A Schnecksville couple bought Indian Head Campground, Bloomsburg, with plans to upgrade the operation.
Jeff Barber of Lehigh Financial Group LLC arranged Small Business Administration financing to help Michael and Becky Shevlin purchase the 38-acre campground along the Susquehanna River and Fishing Creek for $1.3 million. The acquisition closed at the end of April.
The campground at 340 Reading Street, which has been in operation since 1976, offers primitive sites for tents, water and electric for RVs, and full hook up sites.
Becky Shevlin said their family loves to camp and, when COVID hit, they were looking for an opportunity to make such a purchase. When they saw this campground was available, they jumped. “It had a lot of space. And it was the perfect fit for us,” she said.
Shelly Wattles of Pine Creek Real Estate in Galeton was the listing and selling agent for the campgrounds.
Shevlin said they plan to add a pole barn to serve as an event center and to be used as storage. “We want to add more weekend activities to keep our guests entertained,” she said. The campground is “a nice fun family place, and we want to keep it that way,” she said.
The campground, named after a local rock out-cropping, is built on what had been a cornfield. Shevlin said the couple also plans to market the property more extensively than it had been. RV sites are available from May 1 to October 31.
The Shevlins’ legal counsel was Loren Speziale and Safa Ashrafi of Gross McGinley LLP in Allentown.