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During the spring, summer, and fall seasons of 2003, visitors to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway were asked to participate in a user survey. The user survey was designed to elicit information from respondents on a variety of variables to determine characteristics of the visit, including activities, method of travel on the waterway, length of stay, camping conditions encountered, and to determine visitor preferences, including satisfactions with resource and social conditions encountered at campsites and while traveling on the watercourse. Information was collected from visitors using two survey instruments: a short visitor survey card and a more extensive mail-back questionnaire. A total of 531 questionnaires were mailed to visitors. Visitors returned 454 usable questionnaires for an 87% response rate.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Allagash Wilderness Waterway
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration
Daigle, J.J. 2005. Allagash Wilderness Waterway visitor survey 2003. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous Report 436.