Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

This page contains research on how climbing and other forms of outdoor recreation effect local economies.  Outdoor tourists and climbers spend money on accessing outdoor resources as well as on lodging, food, transport and other expenses.  The economic benefits of outdoor recreation are documented below. Research in outdoor recreation and tourism have been pushed as a way to grow economies.  The research is divided into climbing and outdoor recreation and the outdoor recreation is divided into studies on single recreational areas up to areas larger than states including national park or forest systems.


Outdoor Recreation
Research on state size or smaller regions:
Research on regions larger than states (* denotes papers including breakdowns by individual areas):
Kain Kutz,
May 31, 2017, 9:55 AM
Katie Goodwin,
Aug 26, 2016, 1:27 PM