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
Outdoor Recreation’s Share of GDP is Larger than a Host of Traditionally Recognized Industries
Outdoor Recreation is 3.3% of U.S. employment
- Boating & fishing
- Hunting, shooting & trapping
- Motorcycling & ATVing
- Snow activities