Accession Number : ADA181326

Title :   Natural Resources Research Program: Guidelines for Determining Key Indicators of Recreation Use.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Waring,Michael R.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Preference data for campsites were obtained from campers at five Corps of Engineers lakes. Findings across the five lakes indicated that, in general, campers select sites vased on (a) the presence of utilities, (b) the quality, closeness, and number of obstacles to the sanitary facilities, (c) the distance to and view of the lake, and (d) the amount of shade or canopy closure. These key indicators can be used by both managers and planners to predict visitation pattern, to influence the use of specific sites by a particular group or type of user, to modify the amount of visitation between underused and overused sites, and to determine how and where limited manpower funds can best be spent in building or modifying sites. These indicators can also be used to justify differential fee structures for different sites. keywords: Campsite preferences, Recreation use, Visitor preferences.

Descriptors :   *LAKES, *NATURAL RESOURCES, *RECREATION, *SITE SELECTION, INDICATORS, MANPOWER, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, BARRIERS, CANOPIES, SANITARY ENGINEERING, SITES, USER NEEDS, UTILIZATION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE