Yellowstone Visitation Exceeds 2.7 Million

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Date: September 8, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2014     14-070    

Al Nash
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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Yellowstone Visitation Exceeds 2.7 Million

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first eight months of the year has hit the 2.7 million mark. With four months left in the calendar year, Yellowstone is on track to have one of its highest visitation years on record.

A total of 773,357 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone in August, an increase of 6.65 % compared to August 2013 numbers. There were 2,717,040 recreational visits for the first eight months of 2014 compared to 2013 levels, an increase of 6.38 %.    

 

Recreational Visits 2014

Reacreational Visits 2013

Change

January

26,778

24,699

+ 8.42 %

February

28,233

31,053

- 9.08 %

March

18,778

18,613

+ 0.89 %

April

31,356

24,606

+ 27.43 %

May

310,039

293,250

+ 5.73 %

June

669,642

624,429

+ 7.24 %

July

858,857

812,212

+ 5.74 %

August

773,357

725,136

+ 6.65 %

Total Year-To-Date

2,717,040

2,554,000

+ 6.38 %

Each of the park’s five entrances show an increase in automobiles for the month of August compared to 2013 levels. Bus visitation numbers continue to increase at all of the entrances as well, except for the north entrance, for the month compared to August of 2013.     

July is typically the park’s peak visitation month, followed in order by August, June, September, and May.

Detailed park visitation information and additional information on how these statistics are calculated is available online at https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/Reports/Park.


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