You must check with all of the local jurisdictions beginning with the City and/or County where the property is located. Zoning designations and rules vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you have no experience in development, best to partner with an experienced and knowledgeable developer who can put together a team to help you do it correctly. You will be dealing with such issues as water, waste disposal, electrical, density (how many units is allowable given the amount of land you have and the zoning density regulations).
Why not sell or ground lease to one of the national RV park developers like Good Sam? They deal with the headaches, you get the income. If you have a considerable amount of equity in the land, you can offer to carry back the payments at an interest rate that will bring you more with fewer headaches than becoming a first-time developer and operator. If you want to learn the business, you can offer to do a joint venture with the RV park developer/operator. Just be sure you have your own attorney to represent you to protect you against the big guys.
Jan 21, 2012