In this master thesis was investigated recreation demand and intensity in Tytuvėnų Regional Park teritory, and evaluated stands suitability for recreation.
The object of work – Gauštvinio and Gilio lake shores in Tytuvėnų Regional Park, stands located near shores and visitors.
Methodology. Visitors flow was investigated near two lakes shores in Tytuvėnų Regional Park territory, in 2010 June, July and August. For more comprehensive information about recreational needs was performed a questionnaire with 100 respondents.
Together with Tytuvėnų Regional Park directorate representatives, we have identified the most visited forest quarters, and to each stand we have determines the suitability for recreation. Totally were identified 280 stands, according to E. Riepšo methodology.
Stands digresion stage was determined near the most visited forest quarters.
Results. Tytuvėnų Regional Park is actively used for recreation. During one season, on weekend amount of visitors is near 1400 and during one workday the average of visitors is about 34.
According to questionnaire data statistical analysis, from 100 respondents - 63% has evaluated park like attractive and picturesque place with close water sources, 32% of visitors valuated park like quiet and outlying place, but 30% of visitors would like to see there boat rent (water equipment) and 30% of visitors would like to see there more forest furniture.
After evaluation of 280 most visited places and suitable for recreation forest stands, we have determined that 71,4% of area is suitable for recreation.
After evaluating the digresion stage of 2,37 ha of mostly visited stands, we have determined that 2% of area has low damage stage and 14% of area has middle damage stage.
Summarizing the received results, it is possible to maintain that in the recreational potential in Tytuvėnų Regional Park is not fully used. The part of forest assigned to other purpose, could be appropriate to use for recreation needs and development.
Raktažodžiai: Tytuvėnų Regional Park, recreation, visitors, digresion.