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2019 Yellowstone visitation at lowest level since 2014

Visitors taking photos at Canyon Fall overlook
Artist Point Overlook in summer

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: January 15, 2020

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - In 2019, visitation to Yellowstone National Park was at the lowest level it has been since 2014. The park recorded over 4 million visits, a 2.3 percent decrease from 2018 and a 5.6 percent decrease from the record-breaking year in 2016.  

Recreation Visits by Year 

2019 – 4,020,287
2018 – 4,114,999
2017 – 4,116,525
2016 – 4,257,177
2015 – 4,097,710
2014 – 3,513,486 

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

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Last updated: January 15, 2020

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