The campground industry is growing rapidly, making it an ideal option for entrepreneurs interested in the outdoors. Starting small with rustic tent sites, owners can grow their business over time by adding RV parks and cabins to accommodate a growing consumer demand for camping experiences. A successful campground business can stand out by providing quality amenities such as clean restrooms, hiking trails, and community fire pits. Mike and Andrea Steele’s experience with starting their Camper’s Paradise campground in Sigel, Pennsylvania provides a useful guide for business owners. Starting with a good location and ensuring the necessary infrastructure such as water and septic is in place, owners can gradually expand their services to meet their customers’ needs. Financing options for a campground business can range from using income from rustic sites to applying for Small Business Administration loans. Grants and various marketing strategies can also help grow your business. Ultimately, campground business owners can expect to make an average of $75,000 annually, with costs varying depending on land and infrastructure needs.