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Title: 1978 national camping market survey

Author: LaPage, Wilbur F.; Cole, Gerald L.;

Date: 1979

Source: Res. Pap. NE-450. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 34p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: This report summarizes the major findings of a 1978 nationwide camping market survey, and compares them with those of similar surveys conducted in 1971 and 1973. It documents recent trends in camping and in the composition of the camping market, and compares camping demand with the available supply of developed campsites. The active camping market in 1978 included 17.5 million households, up from 14.3 million in 1973. However, the number of former campers exceeded the number of active camping households for the first time in 1978. The average growth of the active camping market continues to be about twice that of new households in the United States, though that growth is down sharply from the late 1960's and early 1970's. Currently active campers use about 60 percent of the available campsites.

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LaPage, Wilbur F.; Cole, Gerald L. 1979. 1978 national camping market survey. Res. Pap. NE-450. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 34p.


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