Yellowstone National Park

Another Record in the Books for Yellowstone Visitation

Yellowstone hosted 854,837 visitors in August. It is the first time August visitation has passed the 800,000 mark, and is up more than 81,000 from the previous August record of 773,307 visitors set back in 1995.

Visitation for the 3 summer months topped 2.5 million. Visitation for the first eight months of the year was almost 2.87 million.

June 694,841 643,844 +7.9%
July 957,785 900,515 +6.4%
August 854,827 752,983 +13.5%
Summer 2,507,463 2,297,342 +9.1%
Year To Date 2,866,401 2,654,378 +8.0%
August YTY Change
2010  854,837  +13.5%
2009  752,983  +3%
2008  731,063  +2.9%
2007  710,781  +11.8%
2006  635,666  -1.8%
2005  647,288

Visitor numbers were up at all five park entrances when compared to year-ago levels. The West Entrance remains the park’s busiest, with over 345,000 visitors in August. The North Entrance saw the greatest percentage increase in visitors, up a whopping 20 percent rise from the same month in 2009.

Yellowstone hosted a record number of visitors in 2009. Nearly 3.3 million people visited the world’s first national park last year, up 7.5% from 2008 and up 4.6% from the previous record of 3.15 million visitors set in 2007. The park is on track to break the 2009 record this year.

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