago.​.​.​for another revenue stream.​ The park brought in over $41,000 for fishing fees and bait sales in 2020.​

The seller has done an excellent job of capturing income off of the current operation.​ As an engineer by trade he has also laid out the infrastructure in this park with the utmost precision and a solid game plan on improving the operation.​ The park has 4.92 acres northeast of the western pond that would be ideal for expansion.​ There is already 400 Amp 240 volt electrical service to this portion, in addition there is already a lift station to the septic system as well.​ The seller believes that for around $150,000 in infrastructure that the new owner could add 25-pads and increase the park income by approximately $120,000 annually.​ The park has been operated by a husband & wife team using no employees and very little outside help with an 8-month primary season, leaving quality time for the sellers to travel south during their off-season.​

Jon Fisher is a licensed realtor in the state of Indiana.​ His license number is #RB18000549.​ Jon Fisher is the designated managing broker for MR.​ LANDMAN, LLC.​ MR.​ LANDMAN, LLC is a registered realtor company in the state of Indiana #RC52000015.​

Location

Lafayette is a city in and is the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Lafayette is located 63 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 125 miles southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Club House
  • Manager Office
  • Bathhouse
  • Store
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Park Information

Number of RV Lots: 62
Year Built: 1980
Size: 27.9 acre(s)

Utility Information

Water: Well
Sewer: Septic

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