Camping Makes Dollar$ and Sense

Bernhard, Douglas; Tompkins, Jessica
June 2011
New York State Conservationist;Jun2011, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p11
The article discusses the economic benefits of camping in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) public campgrounds for both vacationers and local business owners. Figures show that more than 1.6 million visitors go to the campgrounds located in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves annually. Revenue from tourism is said to enable local business owners to employ local people and further help their community. Camping's increasing popularity as a family vacation is also attributed to its cost-effectiveness.


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