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More U.S. ethnic groups enjoying camping

(May 2, 2016) -- Outdoor planners have worried about the lack of ethnic diversity at parks and trails for years.Their efforts to get African-Americans, Hispanic and Asian-Americans outdoors seem to be paying off.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Outdoor planners have worried about the lack of ethnic diversity at parks and trails for years.

Their efforts to get African-Americans, Hispanic and Asian-Americans outdoors seem to be paying off.

The new 2016 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study supported by Kampgrounds of America, shows that more than one million North American households started camping last year. Of those new campers, 18 percent were African-American, 11 percent were Hispanic and 44 percent are millennials.

To read the full story by The Salt Lake Tribune, click here.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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