Accession Number : ADA140532

Title :   Recreation Research Program. Summary of the 1982 Campground Receipt Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Curtis,G L

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Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This report describes the collection and summarization of the 1982 (calendar year) CRS data. It also compares the 1982 data with previously collected CRS data to examine trends in visitor characteristics. The data collected include visitor characteristics (e.g. length of stay and group size), vehicle type, and camping and other recreation equipment (e.g. power boats and bicycles) used by fee campers. The CRS data are collected at 15 Corps lakes throughout the country. During 1982, a total of 149,576 CRS fee receipts were collected at the 67 fee campgrounds located at these lakes. The CRS data presented here represent the best available nationwide sample of descriptive characteristics of visitors to Corps fee campgrounds. The resulting data base could be used effectively at all levels within the Corps to examine current use patterns and to monitor and evaluate changes in visitor characteristics if collected over a representative time period. Several practical applications of the data base demonstrate the types of information that can be extracted: evaluation of the use of electric hookups; determination of market areas of projects and/or recreation areas by using a FORTRAN program developed to identify county of origin of visitors to an area; estimation of volume of fee receipts issued; determination of use of campsites, recreation areas, and projects; and comparison of increases in user fees with area visitation and occupancy rates.

Descriptors :   *Recreation, Army Corps of Engineers, Reservoirs, Land areas, Facilities, Utilization, Surveys, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE