OR: 15 most popular campgrounds

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.

Rebecca Smith

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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