Yellowstone National Park’s July Visitation Highest on Record

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Date: August 18, 2015

Julena Campbell or Amy Bartlett
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Yellowstone National Park had the highest recreational visitation on record in July with 980,702 visits for the month-a 14 percent increase over last July and a 2 percent increase over the previous July record in 2010.

For the first seven months of 2015, record breaking recreational visits totaling 2,279,557 are up 17 percent over last year and 13 percent over the previous record year in 2010.


Recreational Visits 2015

Recreational Visits 2014


January 28,091 26,778 + 4.90 %
February 34,343 28,233 + 21.64 %
March 22,989 18,778 + 22.43 %
April 46,600 31,356 + 48.61 %
May  383,670  310,039 + 23.75 %
June  780,768  669,642 + 16.59 %
July  980,702  858,856 + 14.19 %
Total Year-To-Date 2,279,557 1,943,684 + 17.28 %


Each of the park’s five entrances showed increased visits for the month of July, with the North and West entrances both continuing to record the largest increases over July of last year.

Visitation statistics are calculated by taking the actual number of wheeled vehicles entering the park gates, and using a person-per-vehicle multiplier to calculate the number of monthly recreational visitors.

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

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Last updated: August 20, 2015

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