Study: National Parks Bring Over $38 million to Southern Oregon Economy

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February NewsCrater LakeOregon Cavestourism
According to a just-released study, Crater Lake National Park and the Oregon Caves brought in over $38 million dollars in 2011. According to the study conducted by Michigan State University, almost two-thirds of the money was spent on food and lodging. 17 percent was spent on recreation, with the remainder spent on retail, transportation and fuel. 423-thousand visitors made their way to Crater Lake in 2011, while the Oregon Caves drew over 76-thousand. Crater Lake supported 565 jobs, while Oregon Caves drew 59. The study’s findings were published in an article on the web edition of the Medford Mail Tribune.

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