Where Is “Home” For Our Guests?

07/02/2011 at 9:15 pm 2 comments

High Plains Camping is primarily an overnight camping facility. On occasion we’ll have people stay for a few weeks as they work in the area but for the most part everybody is here for a brief stay. Of course we welcome long-stays, but our area simply doesn’t have a large demand for long-stay camping.

On that note, we compiled a few statistics regarding how far our guests travel.

On average our guests traveled about 300 miles on the day of their arrival (meaning they started their day in some other state).

In reviewing our guest ledger for 2009 and 2010, our visitors have come from every state (yes, even Hawaii, although I doubt they drove the entire distance).

The state which wins with the highest number of guests for us is Colorado, with 11.3%.

Texas comes in second, with 9.8%.

Missouri makes in at third place with 6.2%, but Florida comes in next at 6%, while California is a very close fifth place with 5.9%. That’s quite a close race between those 3, even though they’re many miles apart from one another.

Kansas itself finished in sixth place with 5.2%, and Oklahoma is next at 4%.

FYI, all the Canadian provinces are also represented in our population, but combined came in at 3.5%. They seem far more prevalent to me because they account for the majority of my winter travelers, but when we study the entire year their numbers blend in more.

Fine Print #1:  Technically speaking, a “guest” is anyone who came here at least once in a year. This report doesn’t take into account whether a guest stayed 1 night, 10 nights, or 70 in a calendar year.

Fine Print #2:   I can’t give statistics without this disclaimer, too.  Many of our guests are full-timers, so their addresses show for their “registered” state even if they don’t really live in that state. Therefore, it’s not as though those RVers found us through a publicity program in that state. Just saying…

That sums it up for this statistical blog. For more information about camping with us, please see our webpage or join us on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  • 1. Liz Iris  |  07/02/2011 at 9:52 pm

    So many campgrounds cater to just their local region. You really bring them in from everywhere.

    Reply
    • 2. HighPlainsCamping  |  07/02/2011 at 9:56 pm

      Indeed, we do.

      I neglected to mention that we also see foreigners. The numbers are too small to report, but France, Italy, England, Australia, South Africa, Holland, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, and many others are also represented on our tally sheet.

      Reply

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