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A Washington state RV park, featuring several scenic waterfront sites, has devised an incentive plan to curb the annual migration of “snowbirds” heading south for the winter, according to a report in the Peninsula Daily News.
Point Hudson RV Park, owned and operated by the Port of Port Townsend, is offering one month’s free rent to RVers who reside at the park from October through March. Port officials see the offer as a way of increasing the number of visitors who stay through the winter.
The park’s main attraction is its location facing Admiralty Inlet at the northeastern tip of Port Townsend. It occupies the northern beach of Point Hudson Marina, which is filled with wooden ships and other classic boats.
“As part of the deal, the guests who camp at the marina from October to April would receive the sixth month free after paying for the first five,” said Facilities Manager Jim Pivarnik.
The port is hoping to make better use of the RV spots that tend to generate waiting lists in the summer, but remain unused in the winter.
“There is still a lot of demand for the waterfront RV sites for the winter,” Pivarnik said.
So far, the Port has received four reservations for the sixth-month-free deal. A realistic goal is 12, Pivarnik said, though the officials would like to have the park filled.