The Dyrt’s 2023 Camping Report found more than half of 2022 campers took their trip in an RV.
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.
The report found more than 80 million Americans went camping in 2022. Nearly 45% used an RV when camping and an addition 6% used a Type B motorhome.
“We’re still in the midst of a camping boom that began in 2020, but the big story now is how campers and property managers are adjusting,” The Dyrt CEO Kevin Long said.
The report found the majority of campers remain consumers ages 55 and older. Campers ages 55-64 comprised 26.2% of all campers while campers ages 65 and older were an additional 27.7% of all campers.
Finding campsites remained a difficult task in 2022, according to the report. The Dyrt reported a five-fold increase in campers having trouble finding campsites from 2019.
“It was five times harder to book an available campsite in 2022 compared to just three years earlier, and campers are looking for new experiences,” Long said. “Property managers are getting very creative by adapting, expanding and creating a wider variety of options.”
More than 58% of respondents had trouble finding campsites in 2022, nearly twice the 30% who reported trouble in 2021.
Some other findings from the 2023 Camping Report include: Wednesday is the best day for camping availability, camping alone is up 28% and 57.1% of campers took pets along for the trip.