A property that once was a potato farm and then became a gravel pit, is doing fine as an attractive RV park that includes park models, according The Waverley Sun in R.I.
The Timbercreek RV Resort opened in 1999 and has 200 spaces. The 40-by-80-plus foot lots are suitable for RVs or park models, the newspaper reports.
Eighty spaces at Timbercreek are occupied by park models.
The property was a farm until 1970, when Rhode Island officials needed gravel to build a new highway. Gravel was mined from a portion of the 150-acre site, but after the highway was completed, property owner Bob Crandall decided to transform the partially wooded parcel into “a verdant vacation destination,” The Sun reports.
In addition to woodlands and spaces for RVs and park models, Timbercreek also includes a swimming pool, catch-and-release fishing pond, playground, tennis and basketball courts, baseball field, hiking trails, meeting hall, arcade and camping/RV accessories store.
Among the Timbercreek residents profiled by The Sun is a recently retired couple from Connecticut who spend their summers at Timbercreek and winters in Florida.