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The Jenkins Organization Acquires Chesnut Bay RV Resort and Campground, Chesnut Bay Resort, and Pirate’s Bay Waterpark

March 28, 2022

Houston, TX – March 28, 2021 – THE JENKINS ORGANIZATION, INC. (TJO), has acquired Chesnut Bay RV Resort and Campground, Chesnut Bay Resort, and Pirate’s Bay Waterpark in Leesburg, Alabama. This acquisition marks TJO’s 12th RV resort since beginning the Great Escapes RV Resorts brand in 2019.

The expansive resorts are nestled in the stunningly beautiful hills of Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama with private, beachfront access to Weiss Lake, the crappie capital of the world. In addition to private beach access, these tree-covered resorts also offer three pools and two playgrounds. Located conveniently next door is the thrilling Pirate’s Bay Waterpark with tube slides, body slides, a water house, a splash pad, and mini golf. The campground will be renamed to Great Escapes RV Resort Chesnut Bay while the rental homes will remain Chesnut Bay Resort. Both resorts will be Family friendly and geared towards short-term vacationers. TJO plans to add even more amenities, including a jumping pillow, laser tag, golf cart rentals, Water Wars, food service, gem mining, as well as 30 more cabins and an expansion of RV sites. “We are pleased to add these exquisite properties to our portfolio, so Great Escapes RV Resorts can expand its offering of beautiful and entertaining backdrops for families to visit and make joyful memories to last a lifetime,” said Ricky Jenkins, President of The Jenkins Organization of Houston, Texas.

About The Jenkins Organization, Inc.
Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, The Jenkins Organization, Inc. is a Houston-based real estate investment and development firm specializing in the RV resort and self storage industries. The firm currently has an ownership portfolio of over 30 properties, with a market value in excess of $500 million. Learn more at: and


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