Date of Award:


Document Type:


Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology and Health Science

Department name when degree awarded

Recreation Education

Committee Chair(s)

Richard Boyce


Richard Boyce


Art Mendini


Ross Allen


The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of the people that visited Bridgerland, the interests of these people and what these people participated in while visiting Bridgerland.

The population studied was the tourist group that visited a tourist information booth in Bridgerland during the 1967 and 1968 summer tourist seasons. Data collection was done in the form of a questionnaire which was given to the tourists who visited the tourist information booths in Bridgerland.

It was determined that in most cases the party head was an adult male. He was well educated, with a college degree or better and he makes his home in a small city. He had an income of over $10,000 and participated in the initial decision to visit Bridgerland.

Bridgerland tourists came from small cities, rural settings, and large metropolitan areas. They preferred to find their accommodations in hotels or motels and preferred to prepare their own meals.

Bridgerland tourists were just passing through and did not consider Bridgerland to be a vacation destination place. They were satisfied with the recreation facilities in Bridgerland, visited Utah State Parks and historic sites, and found the natives of Bridgerland to be friendly.