September 2014 Visitation to Yellowstone Breaks Monthly Record

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Date: October 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
October 8, 2014      14-080    

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

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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September 2014 Visitation to Yellowstone Breaks Monthly Record

Yellowstone National Park recorded its highest ever September visitation in 2014.

A total of 571,764 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone in September. That is an increase of 2.48% compared to September 2013 numbers.

There were 3,288,804 recreational visits to Yellowstone in first nine months of 2014, an increase of 5.68% over the same period in 2013.    

With three months left in the calendar year, Yellowstone has already received more visitors in 2014 than it did the entire previous year. Park visitation in 2013 was 3,188,030, the fifth highest visitation year in the park’s history.

 

Recreational Visits 2014

Recreational 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 %

September

571,764

557,925

+ 2.48 %

Total Year-To-Date

3,288,804

3,111,924

+ 5.68 %

 

The North, Northeast, and West entrances all recorded an increase in the number of automobiles and passengers for the month of September compared to 2013 levels. Bus and bus passenger numbers were up at all but the North entrance for the month to September 2013.     

July is typically the peak visitation month in Yellowstone, 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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