Value to the Nation Fast Facts

State Level Report
Oregon

RECREATION 2016
US Army Corps of Engineers — Value to the Nation

Natural and recreational resources at the 17 Corps lake(s) in Oregon provide social, economic and environmental benefits for all Americans. Following are facts related to the Corps' role managing natural and recreational resources in Oregon.

SOCIAL BENEFITS

Facilities in FY 2016

  • 145 recreation areas 
  • 1,399 picnic sites 
  • 1,408 camping sites 
  • 39 playgrounds 
  • 33 swimming areas 
  • 201 number of trails 
  • 220 trail miles 
  • 9 fishing docks 
  • 73 boat ramps 
  • 1,374 marina slips 

Public Outreach in FY 2016

  • 96,287 public outreach contacts

Visits (person-trips) in FY 2016

  • 5,434,633 in total
  • 962,582 picnickers
  • 84,370 campers 
  • 590,539 swimmers 
  • 450,535 water skiers 
  • 886,032 boaters 
  • 1,400,458 sightseers 
  • 1,161,990 anglers 
  • 79,038 hunters 
  • 1,807,319 others

Benefits in Perspective

By providing opportunities for active recreation, Corps lakes help combat one of the most significant of the nation's health problems: lack of physical activity.

Recreational programs and activities at Corps lakes also help strengthen family ties and friendships; provide opportunities for children to develop personal skills, social values, and self-esteem; and increase water safety.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Economic Data in FY 2016

5,434,633 visits per year resulted in:

  • $153,466,592 in visitor spending within 30 miles of Corps lakes.
  • $89,738,947 in sales within 30 miles of Corps lakes.
  • 1,424 jobs within 30 miles of Corps lakes.
  • $39,285,935 in labor income within 30 miles of Corps lakes.
  • $48,978,332 in value added within 30 miles of Corps lakes.
  • $42,365,297 in NED benefits.

With multiplier effects, visitor trip spending resulted in:

  • $145,358,164 in total sales.
  • 1,848 jobs.
  • $56,977,775 in labor income.
  • $80,446,941 in value added (wages & salaries, payroll benefits, profits, rents, and indirect business taxes).

Benefits in Perspective

The money spent by visitors to Corps lakes on trip expenses adds to the local and national economies by supporting jobs and generating income. Visitor spending represents a sizable component of the economy in many communities around Corps lakes.

How these numbers were calculated.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Resources in FY 2016

  • 62,036 land acres
  • 154,139 water acres
  • 766 shoreline miles

Benefits in Perspective

Recreation experiences increase motivation to learn more about the environment; understanding and awareness of environmental issues; and sensitivity to the environment.

Lakes in Oregon

WILLOW CREEK LAKE, FALL CREEK LAKE OR, FERN RIDGE LAKE OR, FOSTER LAKE, GREEN PETER LAKE, HILLS CREEK LAKE, JOHN DAY LOCK AND DAM - LAKE UMATILLA, BLUE RIVER LAKE OR, BONNEVILLE LOCK AND DAM-LAKE BONNEVILLE, COTTAGE GROVE LAKE OR, COUGAR LAKE OR, DETROIT LAKE, DEXTER LAKE, DORENA LAKE OR, LOOKOUT POINT LAKE OR, LOST CREEK LAKE OR, MCNARY LOCK AND DAM

 

Source: Value to the Nation web site at www.CorpsResults.us.
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