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Welcome to the Mississippi Association of Campground Owners (MACO)!

We’re currently working to develop a state association that supports the RV park and campground owners and operators of Mississippi, in partnership with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), that provides local resources, discounts, advocacy at all levels, networking, increased exposure and more for Mississippi RV park and campground owners.

Advocacy

There has never been a more important time to have a common voice in Mississippi and nationally on policies that can affect the RV and camping industry and our businesses directly. You don’t have time to review every new piece of legislation, but we want to give you a voice in how these regulations, tax changes, etc. at the state level affect your business. With the help of ARVC’s government affairs team, here are some examples of current issues on our radar:

  • Recently in Biloxi, the local government tried to implement a 3% road tax. Through local contacts Marques Thomas (owner of Majestic Oaks RV Resort) has with legislators and a collaborative effort, this initiative was stopped.
  • Campgrounds do not pay into the occupancy taxes that fund Visit Mississippi – but it seems local and state government are realizing how valuable the RV park and campground industry is in our state. Learn more about the economic contributions of Mississippi’s RV and Campground industry here.

Networking

The Mississippi Association of Campground Owners will host an annual state conference to network, idea share and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and regulations with fellow Mississippi campground owners. In 2021, we will gather at:

Louisiana ARVC’s Annual State Conference (LARVC) Mar 1-2, 2021 at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Roberts, LA

MACO members will also benefit from networking at a national level through our partnership with ARVC:

Marketing

We desire to provide future Mississippi Association of Campground Owners members with:

  • Increased consumer exposure with local Convention Visitor Bureau’s and Chambers of Commerce;
  • Inclusion in the Mississippi Tourism Association’s marketing and advertising efforts;
  • Creation of a Mississippi Camping Guide to distribute in Visitor Centers, at RV shows, direct mailers, etc.; and
  • Creation of an online listing of active Mississippi Campground Owners Association member-parks on the campmississippi.us website.

MACO members will also benefit from marketing at a national level through our partnership with ARVC:

  • GoCampingAmerica.com is a consumer-facing website and mobile app, as well as the database for GoRVing.com, and helps market ARVC member-parks to the more than 25 million Americans who travel by RV each year.

National ARVC

Future membership with the Mississippi Association of Campground Owners will also give member-parks access to the following National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) benefits:

Already an ARVC member? We have a plan for your transition to dual membership if desired.

Get Involved

If you have a desire to be a Mississippi Association of Campground Owners member or even to get involved in the formation of the association, please reach out to us at (228) 217-4200.

Contact Info:

Mississippi Association of Campground Owners Administrator | Marques Thomas | Marques40402@gmail.com | (228) 217-4200

National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) | jaqueline.gloria@arvc.org | (303) 681-0401

Camping Directory:

See a listing of RV Parks/Resorts and Camping Destinations in Mississippi.

Contact Us

Marques Thomas

marques4042@gmail.com
(228) 217-4200