Ocean City Today

Blue Water purchases property

Mar 01, 2018

(March 2, 2018) Blue Water Development, a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties, has purchased Flat Rock Bridge Campground in Lebanon, Maine.

This is the company’s first campground acquisition beyond the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

Blue Water took ownership of FRBC officially on Feb. 14 and plans minimal updates ahead of the seasonal opening in May. Updates include refreshed bathhouses, recreational zones and amenities, and a new logo and website which will now allow for online reservations.

“Throughout this first season, we’ll be learning what our guests enjoy about the Maine camping scene to determine future improvements,” Todd Burbage, co-owner for Blue Water, said. “Flat Rock is not only an opportunity to move into a new market, but an opportunity to be involved with a campground that embodies the true idea of family tradition. One of my favorite things about the property is that half of it is not Wi-Fi accessible, allowing families to truly unplug and reconnect.”

Flat Rock campers will see many familiar faces upon returning.

“We’re bringing back lots of staff favorites that campers have come to love over the years,” Burbage said. “Many staffers and their families grew up working here and it’s become sort of a family affair, which is a tradition we want to continue.”

The most rustic of the Blue Water campgrounds and featuring more than one mile of riverfront on the Salmon Falls River, FRBC takes the company’s campground portfolio beyond its coastal Maryland roots. Blue Water is currently in the process of purchasing a campground in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina.

Blue Water was also recently featured on an episode of the “Informed” series, highlighting its unique approach to resort-style camping.

FRBC is open to campers May 15 through Sept. 9 and will also offer select off-season availability. Reservations that are currently in the FRBC system will be honored this year. Learn more and book reservations at www.flatrockbridge.com.

Founded by Jack and Todd Burbage in 2002, Blue Water Development is a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties operating in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina.

Blue Water’s diverse portfolio includes three luxury RV resort properties: The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Millsboro, Delaware, KOA – Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Virginia, and Cape Charles/Chesapeake Bay KOA in Cape Charles, Virginia; five hotels: Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, The Commander Hotel and Aloft Hotel both in Ocean City, Maryland, Drifting Sands Hotel in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, and Fairfield Inn & Suites on Chincoteague Island; and three recreational venues: Blue Water Golf, Maui Jacks Waterpark in Chincoteague, Virginia, and Sea Rocket in Ocean City, Maryland.

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