The Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association welcomes you to our professional trade association’s website. If you’re seeking a Colorado campground, glamping spot, or an RV park, please go to CampColorado.com.
CCLOA was created by campground owners for campground owners. We’re guided by a Board of Directors comprised of ‘regular members‘ from around Colorado. Even our Executive Director is a former campground owner.
We were established in 1969 when several Colorado campground owners met to discuss their businesses. Our programs are evaluated and modified annually. If you haven’t been a member recently then you might not realize what you’re missing!.
While we have some newly built Colorado campgrounds in our membership, we also still have continuing generations of some of our founding members.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of March 2020)
- President David Ozburn (Falcon Meadow RV Campground in Falcon)
- Vice President Ivan Mehlhaff (Bristlecone Lodge in Woodland Park)
- Secretary Carrie York (Golden Eagle Campground in Colorado Springs)
- Treasurer Cathy Harbick (Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins in Buena Vista)
- Executive Director Mary Arlington
CCLOA vs CAMP COLORADO
CCLOA is the name by which we discuss the association. The primary audience includes those in the outdoor hospitality industry, tourism industry, industry suppliers, and public affairs legislators and committees. Click here to see our Facebook posts.
Camp Colorado is the brand through which we market outdoor hospitality (camping, glamping, RVing, cabins, etc.) in Colorado. The primary audience is the outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy sleeping in an outdoors setting. Links: Facebook Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Flickr Blog
We are members of the Tourism Industry Association of Colorado. They are our primary connection to the state’s legislative affairs.
We also work very closely with the Colorado Tourism Office, especially in our marketing efforts. We’re also partnered with the Colorado Tourism Office efforts with Leave No Trace, known as the Care For Colorado Coalition.
We are partnered with the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC). Outdoor Hospitality Members pay their dues to CCLOA yet it includes full membership in both CCLOA and ARVC.
CCLOA played a very active role in the COVID-19 issues, starting in February (yes, before the stay-at-home orders were announced). Through the first half of the year, we coached our members on how to address issues and prepare for guests. When requested, we also assisted first-hand at the county level.
We invite you to the COVID-19 page where we share some of what has been shared in emails.
This video was recorded on 3/19/2020, in the midst of the global COVID-19 situation:
Please check out the information throughout this site, and contact us if we can be of further assistance.