Camping experienced a surge in 2020 as Americans sought for the outdoors to avoid crowds and to travel safely during the pandemic. 10.1 million families camped for the first-time last year and are expecting to continue their newly found interest of sleeping under the stars. Areas with abundant camping opportunities are expected to continue to see large numbers of visitors at their campgrounds. Americans who want to camp will find more camping opportunities in some parts of the country than others, what about the areas that don’t have as many campgrounds to offer for visitors?
While Colorado ranks 5th in most campsites per state, Colorado Springs ranked 113th for cities with the most campsites to visit according to Outdoorsy’s new data from Recreation.gov. This data is collected based off the total number of campsites within federal areas, such as national parks and national forest. Colorado Springs contains 205 campsites throughout 8 campgrounds, averaging 26 campsites per campground. Our most common recreation activity is said to be hiking and biking.
With Colorado Springs ranking as a most desirable place to live, it’s time to look at how we can make our camping options more plentiful and accommodating to be one of the most desirable places to visit as well.
Visit Recreation.gov to plan out your next camping adventure! With over 10,000 campsites managed by federal agencies such as U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service, they are the one stop for all campsite and adventure needs!
Read More on the data from Outdoorsy here: U.S. Cities with the Most Campsites to Visit