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Mount Rainier National Park 1993 Spray Park Visitor Survey

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Publication Date
Start Date
1993-07-18
End Date
1993-09-18

Summary

The 1993 Mount Rainier National Park Spray Park Visitor Survey (SPVS) was administered by the Cooperative Park Studies Unit (CPSU) at the College of Forest Resources University of Washington. The study was proposed and funded by Mount Rainier National Park (MORA). This is the first survey at Mount Rainier National Park that has specifically targeted day-hikers, and is also the first survey of visitors to this entrance of MORA. The survey objectives include the following: (1) to identify demographic characteristics of park visitors; (2) to identify Spray Park trip characteristics; (3) to identify motivations for visits to the Spray Park area of Mount Rainier; (4) to discern the level of trip satisfaction; (5) to determine visitor usage [...]

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Purpose

The survey objectives include the following: (1)to identify demographic characteristics of park visitors; (2) to identify Spray Park trip characteristics; (3) to identify motivations for visits to the Spray Park area of Mount Rainier;(4) to discern the level of trip satisfaction; (5)to determine visitor usage of trails, social waytrails, and scenic viewpoints; (6) to assess visitor expectations and preferences for encountering other people in Spray Park; (7) to determine visitor perceptions of management priorities for Spray Park and the future of Mount Rainier National Park; and (8) to use hypothetical scenarios to develop encounter preference curves and assess their usefulness as quantitative expressions of social carrying capacity in planning models such as LAC and VERP.

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