Evaluation of recreational preferences of visitors in national park, Turkey
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CitationSurat, H. (2018). Evaluation of recreational preferences of visitors in National Park, Turkey. International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science (IJEES), 8(1), 153-164.
The intense pace of urban life can create extensive pressure on people. The people need recreation activities to feel more comfortable and peaceful. Thus, especially preserved area relieves people in several ways. Karagol-Sahara National Park, one of the preserved areas in Artvin, has rich natural and cultural potential. In this study, we aimed to investigate user characteristics, participation level in activities and recreational demands. The questions in the interview form, 25 in total, were about user characteristics, user-resource relationship, satisfaction and preferences and participation in. As a result, certain recommendations were made which could be a reference for recreational demands of the participants and could guide future urban development plans.