Your Trusted Partner for Campground & RV Park Loans in Wisconsin & Illinois

At Blackhawk Bank, we understand the challenges, as well as the opportunities of running a campground or an RV park in different areas of Wisconsin and Illinois. We also know that you deserve a rewarding, enjoyable, and profitable experience when running your business. That’s why we make our banking relationships easy as well as useful. We’ll listen to your special requirements and offer different solutions for your current and future business needs. We’ll help your campground or RV park remain competitive with favorable campground, RV park, and SBA loans.

Discover a wide range of suitable financing options

We keep good track of all the financial trends regarding running campground and RV parks in Illinois and Wisconsin, having a selection of suitable financial solutions at the ready. Our bankers work with you to choose the most appropriate type of loan that would help you meet the ever-changing demands of your guests. Additionally, we keep your unique market position and goals in mind, bringing you ideas you can rely on and building mutual trusts. From different types of SBA loans to other specialty solutions, we offer full-service assistance and guidance.

Get tailored solutions & ensure stable growth of your business

Blackhawk Bank helps you through the different stages of setting up and running your business in Wisconsin and Illinois. We offer both SBA and specialized conventional loans that suit your current needs. First, we offer RV park and campground loans to help you with the acquisition of a property suitable for the start of your business. From there, we also offer tailored solutions to business owners looking to develop their business either through property expansion or acquisition of new equipment. Finally, we can help you refinance your existing loan, granting you the financial boost your business requires.

We handle SBA loans for campground or RV parks in Wisconsin and Illinois

Our bank helps you secure different types of specialized SBA loans tailored to the requirements of your campground and RV park business. Our bankers are familiar with the ins and outs of the Small Business Administration loans, having the knowledge and expertise required to help you through the process. With our assistance, you can easily and efficiently secure funding for your business through one of the two specialized types of SBA loans:
  1. SBA 7(a) solution for campgrounds and RV parks

This type of Small Business Administration loan allows you to secure finances to purchase land and build brand-new facilities on their property. You can also use this loan to purchase an existing business in Wisconsin and Illinois within your line of work, such as a campground or an RV park, refinance your debt or repair your capital. Finally, you can also use an SBA loan for campground and RV parks to acquire new technology, supplies, furniture, machinery, and other essential equipment. At Blackhawk Bank, we offer assistance throughout the process until the favorable resolution of your application.
  1. SBA 504 solution for campgrounds and RV parks

Certified Development Loans are more specific than 7(a) SBA loans. They help owners of campgrounds and RV parks in Wisconsin and Illinois secure financing for purchasing land, expanding your existing business, as well as purchasing parking lots, utilities, and making other improvements your business requires. This loan also ensures the funding required for modernizing or converting some of your existing facilities. However, the SBA 504 loan isn’t for refinancing and repairing credit. We’ll help you successfully navigate the process and ensure you receive the funding you need.

What separates us from other banks in Wisconsin & Illinois

We understand the nuances of operating this type of business in Illinois and Wisconsin, which is essential for providing you with a specialized campground and RV park loans, or SBA loan that suits your requirements. However, we also offer different alternative payment plans and fully customizable financial terms that suit your current financial situation. Additionally, we ensure a fast approval process, as well as comprehensive fraud prevention. Finally, we can provide assistance with website and online marketing strategies, perform human resources consulting, help you with business transitions, and explore different campground rentals in the area to find the most appropriate one for you. We’re your one-stop bank for a full-service approach to all your business-related needs.

We partner with the leading institutions

Our bank has partnered with some of the leading institutions in your industry, allowing us to provide a range of specialized RV park and campground loans to clients in Wisconsin and Illinois. This is how we remain in step with all the latest advancements in this field and what gives us the knowledge necessary to advise you on the best path forward regarding your financial situation. Some of our reputable partners are:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a campground business?

If you’re looking to start a campground business in Wisconsin or Illinois, you first have to think about securing financing for your endeavor. This is where Blackhawk Bank can help you. We offer different types of campground financing solutions, including RV park or campground loans, as well as SBA loans you can use to kick start your business.

Once you secure the required amount of financing for your campground, there are other aspects to consider, including:

  • Planning out your campground, together with ongoing and startup costs, your target market, business model, chagrin method, and other relevant details.
  • Forming a legal entity in the form of a certain business structure, such as a limited liability company, corporation, partnership, or proprietorship.
  • Registering your new business for taxes according to the type of company you’ve founded.
  • Opening a business credit card and a bank account with a reputable provider such as Blackhawk Bank.
  • Setting up all the essential details regarding your business accounting.
  • Obtaining all the required licenses and permits for your campground according to local, state, and federal licensing requirements.
  • Getting insurance for your business.
  • Clearly defining your brand and making it stand out.

What kind of loan do I need for a campground?

The best way to choose the most suitable type of regular or SBA loans for your campground or RV park business in Wisconsin or Illinois is to consult experienced bankers who’ve been providing such services for many years.

At Blackhawk Bank, we work according to your specific needs and requirements to help you obtain either a conventional line of credit or apply for a specialized SBA loan. This way, we ensure you secure the financing you need in a quick, easy, and efficient manner.

How do you finance an RV park?

There are several aspects you have to pay attention to when considering how to finance your RV park in Illinois or Wisconsin. When it comes to securing the necessary funds, it’s best to opt for a specialized campground and RV park loan, or an SBA financing option.

However, there are other expenses associated with running an RV park that you have to keep in mind. These include:

  • Taking care of the down payment
  • Securing additional cash for general operating expenses
  • Ensuring you have additional financing for potential expansion and development

How do I find a bank for my RV and campground park loan?

When you’re looking to secure a loan for your RV park and campground business in Illinois and Wisconsin, it’s important to choose a reputable bank that will not only provide the loan, but also advise you on how to choose the best financing solution.

Pay attention to the following criteria before making your decision:

  • See whether the bank offers start-to-finish support for the duration of your process.
  • Choose a bank that partners with relevant institutions connected to RV parks and campgrounds.
  • Find a bank that offers different types of loans, including SBA options.
  • Look for a bank with many years of experience providing services you require.
  • Hire a bank that offers other additional services, such as business transition planning, alternative payment plans, and tailored financial terms.

What’s more, make sure to choose a bank that offers the following additional services and benefits:

  • Custom financial terms
  • Alternative payment options and plans
  • Fast process of approval
  • Protection against fraud
  • Merchant services and treasury management
  • Advisory services for your online strategies and website management
  • Consulting services regarding your human resources
  • Succession and business transition planning

Who offers easy & efficient conventional and SBA loans for campground & RV parks in Wisconsin & Illinois?

Blackhawk Bank specializes in different types of business banking services in Wisconsin, and Illinois. Our bankers can advise you on the most suitable financial option for your campground and RV park business. We ensure a convenient, fast, and custom-made service.

We have more than a 100 years of experience and ample professional success. We’re here to help you choose the right type of loan for your campground or RV park. Our bankers offer comprehensive guidance from the moment you contact us to the moment you receive your financing. Give us a call today and make the first step toward a better future for your business.

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Phil Whitehead, Market President in Janesville, Wisconsin

Phil Whitehead, CExP™
Janesville Market President
2525 Milton Avenue, Suite 100 JanesvilleWI  53545

Direct: 608.713.1997 | Cell: 608.290.8227 | Toll-free: 800.209.2616 Ext. 3503 

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Kim Lantta, Vice President, Treasury Management

2525 Milton Avenue, Suite 100 JanesvilleWI 53545

Direct: 608.473.1391
Cell: 608.247.8218
Toll-free: 800.209.2616 Ext. 3505

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