From the owners, Lynn & Brian Shickler...
After a three year search for the “perfect” campground, we purchased Forest Ridge in January of 2010. We both come from the Erie, PA area, and after experiencing a corporate takeover, we decided we wanted to find work that we could do together again. After all, working together is how we met!
Lynn grew up camping, and had always wanted to own a campground. We had done some camping together, so we started to explore our options. After attending a three day seminar entitled, “So, you think you want to buy a campground….” in Knoxville, TN, we were off on our search!
Our boundaries were that we wanted to stay east of the Mississippi River and north of Florida …. We traveled down to Georgia, out to Tennessee, and up to Maine, and looked at literally hundreds of campgrounds in search of the “perfect campground”…. And found the “perfect campground” in our own back yard!
So, Brian gave up his contracting business, and in 2012 Lynn eventually “retired” from her position as a Human Resources Director in Erie, and “we loaded up the truck and we moved to Beverly” ….. or, actually, Marienville!
Brian’s ability to “fix anything on a shoestring”, and Lynn’s administrative abilities, make the campground “work”. But, the best part is that we both really enjoy our guests! This is the perfect gig for us, as we get to visit with people, enjoy the kids, and live in a piece of God’s heaven on earth. We are truly blessed people, and we invite you to come share that with us! Try us for a weekend …. become a part of the Forest Ridge Family for life!
We look forward to seeing you pull in the driveway!