North American Camping Report

The 2018 North American Camping Report is now available for distribution and use by the media. This industry-leading report details the camping habits and preferences of North America’s campers.

North American Camping Report

This annual research initiative, sponsored by Kampgrounds of America, reports on the behaviors and attitudes of North American campers, including where, how, why and with whom campers camp. Check out the 2018 North American Camping Report to see how camping is growing throughout the U.S. and Canada!

Key findings of the 2018 North American Camping Report include:

  • More than 6 million new North American households have started camping since 2014.
  • The lifestyle has taken hold in these new campers – the number of campers who camp three times or more each year has increased by 64 percent since 2014.
  • In the U.S., new campers are more diverse and more closely match the general U.S. Census.
  • Campers of all ages are seeking recreational activities on and off the campground, showcasing that camping and outdoor recreation may be melding into a singular activity.
  • There is strong desire among non-RV owners to try RVing, with more than half of non-RVers saying they would consider renting from a peer-to-peer service.

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The links below are provided should you need to contact a member of the KOA Media Relations Team (MEDIA CONTACT), download printable photos or graphs from the 2018 North American Camper Report (KOA PRESSROOM), or desire additional information or facts about Kampgrounds of America (KOA FACT SHEETS).