Oregon Economic Impact of Boating
What watersport-friendly region has 353 miles of coastline, thousands of miles of rivers and bays, hundreds of lakes and reservoirs, over 200,000 registered boat owners and a staggering $1 billion in boating and fishing direct expenditures. That's right, OREGON!
Sportfishing and boating is a $ 108 billion industry
nation-wide and the total economic impact in Oregon is almost $ 1.2 billion.
to the lakes and rivers of Oregon for fishing and boating activities almost 8
million times a year. Yet,
there is still no comprehensive guide to boating and fishing activities in
Boat Escape is the Ultimate
Internet Resource for Boaters in Oregon.
It contains a comprehensive, searchable database of information on Oregon
lakes and rivers, camping, marinas, ramps, fishing, boat dealers, RV dealers,
outfitters, and general boating and safety
For the first time, all of the boating information that
boaters need is available free, in one place, literally at your fingertips 24
hours a day, seven days a week from Boat
information was compiled from numerous federal, state, and local sources.
Escape provides complete boating and recreation information, in
one spot, tailored to the needs of the boater, camper and angler.
Recreationists will be able to find their favorite boating
and camping sites, or find information about new recreation opportunities on Boat
Escape. They will be
able to access over 420 lakes and rivers, over 1200 campground facilities,
over 180 marinas and over 1400 boating related businesses in Oregon. They will be able to find that perfect site for their tent or
RV and will be able to find information about facilities, fishing, and weather
on all the waters in the state. They
will also be able to find links to boating and recreational agencies, boat
dealers, boat manufactures and other boating related information.
Search the powerful
Boat Escape database for over 420 lakes and rivers by county, by city,
by OSMB Area, or by boating or camping attributes, or just select the water
resource directly. Within each
water resource the boater can look at the different campgrounds and marinas.
The boater then can look at specific campground information such as
accessibility, types and sizes of camping available, amenities, find directions,
and even make reservations on-line where applicable.
Just want to look for campgrounds? Use
the powerful Boat Escape search
to locate any one of over 1000 campgrounds and boat launches.
Boat Escape also has
fishing information, weather, and mapping to your favorite site. Want more?
How about a searchable list of boat and RV dealers?
And even more? Boat
Escape has a searchable list of Oregon outfitters and lodging coming
soon. But, in order to make the
ultimate resource for Oregon, we have also included web site listing and hosting
for boating, camping and fishing related businesses.
Boat Escape is
really Oregon's Ultimate Boating Resource
for boating, camping and fishing.
(Check out the power of boating and fishing in Oregon on the attached
Boat Escape facts
28.2 million people can't all be wrong!!!
Power boating is ranked 11th among the most popular sports in
the U.S. in 1997, fishing was 7th,
and camping was 4th. Canoeing,
water skiing, snorkeling, sailing and kayaking/rafting followed at 35th,
36th, 44th and 48th.
Some boating facts in Oregon (latest figures available are from 1996):
(Source: American Sportfishing Association)
Develop an internet site that will provide comprehensive, searchable boating, fishing and camping information for Oregon state. BOATESCAPE.COM will become the starting point for recreationists to begin planning their next ESCAPE. To accomplish this, we will: