KOA/Cairn Consulting Release Monthly Research Report For May 2021 Camping Trends

Thanks to MOB Member Scott Bahr at Cairn Consulting for sharing the monthly KOA camping report he produced, focusing on Memorial Day:


Following the release of KOA’s Annual North American Camping Report last month, KOA will track camping incidence and behavior for ALL CAMPERS throughout the US and Canada on a month-by-month basis. This new report will evaluate the camping market from both a look-back at the previous month, and a look-forward to the trends for how the camping market is evolving.


After a difficult 2020 Memorial and Victoria Day weekend, camping is certainly on the rise with more than a third (37%) of
all camper households stating that they intend to camp over the holiday weekend in 2021. It is estimated that 17.85 million households will kick off their summer camping season over the Memorial/Victoria Day weekend, with 19% staying over the long weekend alone, another 14% adding an additional day or two, and 10% camping for the entire week before or after the long weekend. The majority of campers, 72%, plan to camp in their own state with an additional 34% traveling outside their region. Overall, 1-in-5 North American campers intend to camp in the month of May.

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