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Attributes affecting campsite selection at two types of campgrounds in the Adirondack Park

Author(s):

Kye-Young Choi
Chad P. Dawson

Year:

2003

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 94-101

Description

This study compared the important attributes affecting campers' decisions in selecting their preferred campsites at two different types of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) campgrounds in the Adirondack Park. Mail surveys were sent to campers using six NYSDEC campgrounds (three less-developed campgrounds and three more-developed campgrounds) in 2000. Of the 240 surveys mailed, 13 were undeliverable and 116 were returned (51.1% response rate). A weighted attribute approach (WAA) was conducted to better understand the relative importance of campsite attributes for Adirondack campers when selecting their preferred campsites. Among the 17 campsite attributes, four attributes had statistically significant differences in terms of importance between the respondents from less and more-developed campgrounds. The weighted importance of these attributes was evaluated using the importance-performance analysis (IPA) technique.

Citation

Choi, Kye-Young; Dawson, Chad P. 2003. Attributes affecting campsite selection at two types of campgrounds in the Adirondack Park. In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 94-101

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