Camping remains on the biggest draws for recreation activity in the United States. In 2010, nearly 40 million people went on a total of 515 million camping trips. The single biggest motivator for going camping is the joy of camping in and of itself, with 47% of adult campers reporting that in a survey.
Here are some quick statistics on camping and camping participants:
- Each camping participant, whether staying in a tent, RV, cabin, bivy, or yurt, spent an average of 15 days camping.
- Among current camping participants, 85% took their first trip between birth and 15 years of age.
- The average camper went on 5.4 camping trips in 2013.
There are different options when it comes to the shelter when camping. For instance, some choose to camp using tents. Others prefer RVs. Some choose a campground with cabin, to stay in the cabin while in the outdoors. Staying in the outdoors is the positive experience, regardless of shelter.
Motivations for camping are multi-faceted. Some are look for a vacation to recharge and get some rest before returning to the grind of a job. Some are looking to spend more time with their loved ones, as many state that their motivation for camping is to spend more time with their family. But still–it is the great outdoors that presents the biggest draw.
Camping even helps the U.S. economy. In 2014, consumers spent more than $1.5 billion on camping equipment, a large portion of which was on backpacks and sleeping bags. In 2013, in fact, the overall revenue from campgrounds and RV parks totaled nearly $5 billion. With the many options available to camp, one that sometimes gets overlooked is the cabin.
A campground with cabin is one that provides often not only the standard RV spaces or the general camp area but also the privacy of having a place a little set off from the rest. Cabins are great for having groups, where everyone can enjoy the outdoors but also have the privacy of being right next to another group.
A campground with cabin also offers all the enjoyable parts of nature. There are still lakes or trees or animals and the serenity of nature, but a cabin renter can have a sturdy roof over their heads, a kitchen, a working bathroom, and other amenities that other campers in the campground may lack.
A campground with cabin may involve either a local, state, or national park. Private campgrounds, including RV parks and other multifaceted private enterprises, may offer a similar situation as a campground with cabin. It is also possible to rent a cabin through a company such as Airbnb and find a nice location, whether it’s in the Smoky Mountains or out west.
Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway, to spend more time with family, to escape stress, or simply to enjoy the outdoors, camping is a great chance to get some peace of mind, sleep out under the stars, and enjoy nature.