More than 15 million households plan to camp in July, which is nearly identical to 2021, according to a report from Kampgrounds of America (KOA).
Gas prices have leveled off since last month, and are not yet impacting camping incidence for 2022 when compared to 2021. Economic conditions, however, are impacting camping plans, with 77% of households making some type of adjustment to their camping trips already for this year.
Campers are planning trips closer to home, taking fewer trips or staying in one location longer, with state parks ranking as top destinations for July.
In particular, nearly two-thirds of campers (65%) who are staying closer to home or taking fewer trips plan to utilize state park campgrounds as part of their trip. Road tripping and stays at hotels/resorts have shown a steady decline in participation over the past three months, with campers likely to make…