State Parks: Camping Trends

Camping at Palmetto State Park

Camping at Palmetto State Park



This is Passport to Texas

The outdoor industry association conducts yearly surveys to determine the state of the outdoors. And our State Park Guide Bryan Frasier says: the results are in.

66– And we saw that camping is trending upward — even camping in state parks. Almost half of these reservations for overnight camping were done inside state parks. And what was maybe the most encouraging news of all was that people with young children are more likely to camp and go outdoors — significantly more, in fact. So that’s great for the future of something that all of us hold near and dear who love the outdoors. And that is: taking families…taking children out there. Letting them connect with nature and see the world and the discovery that we have here..from the wildlife..to cooking outdoors and spending some family time. And to see these statistics and data and know that more people are enjoying that, and the mission that we have here at Texas Parks and Wildlife is being understood on some level by people and that they are really starting to this outdoor lifestyle: tent camping, RV camping, cabins — it really doesn’t matter what it is. Just a hike through the woods… but those things are growing and catching on in ways that gives us reason to be encouraged.

Thanks, Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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