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TEXAS STATE PARKS

Natural Economic Assets

– The Value of State Parks –

EXHIBIT 9

Expenditures of Out-of-State Visitors to Texas State Parks

The total estimated expenditures of out-of-state visitors to Texas state parks in 2008 was $283.5 million dollars.

  • 26.4% of the total was spent on private auto expenses
  • 21.6% was spent on groceries
  • 16.5% was spent on food and beverages
  • 11.6% was spent on retail shopping.
  • 10.4% was spent on lodging.
  • 9.2% was spent on recreational equipment.
  • 4.3% was spent on other expenses.

Texas A&M University and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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