Table Wq07: Recreational Use Activities in Current River Watershed

Table Wq07: Recreational Use Activities in Current River Watershed

Recreational use for selected activities within the Ozark National ScenicRiverways, Current River (NPS 2001).
Activity 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Average
Anglers 121,558 153,384 163,777 157,193 149,003 148,983
Hunters 42,830 31,576 32,645 37,203 33,679 35,587
Canoeists 131,848 139,606 119,555 125,681 121,606 127,659
Tubers 35,771 32,017 35,199 39,244 44,196 37,285
Boaters 56,729 75,769 70,633 67,528 82,221 70,576
Picknickers 75,862 74,897 70,551 71,880 76,601 73,958
Camping (Campground) 106,872 121,824 97,160 107,284 103,528 107,334
Camping (Backcountry) 11,778 14,137 15,721 27,231 21,621 18,098
Group Campers 11,920 11,859 10,750 10,870 8,414 10,763
Riders 11,514 33,014 21,383 17,439 22,726 21,215
Total Visits* 1,475,942 1,602,504 1,547,989 1,536,301 1,568,758 1,546,299

*Includes tour busses, driving tours, etc.

Key Messages: 
Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.