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Activity-Related Differences in Campsite Preference: Potential Causes and Implications for Management

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The relationship between recreation activity and campsite preference was studied using a survey of wilderness visitors. It was expected that participants in different activities would differ in their preferences for campsite attributes. The attributes considered most important by wilderness visitors who engaged in mountain climbing were different from those of visitors whose primary activity was camping or hiking. Smaller differences were found between hikers and campers. Management actions that limit use of campsites having certain attributes therefore may have disproportionate impacts on participants in some activities. West. J. Appl. For. 6(3):78-81.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

Publication date: July 1, 1991

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