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Yellowstone Visitation on Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Visitors enter one of the park entrances on opening day in 2020.
Visitors enter through a park entrance on opening day 2020

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: May 26, 2020

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - Visitors continued enjoying the southern loop of Yellowstone National Park over the Memorial Day weekend. A large snowstorm closed the major mountain passes in the park on Saturday, which required the park to close the east and south entrances while crews cleared the roads. This dramatically lowered visitation on Saturday (May 23).

Visitation through the east and south entrances on Sunday (May 24) and Monday (Memorial Day, May 25) was very comparable to the 2019 Memorial Day weekend.

Visitation

Due to the snowstorm Saturday, visitation was only compared for Sunday and Monday of the weekend. Totals for both entrances were 97% of 2019. Vehicle counts per day are broken down below.
 
2020 Sunday, May 24, 2020 Monday, May 25, 2020 Total Both Days
East Entrance 901 1,011 1,912
South Entrance 1,732 1,042 2,774
Total 2,633 2,053 4,686 (2020)
 
2019 Sunday, May 26, 2019 Monday, May 27, 2019 Total Both Days
East Entrance 1,023 954 1,977
South Entrance 1,450 1,418 2,868
Total 2,473 2,372 4,845 (2019)



Last updated: May 27, 2020

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