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Nearly half a million visitors visited Yellowstone National Park in May

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 19:05:29-04

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS – Yellowstone National Park hosted 434,385 visits in May of this year, making it the third busiest on record, according to a press release.

It is a 2.8 percent decrease from 2018 (446,875), which was the busiest May on record.

So far in 2019,the park has hosted 576,776 visits, up 1 percent from the same period last year.

The list below shows the trend over the last five years. Year-to-date visitation in 2019 is 11 percent higher than five years ago in 2015.

The continued high level of visitation in the park underscores the need to plan a Yellowstone adventure ahead of time. Anticipate delays or limited parking at popular destinations, and check road conditions before you arrive.

Year-to-date recreation visits (through May):

  • 2019 – 576,776
  • 2018 – 570,823
  • 2017 – 550,486
  • 2016 – 593,755
  • 2015 – 518,087