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Yellowstone National Park releases May 2023 recreational visit statistics

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Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-15 20:24:20-04

Yellowstone National Park reportedly hosted 454,929 recreational visits during the month of May 2023, a 13% decrease from May 2022.

May 2022 was YNP’s busiest May on record.

Below is the year-to-date trend for recreational visits through May over the last several years:

2023 – 645,646
2022 – 733,471
2021 – 649,153
2020 – 145,849 (The park was closed May 1 through May 17. Two entrances opened May 18 and the remaining three opened June 1.)
2019 – 576,776
2018 – 570,824

Summer is the park's busiest season. If you have an upcoming trip to YNP planned this summer, the park encourages you to plan ahead.

For more information on visitation, visit https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/.