Tourists to Crater Lake, Oregon Caves boost local economy with $96M

(Photo courtesy Michelle Golder)

A new report says tourists to southern Oregon's Crater Lake and Oregon Caves have boosted the local economies of nearby towns with $96 million last year.

According to the report by the National Parks Service, visitors spent $71 million in communities near the parks. That spending helped support more than 1,100 jobs in the area and had a cumulative benefit of $96.8 million to local communities.

Most visitor spending was for lodging (31.2 percent), food and beverages (27.2 percent), gas and oil (11.7 percent), admissions and feed (10.2 percent), souvenirs and other expenses (9.7 percent), local transportation (7.4 percent) and camping fees (2.5 percent).

To learn more about visitor parks spending around the country click here.

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