The great outdoors has always been a popular destination for those looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. But over the past few years, the camping industry has seen a significant uptick in demand, and the 2023 Camping Report from The Dyrt offers an in-depth look at the current state of the industry.
As per the release, the report is compiled from a survey of The Dyrt camper community, which gets 30 million visits per year, as well as a survey of camping property managers across all 50 states.
According to the report, 80 million Americans went camping in 2022, and campsites were nearly twice as scarce as they were in 2021.
This trend is likely to continue, as the report found that it was five times harder to book an available campsite in 2022 compared to just three years earlier. But despite the increased difficulty in finding a spot, campers are not deterred and are instead looking for new and exciting experiences.
One trend that has emerged in recent years is the rise of glamping, a form of camping that combines the traditional outdoor experience with more luxurious amenities.
The Dyrt’s report found that glamping increased by 10% in 2022, and it’s a trend that is likely to continue as campers look for more comfortable ways to enjoy the great outdoors.
Another trend that has emerged is the increasing popularity of remote working from the campsite. The report found that just under 25% of campers worked remotely while on a camping trip, despite many companies returning to the office. This trend is likely to continue as more and more people look for ways to combine their work and personal lives while getting away from the city.
The Dyrt’s report also looked at the demographics of the camping community and found that it is becoming increasingly diverse.
For example, survey respondents who self-identified as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) went glamping for the first time last year 50% more than survey average. Survey respondents who self-identified as LGBTQ+ listed tent as their primary camping type 23% more than the survey average.
The 2023 Camping Report from The Dyrt offers an in-depth look at the current state of the camping industry and provides valuable insights for both campers and property managers. With the camping boom showing no signs of slowing down, the report serves as a valuable guide for anyone looking to plan their next camping trip or for property managers looking to adapt and expand their offerings.