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Yellowstone visitation statistics for August 2019

visitors waving in front of geyser
A group of people pose for a photo during the steam phase of a Steamboat Geyser eruption

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: September 10, 2019

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

Yellowstone hosted 820,006 visits in August 2019. This is a 0.74 percent increase from August 2018.

So far in 2019, the park has hosted 3,114,696 visits, down 0.69 percent from the same period last year. 

The list below shows the year-to-date trend for recreational visits over the last several years (through August):

2019 – 3,114,696
2018 – 3,136,240
2017 – 3,232,708
2016 – 3,269,024
2015 – 3,133,965
2014 – 2,717,039

The continued high level of visitation in the park underscores the importance of planning a Yellowstone adventure ahead of time. Visitors should anticipate delays or limited parking at popular destinations, and check current conditions on the park’s website before they arrive.

More data on park visitation, including how we calculate these numbers, is available on the NPS Stats website.

Last updated: September 10, 2019

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