Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Yellowstone Visitation Reaches All Time High in July

July saw the highest Yellowstone visitation count on record in all of Yellowstone National Park’s history.

980,702 visitors came to the Park—a 14 percent increase over last July. These Yellowstone visitation numbers also surpass the previous July record, attained in 2010. This July’s number show a two percent increase over the July 2010 numbers.

In the first seven months of 2015, 2,279,557 visitors came through Yellowstone National Park, an over 17 percent increase over last year and 13 percent over 2010’s number. The full 2015 Yellowstone visitation numbers are below:

Month Recreational Visits 2015 Recreational Visits 2014
Change
January 28,091 26,778 +4.9%
February 34,343 28,233 +21.64%
March 22,989 18,778 +22.43%
April 46,600 31,356 +48.61%
May 383,670 310,039 +23.75%
June 780,768 669,642 +16.59%
July 980,702 858,856 +14.19%
Total Year-To-Date
2,279,557 1943,684 +17.28%

Every entrance to Yellowstone National Park, in particular the North and West Entrances, showed an increase in traffic.

Historically, July tends to be Yellowstone’s peak visitation month, followed by August, June, September, and May.

The Park calculates these numbers by counting the numbers of wheeled vehicles rolling through entrances, then applying a person-per-vehicle multiplier to calculate Yellowstone visitation.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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