The outdoor recreation industry – which is led by boating and fishing – accounts for 2.1% of U.S. GDP, generating $788 billion in annual economic impact and support 5.2 million American jobs.

 

Key Outdoor Recreation Industry Data

 
2.1%
of U.S. GDP
 
$788B
in annual gross economic output
 
5.2M
jobs supported

 

Outdoor Recreation’s Share of GDP is Larger than a Host of Traditionally Recognized Industries

Outdoor Recreation’s Share of GDP


 

Outdoor Recreation is 3.3% of U.S. employment

U.S. Employment


 

Boating and Fishing are the #1 Contributor to the Outdoor Recreation Economy
  1. Boating & fishing
  2. RVing
  3. Hunting, shooting & trapping
  4. Motorcycling & ATVing
  5. Equestrian
  6. Snow activities