The Rusk, Tex., City Council decided last week to apply for a Kampgrounds of America (KOA) franchise as part of an effort to develop an RV campground at a nearby state park, according to the Jacksonville Daily Progress.
Officials in the east-Texas town of Rusk,are willing to pay the $10,000 KOA initial franchise fee to get an RV park built to serve visitors of Jim Hogg State Park.
Rusk officials believe at least three other nearby communities are trying to persuade KOA of Billings, Mont., to develop campgrounds near them. But Rusk officials believe they now are at the head of the line because they have allocated the money to pay the franchise fee, the newspaper reported.
If KOA chooses the Rusk site, the 500-location campground chain would build the facility to its specifications, provide national advertising support and keep 10% of the campground’s revenue as a franchise fee, the Daily Progress reported.