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    Author(s): Gerald L. Cole; Wilbur F. LaPage
    Date: 1980
    Source: In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 165-177.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    This paper summarizes the results from industry sources and several regional and national camping market surveys conducted between 1960 and 1979. Growth of the industry, together with pricing practices, energy impacts and occupancy data was also examined. By 1978, the number of inactive campers outnumbered active campers nationwide with persons less than 30 showing the greatest tendency to become inactive. Growth of the industry slowed in the 1970's, but franchised campgrounds provided an increased share of sites. A decline in campground occupancy was noted in 1979 and appeared to be correlated with gasoline shortages.

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    Cole, Gerald L.; LaPage, Wilbur F. 1980. Camping and RV travel trends. In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 165-177.

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