Business were booming this holiday weekend.

Big Surf Waterpark owner Darin Keim tells KRMS News that despite COVID 19 concerns, this Labor Day weekend closed out one of the biggest crowds he’s seen in a few years.

Vacation rentals were sold out across the lake area as well, with next to no vacancy for the entire weekend.

Area boat gas docks report near record sales while boat and jet ski rentals were fully sold out throughout the weekend.

Keim says many of the vacationers indicated to him that they intend to not only return, but are looking to move here full time to escape the bigger cities.