Vermont Forest Indicators Dashboard

Recreation Rates

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Vermont’s forests are a source of considerable, year-around recreational opportunities. Vermont’s recreational opportunities attract visitors from all around the United States, and abroad. The 350,000 visitors using Vermont’s campgrounds in 2015 alone added $40 million to the economy1. Here, we use the number of visitors at Vermont State Parks as a proxy for recreation. We computed the annual score as the difference between the minimum and maximum.
1Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. 2015 Benchmark Report. Available at:
FEMC Archive Resources
Dataset: Day use and camping by state park