Over the past decade, Americans have started falling in love with camping all over again. Back in Spring 2008, about 29.23 million Americans went hiking or backpacking, but by Spring 2014, that number had gone up to 38.05 million. And according to the 2014 American Camper Report, an impressive 40.1 million of us went camping that year, 14% of the country’s population. Since then, an even greater percentage of Americans have started enjoying the great outdoors, whether it’s an intense backpacking trip in the Tetons or a family vacation to RV campgrounds, cabin rentals, and camping near Tulsa, OK.
Two obvious explanations come to mind for why the number of campers keeps going up and up each year. First, Spring 2008 was during the peak of the Great Recession, and many people cancelled annual trips to their favorite campgrounds. Second, camping is just plain awesome.
Unfortunately, while millions of people enjoy taking a break from the modern world by visiting their favorite campgrounds, millions more people dread the thought of spending time away from their smartphones and all the amenities that come with city living.
And since opposites attract, it’s fairly common for a camping lover to end up falling for a camping hater. So how do you convince your better half to tag along the next time you go camping near Tulsa? How do you convince video game addicted kids to put away “Minecraft” and roll up the sleeping bag?
First, you’ll have to give up on the idea of heading deep into the wilderness for a week of rugged backpacking, and instead, find a compromise. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to get the best of both worlds: discover the joys of recreational vehicles.
If you want to convince a significant other or sullen kids to join you on your next camping trip, then an RV is the perfect solution. That’s why Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park offers camping near Tulsa, OK, cabin rentals, and spacious RV campgrounds. There’s something for everyone in the family. Kids can enjoy a truly epic splashpark, while you experience the joys of camping without leaving your family behind. RVs offer all the amenities camping haters are reluctant to leave behind, but also offer a genuine camping experience, even if you aren’t “roughing it.”
Every year, RV parks and campgrounds generate an estimated $5 billion, as more Americans rediscover how much they love camping.