Let's Enjoy the Outdoors

“In 2011, outdoor recreation reached the highest participation level in the past five years. Nearly half of the U.S. population enjoyed various forms of outdoor recreation. That equates to a total of 141.1 million Americans, thousands more participants than 2010.”*


When outdoor participants use technology to search for outdoor information, they are
most likely to use a desktop or laptop computer. Sixty-six percent of participants ages 18
to 24 and 62 percent of those ages 25 to 44 use a laptop to search for outdoor information.
Participants ages 45 and older are more likely to use a desktop.


Among other Statistics found in the Outdoor Foundation Report* are:
  • Sixty-seven percent of participants camped the most in public campgrounds.
  • The average camper went on 4.97 camping trips.
  • Participants traveled a mean of 190.6 miles away from home to camp.
  • Almost half of all American campers plan their trips at least one month in advance. 

The most popular place to make a camping reservation is at one of America’s more than 7,000 state parks. Of those that made camping reservations during their last camping trip, almost half made the reservation at a state park

*These are just a few of the statistics found in the Outdoor Foundation’s 2012 American Camper Report. The 59 page report is the leading report in the United States tracking camping participation. The study was sponsored by The Coleman Company, Inc and by Kampgrounds of America Inc.