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(March 8, 2018) -- The number of camper nights at Oregon’s 57 state park campgrounds hit a new high in 2017 with 2.78 million visits. It was the third straight record-breaking year, narrowly edging the 2016 total of 2.74 million.

SALEM, Ore. — Despite concern about increased screen time and a lack of nature in the modern diet, Oregonians are going camping more than ever.

The number of camper nights at Oregon’s 57 state park campgrounds hit a new high in 2017 with 2.78 million visits. It was the third straight record-breaking year, narrowly edging the 2016 total of 2.74 million.

Outdoor recreation was something of a mix in 2017, with August’s solar eclipse bringing additional people to the outdoors, while the wildfires often kept them indoors.

Read the full story from Statesman Journal.

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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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