Markets and competition in private and public campground sectors of Oregon : implications from Oregon campground inventories and the 1997 Campground questionnaire Public Deposited

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  • This study explores private and public campground markets in Oregon. A profile of private and public campgrounds, their prices, location, and amenities, served as the supply side statistics while responses from the 1997 Campground Questionnaire provided data for demand of Oregon campgrounds. The questionnaire inquired about respondents' last camping trip in Oregon, where they camped, how much they paid, the facilities available, the activities in which they participated, socioeconomic attributes, and included a dichotomous choice contingent valuation (CV) question. These data were used to statistically analyze differences in the supply and demand for the private and public campground sectors. First, the inventory was examined using OLS to estimate the effects of campground amenities and location on user fees charged at different campsite types at private, federal, and state campgrounds. Second, I used the survey data (i.e., respondent profiles and campground attributes) to estimate substitution probabilities among campsite type and campground ownership using a nonlinear multinomial logit model. Questionnaire information was also utilized to test for market segmentation and identify the user groups' characteristics. Finally, I utilized responses to the CV question to determine the amount of consumer surplus for Oregon state parks. The significant inventory results were as follows. The model predicted that tent sites at state campgrounds are more expensive, on average than tent sites at private campgrounds. National Forest campgrounds located in eastern Oregon, on average, are less expensive than those at private and state campgrounds. The survey statistical results predicted that users of tent sites appear to be the least price sensitive, for both private and public markets. Recreational vehicle owners are more price sensitive than tent owners in both the private and public markets. Furthermore, those campers that choose a full hookup site are the most likely to use the OPRD reservation system. The contingent valuation data revealed, through linear regression, that campers would be willing to pay $44.71 more than they currently pay for a camping trip if the payment were used to improve and maintain state parks. This research is intended to contribute statistical reference for user fees and general market information to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
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