Camping in illinois

Family camping trips are a classic way of vacationing on a budget — or in luxury — and getting some quality time with family and friends. In fact, you may have had a few family camping vacations yourself when you were younger. Maybe you’ve even decided to make this a vacation tradition for your own family now! But you probably don’t realize just how popular family camping trips really are. Take a look at the numbers below and you’ll see what we mean!

42.5 million: The number of people who went camping in 2011.

534.9 million: The number of individual camping days that Americans took in 2011.

70%: The percentage of campers who like to include their friends in family camping trips (because let’s be honest, there’s only so much quality time one can take with family members!)

87%: The percentage of campers who say that they like to engage in multiple outdoor activities during their camping trips, with hiking being the most popular outdoor activity by far.

70%: The percentage of camping trips that are held in public campgrounds. There’s definitely a sense of camaraderie in family campgrounds that makes any family camping trip so much more fun.

191 miles: The average length that families typically travel in order to reach their campsites. It’s no secret that everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to location and type of camping, and this can make all the difference when you go on a trip.

Regardless of whether you prefer to camp in tents or in lodges, in the winter or in the summer, there’s no denying that a family camping trip is one of the best ways to spend time with your loved ones.

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