A Socioeconomic Profile of Recreationists at Public Outdoor Recreation Sites in Coastal Areas. Volume 5.




Leeworthy, Vernon R., and Daniel S. Schruefer, and Peter C. Wiley

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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 summer of 1989 through surveys conducted at four state parks, one national park, three state beaches, and two county beaches in California, Orgeon, and Washington. 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.


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