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77 million Americans go camping

(Aug. 10, 2018) -- Nearly two-thirds, or 61 percent, of households in the U.S. include at least one person who camps, according to Kampgrounds of America's 2018 North American Camping Report, and the number of households who camp at least once a year increased 20 percent between 2014 and 2017.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Camping is one of the most affordable ways to enjoy the last few weeks of summer, and Americans are increasingly embracing the hobby. Nearly two-thirds, or 61 percent, of households in the U.S. include at least one person who camps, according to Kampgrounds of America’s 2018 North American Camping Report, and the number of households who camp at least once a year increased 20 percent between 2014 and 2017.

The number of households with people who camp at least three times per year or more increased a whopping 64 percent between 2014 and 2017. And of the 77 million American households with at least one camper, 2.6 million are new to the pastime, KOA reports.

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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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