Reversing trend, camping in US NPs soars in popularity

A more welcoming atmosphere combined with the National Park Service’s centennial celebration could pay short- and long-term dividends in national parks, as campers were drawn to more parks in 2016 and say they intend to increase their frequency of camping this year – with national parks again as the top planned destination.

Overall, 3 in 10 U.S. campers said the Park Service’s 100th anniversary got them to visit a park they would not have otherwise, with millennials the most likely to do so, according to the 2017 North American Camping Report, the third annual survey conducted by Cairn Consulting Group and sponsored by Kampgrounds of America.

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