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Guy Harvey Outpost to put resort-style RV park in Holiday

HOLIDAY — Southwestern Pasco County will soon host a fishing-themed RV park, combining two of Floridians' favorite recreational pastimes.

The 46-acre park — which should cost about $15 million to build and will feature "resort-style amenities" alongside 340 paved RV lots for sale, each supplemented by 100 amp electrical service — will sit just north of the county border in Holiday near where the Anclote River empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

The park, scheduled to open in early 2017, is owned by Elite Resorts but will be part of the Guy Harvey Outpost portfolio, a hotel and resort company bearing the name of the famous wildlife artist and conservationist.

"We like to say our brand is fishing, diving and discovery," said Guy Harvey Outpost president Mark Ellert. "We're excited about moving into the RV world.

"We're going to bring the professional hotel mind-set and operating paradigms to an industry that just hasn't seen it," Ellert said.

The Guy Harvey Outpost label already has a presence in the Tampa Bay area with a full-size resort on St. Pete Beach. The brand has other hotels in Florida and smaller locations in the Bahamas, Panama and the Galapagos. Ellert says the company plans to build more RV parks between the company's bigger destinations and beyond, up the Atlantic coast and around the Gulf Coast into Texas.

The Holiday location is the second Guy Harvey Outpost RV park under development. A location near Lake Okeechobee, also owned by Elite Resorts, is under construction. Scheduled to open in 2018, that park will feature a recreation lodge, rental cabins and RV lots for sale starting at about $45,000.

Contact Josh Solomon at (813) 909-4613 or [email protected] Follow @josh_solomon15.

Guy Harvey Outpost to put resort-style RV park in Holiday 01/12/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:33pm]
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