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Nearly Four Million Visitors To Yellowstone So Far In 2016

Nearly four million people have visited Yellowstone National Park to date, with 2016 poised to break last year’s record.

In 2015, approximately 4.1 million people visited Yellowstone National Park, up from approximately 3.5 million in 2014.

According to a Yellowstone press release, 701,754 people came to Yellowstone National Park in September, up from 680,213 in September 2015. The full table is below.

Month Recreational Visits 2016 Recreational Visits 2015
January 30,621 28,091 +9%
February 36,327 34,343 +5.7%
March 22,924 22,989 -1%
April 59,253 46,600 +27%
May 444,817 383,064 +15.2%
June 838,316 780,768 +7.37%
July 995,413 980,702 +1.5%
August 841,036 854,409 -1.5%
September 701,754 680,213 +3.17%
Total Year-To-Date
3,970,778 3,814,178 +4.1%

As you can see, the uptick in September visitation erased the slight lag seen in August.

According to the press release, two entrances (the South and Northeast Entrances) saw a slight decrease in traffic.

The number of buses in Yellowstone was up markedly across the board, with 2,361 buses reported in September 2016. In September 2015, 1,934 buses came through the park.

About Sean Reichard

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

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