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Yellowstone National Park visitation statistics on Memorial Day weekend 2021

large crowd gathered around old faithful
Crowds gather for an Old Faithful Eruption

NPS / David Kreuger

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News Release Date: June 7, 2021

Contact: Morgan Warthin, 307-344-2015

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Park-wide vehicle entries through the Memorial Day weekend showed a 50% increase over the same weekend in 2019. This year is compared to 2019 because in 2020, during the same time frame, only the Wyoming park entrances were open due to COVID-19.  

Visitation statistics (*vehicle entries) per day for May 28-31, 2021, compared to May 24-27, 2019, are listed below.

 

Park entrance 

Vehicle entries 

Vehicle entries 

Percent increase
2021 over 2019 

 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday, May 24, 2019

 

East 

902 

368 

145% 

North 

1,796 

983 

83% 

Northeast 

475 

350 

36% 

South 

1,731 

920 

88% 

West 

4,565 

2,652 

72% 

Total 

9,469 

5,273 

80% 

       

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021 

Saturday, May 25, 2019 

 

East 

1,131 

833 

36% 

North 

2,170 

1,651 

31% 

Northeast 

702 

394 

78% 

South 

1,958 

1,320 

48% 

West 

5,424 

3,818 

42% 

Total 

11,385 

8,016 

42% 

       

 

Sunday, May 30, 2021 

Sunday, May 26, 2019 

 

East 

1,249 

997 

25% 

North 

2,240 

1,597 

40% 

Northeast 

870 

426 

104% 

South 

2,046 

1,405 

46% 

West 

5,635 

4,122 

37% 

Total 

12,040 

8,547 

41% 

       

 

Monday, May 31, 2021 

Monday, May 27, 2019 

 

East 

1,219 

918 

33% 

North 

2,110 

1,402 

50% 

Northeast 

755 

369 

105% 

South 

1,735 

1,365 

27% 

West 

4,703 

3,000 

57% 

Total 

10,522 

7,054 

49% 


Summer is Yellowstone’s busiest season. Millions of people visit the park in June, July and August. If you plan to travel to Yellowstone this summer, plan ahead, expect crowding and recreate responsibly to protect yourself and the park. 

Editor’s note: *Vehicle entry data is collected from park entrance stations point of sale system. This data informs official visitation stats, posted after the end of each month at NPS Stats website. Vehicle entry data will be shared in press releases following summer holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day).  



Last updated: June 7, 2021

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