Yellowstone National Park

It’s Official: This Has Been Busiest Summer in Yellowstone

Nearly 753,000 visitors came to the park this past August. That’s up three percent compared to the August 2008, and just a little more than 11,000 shy of the all-time August record of 764,237 set in 1998.

Park visitation year-to-date is up 8.1 percent compared to the same period in 2008, and well above the previous January through August visitation record of 2,511,790 set in 2007.

June 643,844 593,406 +8.5%
 July 900,515 806,110 +11.4%
 August 752,983 731,063 +3.0%
 June-August 2,297,342 2,132,576 +7.7%
 Year to Date

The West Entrance remains the park’s busiest, with 1,090,306 visitors for the year; and nearly 300,000 in August alone.  The greatest percentage increase in visitation was again recorded through the East Entrance, up 16.3 percent from August 2008.

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