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Socioeconomic Characteristics of Adirondack Campers

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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: September 1, 1965

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