Archived Outdoor Participation Reports

Outdoor Participation Report
Tracking American participation trends in outdoor recreation

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ResearchParticipation20162016 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2014 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2013 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2012 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report

Topline Outdoor Recreation Participation Report
Providing a snapshot of American participation in outdoor activities

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2017 Topline Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2016 Topline Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2015 Topline Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2014 Topline Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2013 Topline Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2012 Topline Outdoor Recreation Participation Report

American Camper Report
Examining camping trends throughout the United States

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2016 American
Camper Report
2015 American
Camper Report
2014 American
Camper Report
2013 American
Camper Report
2012 American
Camper Report

Special Report on Fishing
Looking at overall trends in fishing participation with data and analysis on specific fishing categories

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2016 Special Report on Fishing 2015 Special Report on Fishing 2014 Special Report on Fishing 2013 Special Report on Fishing 2012 Special Report on Fishing

Special Report on Paddlesports
Detailing participation trends in various paddlesports and the overall paddling category

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2015 Special Report on Paddlesports 2014 Special Report on Paddlesports 2013 Special Report on Paddlesports

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The Outdoor Foundation began conducting outdoor research in 2004. This section includes reports conducted between 2004 and 2011 that address technology and social media, youth outdoor priorities, barriers to the outdoors, youth participation, individual activity participation and more.

SEE 2004-2011 REPORTS