Outdoor Industry Association

Outdoor Participation

Outdoor participation is the foundation of the outdoor industry. The insights detailed in these reports are critical to national efforts seeking to understand outdoor participation and continuing to reverse America's inactivity crisis. With a better understanding of the state of outdoor participation, we can all work together to stop America’s growing inactivity crisis and repair the disconnect between children and the outdoors.

Below you'll find:


Annual Participation Reports

These reports establish levels of activity and identify key trends in outdoor recreation participation in the US, with a focus on youth, diversity and the future of participation.  

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Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2013

In 2012 participation reached the highest level recorded in this report series. Get the report ››

Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report 2013

Good news on overall participation levels, but much work remains. Get the report ››

Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2012

Encouraging news as participation in outdoor recreation reaches a five-year high. Get the report ››

Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2011

The nation's leading study tracking American participation trends in outdoor recreation. Get the report ››

Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2010

The largest and only survey of its kind examining participation in sports and outdoor activities. Get the report ››

Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2009

Important insights that are critical to understanding and reversing the growing inactivity crisis. Get the report ››

Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2008

The inaugural report tracking American participation trends in outdoor recreation. Get the report ››

Participation Special Reports

These may be deep-dives into a particular activity (such as camping or boating) or a key trend (such as youth participation) and may include analysis by geography, age, gender, ethnicity as well as buying behavior.

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Special Report on Camping 2012

Includes buying behavior data as well as an in-depth look at Hispanic campers. Get the report ››

Special Report on Fishing & Boating 2011

Detailed information on fishing and boating participation by gender, age, ethnicity, income, education and geographic region. Get the report ››

Outdoor Nation Special Report: Turning Insiders Out

The best ideas for attracting new outdoor enthusiasts and members to Outdoor Nation. Get the report ››

Outdoor Nation Special Report: America's Great Outdoors

Outdoor Nation offers five top recommendations to the president. Get the report ››

Special Report on Trail Running 2010

Participation by gender, age, ethnicity, income, education, geographic region and data on "crossover" sports. Get the report ››

Special Report on Youth

Vital for youth organizations, public agencies, businesses and non-profits who help get youth outside. Get the report ››

Special Report on Paddlesports 2009

Detailed information on kayaking, canoeing and rafting by gender, age, ethnicity, income, education and geographic region. Get the report ››

Exploring the Active Lifestyle 2004

Groundbreaking report on what sparks (and what prevents) consumers' involvement in outdoor activities. Get the report ››

 

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