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Visitation statistics for July 2020

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Park employee welcomes visitors at the South Entrance on Opening day 2020

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: August 18, 2020

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - The park hosted 955,645 recreation visits in July 2020. This is a 2% increase from July 2019.

So far in 2020, the park has hosted 1,664,830 recreation visits, down 27.5% from the same period last year.

The park was closed due to health and safety reasons related to COVID-19 beginning March 24, 2020. Two Wyoming entrances opened on May 18 and three Montana entrances opened on June 1, 2020. All five entrances have been open since June 1.

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

2020 – 1,664,830
2019 – 2,294,690
2018 – 2,322,270
2017 – 2,316,542
2016 – 2,427,988
2015 – 2,279,557

Visitors: recreate responsibly and reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick, do not visit the park. Self-quarantine to avoid exposing others. Services are limited in the park. Stay informed about changes to park operations. Download Yellowstone's App, and visit www.nps.gov/yell and the park's social media channels. To reduce wait times at park entrances, buy a pass online ahead of time.

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



Last updated: August 18, 2020

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