The Outdoor Industry Associations’ Outdoor Foundation has published the 2022 Outdoor Participation Report.
Outdoor participation continues to grow at record levels. More than half (54%) of Americans ages 6 and over participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2021, and the outdoor recreation participant base grew 2.2% in 2021 to 164.2M participants. This growing number of outdoor enthusiasts, however, did not fundamentally alter long-term declines in high frequency or “core” outdoor participation. Spending time outdoors and exploring nature has a significant positive effect on health.
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