Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Visitation Up for 2010, Down in May

The final tally for May 2010 Yellowstone National Park visitation was 250,445; that was down 4.3 percent from May 2009 (261,763). Here are the numbers for the year so far:


2010 2009 +/-
January 25,595 24,770 +3.3%
February 29,108 28,355 +2.7%
March 21,028 17,317 +21.4%
April 32,763 24,831 +31.9%
May 250,445 261,763 -4.3%

We can see how weather-dependent the visitation numbers are: a mild April and March meant easier access to the North Entrance, the most popular entrance in winter because it’s accessible via car. A snowy May hindered this access to a degree, as well as access to other parts of the Park that opened in the month.

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