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Friday, June 14, 2024

New campground opens next to Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

A new campground next to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion has officially opened.

The brand-new RV campground, which offers a total of 66 spots, will allow more event holders, participants, and attendees to stay on-site during multi-day events at the pavilion.

The new recreational vehicle campground next to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion will open in the coming weeks. (Photo: April 2024)
The new recreational vehicle campground next to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion is now open. (Photo: Marion County Public Relations)

Each site is fully outfitted with water, sewer, power, and broadband.

According to Marion County Public Relations, funding for the campground was a joint venture between the county and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, with the latter providing grant funding that covered more than 30% of the construction costs.

The county expects the campground to generate over $1 million in revenue by its fifth year in operation.

Pavilion Manager Christen Milligan stated that the new RV campground is “certainly a long time coming.”

The RV campground has been under construction for several months (Photo: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion RV Campground - August 2023)
Construction crews at work on the RV campground in August of 2023. (Photo: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion RV Campground)

Milligan added that the campground’s additional space will lead to more event participants and larger sponsorship opportunities.

In addition, the campground’s increased size is expected to attract more visitors to the pavilion, thus increasing the facility’s economic impact on Marion County.

The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion is located at 2232 NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala. For more information, contact the pavilion via phone (352-671-8600) or email (selp@marionfl.org).