North American Camping Report

The 2022 North American Camping Report is now available. This industry-leading, annual research initiative details the camping habits and preferences of North America’s campers. This year, the report takes a close look at how camping is leading the recovery of the travel sector.

2022 Annual North American Camping Report

2022 North America Camping Report Cover

Over the past two years, COVID-19 has significantly impacted travel. While much of this impact has been negative, camping has seen a dramatic increase in participation. In 2021, camping accounted for 40% of all leisure trips with more than half of travelers (53%) including camping in some or all of their travel. Leisure travelers, who would otherwise stay home, have utilized camping as a preferred form of travel and many are indicating camping will be part of their plans in 2022 and beyond.

Key findings of the 2022 North American Camping Report:

  • In 2021, more than 93.8 million North American households considered themselves campers.
  • Camping accounted for 40% of all leisure trips taken in 2021 with more than half of travelers (53%) including camping in some or all of their travel.
  • A new trend, urban residents are one of the most avid camping segments – 44% of this group plan to replace a leisure trip with a camping trip in 2022.
  • RVing is at an all-time high, with 11 million RV owners camping last year, and two million new RV renters in 2021.
  • In 2021, 54% of new campers who had at least one camping experience came from non-white groups.

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