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Camping in Utah increased 77 percent in 6 years to 2020, despite Covid

October 31, 2021

A new survey shows a major increase in camping on national public lands in the past decade, with a notable spike during the pandemic. The estimated occupancy for reserved campsites in Utah in the summer months has seen a 77% increase from 2014 to 2020.

Tyler McIntosh, conservation and research manager at The Center for Western Priorities and the report’s author, said interest in the great outdoors has exploded in recent years. Big News Network