Economic aspects of recreation in the Lake of Ozark Area
"Recreation has been defined as the creative use of leisure time. Although there are many of recreation, this study is primarily concerned with the form of recreation that takes place in the natural environment. The natural environment consists of the physical features of the landscape, the flora and the fauna associated with the landscape, and the climate of the region--in essence, the natural environment is basic and apart from man-made improvements. Recreational geography is concerned with an analysis of the natural environment as to its suitability for recreational utilization. Important recreational areas are dependent upon a suitable natural environment for their acceptance by the public."--Text taken from page 1.