Study: Oregon outdoor activities bring in $16B annually

This undated photo shows Downing Creek falls near Marion Forks, Ore. The area features a swirling creek and waterfall blanketed with a thick carpet of moss. Most amazing of all, however, is that the waterfall is a short drive from Oregon's Highway 22 near Detroit and Marion Forks. (Zach Urness/Statesman-Journal via AP)

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A recently released study states Oregon outdoor activities generate more than $ 16 billion annually.

The Bend Bulletin reports the Outdoor Industry Association's study released on Wednesday updated state-by-state breakdowns of the impact the outdoor recreation industry has on each state.

The study states Oregon's outdoor activities revenue has grown by more than 28 percent since the last study in 2013.

In addition, 69 percent of Oregonians surveyed in the study said they participate in outdoor recreation each year, which is up from 60 percent during the previous survey.

The raw economic numbers place Oregon in the middle of the pack among Western states, well behind California, Washington and Colorado, but ahead of Nevada, Idaho and Utah.


Information from: The Bulletin,

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