Recreational Use of Federal and State Public Lands


 
National Forest Recreation Use
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                      Recrea-   Recrea-       Recrea-      Recrea-
                       tion        tion         tion         tion
       STATE         visitor-    visitor-     visitor-     visitor-
                     days \1     days \1       days \1      days \1
                       1990        1991         1992         1993
                     (1,000)     (1,000)       (1,000)      (1,000)
 
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 United States        263,051       278,849      287,691      295,473
  Colorado             25,204        25,998       29,053       30,106

 
Recreational Use of Public Lands Administered by Bureau of Land Management
 
[In thousands. For year ending Sept. 30. ]
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                                           TYPE OF RECREATION USE              
                                              (visitor hours)                   
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     YEAR AND STATE                                                      
                            Number                   Off-       Other    
                          of visits     Total      highway      motor-   
                                                   vehicle       ized    
                                                    travel      travel   
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1991 Colorado               2,901      24,078       1,271       5,114 
1992 Colorado               3,860      24,223       1,436       6,311 
1993 Colorado                (NA)      27,795       1,418       6,122 
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                                   TYPE OF RECREATION USE -- Cont.              
                                        (visitor hours)                   
                        -----------------------------------------------
                                                                       
     YEAR AND STATE                                                    
                            Non                                        
                           motor-                              Misc.   
                            ized                                site   
                           travel     Camping     Hunting      based   
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1991 Colorado                922       4,991       7,020       1,492
1992 Colorado                945       5,902       5,058       1,627
1993 Colorado                946       5,692       9,204       1,535
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                                TYPE OF RECREATION USE -- Cont.             
                                        (visitor hours)                  
                        ------------------------------------------------
                                                              Snow and
     YEAR AND STATE                                          ice-based
                                                            recreation-
                                                    Misc.   al activity,
                                                    water      winter
                           Fishing     Boating      based      sports
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1991 Colorado               1,403       1,536         52         277
1992 Colorado                 761       1,774         65         344
1993 Colorado                 761       1,774         65         344
 

 
State Parks and Recreation Areas
[For year ending  June 30. Data are shown as reported by State
park directors. In some States, park agency has under its control
forests, fish and wildlife areas, and/or other areas. In other States,
agency is responsible for State parks only]
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                                        VISITORS                   REVENUE,             
                                                                     1990 
                                     (1,000), 1990      
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                                                                             Percent
                           1990,                                               of
         STATE            Acreage                                           Operating                      
                          (1,000)   Total \1      Day        Total            Budget
                                                            ($1000)
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United States              11,238    722,819    664,888     401,800           37.9
  Colorado                    233      8,179      7,736       8,046           85.0 
 
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                                        VISITORS                   REVENUE,             
                                                                     1991 
                                     (1,000), 1991     
                                   --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             Percent
                           1991,                                               of
         STATE            Acreage                                           Operating                      
                          (1,000)   Total \1      Day        Total            Budget
                                                            ($1000)
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 United States             11,148    736,897    680,398      454,248           41.5 
   Colorado                   307      8,653      8,148       10,854          108.0 
 
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                                       VISITORS                   REVENUE,             
                                                                     1992 
                                     (1,000), 1992    
                                   --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             Percent
                           1992,                                               of
         STATE            Acreage                                           Operating                      
                          (1,000)   Total \1      Day        Total            Budget
                                                            ($1000)
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 United States             11,831    724,805    628,710       488,984          45.0
   Colorado                   340      9,522      8,947        13,373         109.0
 
 
 


Notes:

Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1995 CD-ROM edition. U.S. Census Bureau. Tables No. 400, 401, 402.

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