Socioeconomic Characteristics of Adirondack Campers
Abstract:To obtain unbiased estimates of socioeconomic characteristics of Adirondack campers, camper permits from four public camping areas in the Adirondack Forest Preserve of New York were compared. Each area had a different resident-zone pattern, but income-distribution pattern of campers was the same. Income was related to resident zone: as travel distance increased, so did the proportion of camping parties in the higher income group. Areas differed significantly in terms of party size and duration-of-stay patterns. Results suggest camping areas in the Adirondack recreation complex have individual characteristics affecting use-patterns and futnre studies should be directed toward exploring these possibilities.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Forester, Northeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Upper Darby, Pa.
Publication date: 1965-09-01
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