Feature Article - June 2009
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A Look at Trends in Camps & Campgrounds

Economy & Attendance

Camps respondents were among those least likely to be expecting an increase in the number of people visiting their facilities in 2008 and 2009. From 2007 to 2008, 45.2 percent of camp respondents expect an increase in the number of people using their facilities, and from 2008 to 2009, 46.3 percent expect an increase, while 15.1 percent and 12.2 percent expect dropping numbers of visitors in those years. On the other hand, camps respondents were the most likely to expect an increase in their users in 2010, when 65.2 percent of respondents said they are anticipating an increase, and just 4.5 percent expect a drop. (See Figure 54.)