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Accession Number PB2013-102658
Title Water and Land Recreation Opportunity Specturm (WALROS). Users' Handbook, Second Edition.
Publication Date Sep 2009
Media Count 167p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Half a century ago, when people said they were going camping, fishing, or boating, it was clear what they intended. Today, due to many factors such as new technology and equipment, more facilities, and diverse public tastes and preferences, there are many types of camping, fishing, and boating activities. The outdoor recreation industry and profession have become much more complex and sophisticated. Research has shown that recreationists not only seek to participate in recreation activities, but also seek specific recreation settings in order to enjoy a special kind of recreation experience and subsequent benefits. These four components (activities, settings, experience, and benefits) constitute a recreation opportunity; that is, the opportunity for a person to participate in a particular recreation activity in a specific setting in order to enjoy a particular recreation experience and the benefits this affords. For example, one family might desire camping in a modern, full service campground on a reservoir in order to spend quality time with the family, to rest and relax, and to see natures beauty. Another family might desire camping in a rural location where they can test their fishing skills, enjoy solitude, and see natures beauty. Both families want to go camping, but in very different settings leading to different kinds of experiences and benefits; that is, they are seeking different kinds of recreation opportunities.
Keywords Land recreation
Outdoor recreation
Recreation activities
Water and Land Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (WALROS)
Water recreation

Source Agency Bureau of Reclamation
NTIS Subject Category 91L - Recreation
92C - Social Concerns
43B - Economic & Community Development
Corporate Author Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO. Denver Federal Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number N/A

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