A Socioeconomic Profile of Recreationists at Public Outdoor Recreation Sites in Coastal Areas. Volume 4.




Leeworthy, Vernon R., and Dan Schruefer

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment, Ocean Assessments Division, Strategic Assessment Branch


This report summarizes information collected during the winter and spring of 1989 at four state parks, one national park and one national seashore in Florida and Texas. Tabular summaries of the following information are contained in this report: 1. socio-demographic profiles of users 2. type and extent of recreation activities engaged in 3. types and amount of expenditures on recreation activities 4. willingness to pay for park access 5. satisfaction ratings for various park attributes. Also included are detailed profiles of ten sites from the NOAA inventory of Public Recreation Areas and Facilities in Coastal Areas.


40 pgs.


coastal zone management, United States, public lands, recreational use, national parks and reserves, social aspects, outdoor recreation