Examining Recreation Demand for Lakeshore Parks in Oklahoma: What is Causing the Downward Trend in Attendance?

Short Description

This study develops a model for attendance trends at state parks in Oklahoma from 1998 to 2014. It tests whether visitation (the decision to visit) is affected by reservoir water levels, algae blooms, weather conditions, and gas prices. The results show that the visitation decline over time can be attributed to gas price increases and site-specific time-varying conditions, and not changes in water or weather conditions.

Suggested Citation

Daniels, B., & Melstrom, R. (2017). Examining Recreation Demand for Lakeshore Parks in Oklahoma: What is Causing the Downward Trend in Attendance?. Journal Of Park And Recreation Administration, 35(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/JPRA-2017-V35-I2-7530