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Yellowstone National Park marks fifth-busiest July ever

Posted at 6:44 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 00:20:25-04

Yellowstone National Park hosted 940,563 visits in July 2018, which is a slight decrease from last July (962,404 visits), and marks the fifth-busiest July ever recorded in the park.

According to a press release from Yellowstone, so far in 2018, the park has hosted 2,322,270 visits, up slightly from the same period last year. The list below shows the trend over the last five years. Year-to-date visitation in 2018 is 19 percent higher than five years ago in 2014.

Year-to-date Recreation Visits (through July):

  • 2018 – 2,322,270
  • 2017 – 2,316,542
  • 2016 – 2,427,988
  • 2015 – 2,279,557
  • 2014 – 1,943,682

The park surpassed the 4-million visitor mark in the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.

More data on park visitation, including how visitor numbers are calculated, is available on the NPS Stats website.

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Reporting by David Sherman for MTN News