PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Things are looking up in the camping industry, a good indication that the economy is slowly turning around.
The 6th annual RV and Camping Show saw thousands this weekend. Some campgrounds say they're reservations are up nearly 20% from the last few years.
The industry was hit fairly hard by the mix of the economy and a few bad summers.
But this year, people seem to be booking early and often, even buying new and used RVs.
Most campgrounds in maine open in May, but with the nice weather, some campground owners say they may even open as early as this month.