Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2013
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In 2012, Americans took advantage of the diversity and accessibility of the nation’s outdoor opportunities. Nearly half – 49.4 percent – of all Americans participated in some form of outdoor recreation last year. Although the overall participation rate remained the same as it was in 2011, the number of participants is the highest recorded in this report, thanks to population growth. Nearly 142 million people enjoyed outdoor recreation, up about 800,000 since 2011.