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Report: Some Utah campgrounds full nearly all peak season

Oct 31, 2021, 10:59 AM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 4:48 pm
Island In The Sky in Canyonlands National Park. (Courtesy: Marjan Curtis)...
Island In The Sky in Canyonlands National Park. (Courtesy: Marjan Curtis)
(Courtesy: Marjan Curtis)

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A new report from the advocacy organization Center for Western Priorities shows occupied reservations for campsites on public lands increased by 39% during peak season from 2014 to 2020.

The Spectrum newspaper reports the West has seen the biggest increase out of all of the continental United States regions, with a 47% increase in camping reservations over the time span, with peak season occupancy jumping 20% from 2019 to 2020.

Campsites near or in Utah national parks were some of the most full out of all campsites in the state during summer 2019 and 2020.

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Report: Some Utah campgrounds full nearly all peak season