Yellowstone wasn’t the only National Park putting up strong numbers, as 2020 Grand Teton visitation was down only 3.4 percent from 2019, despite being closed for almost two months of the summer season.
Overall. Grand Teton National Park hosted 3,289,639 recreation visits in 2020, the fourth highest number of recreation visits for one year in the park’s history. During 2020 the park was closed for almost two months, March 24-May 18, due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“National parks and public lands were extremely important to everyone this past year, providing fresh air, open space and respite from the pandemic,” said Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Chip Jenkins via press statement. “We anticipate that we will see continued high interest in visiting Grand Teton National Park.”
The top five years for recreation visits in Grand Teton National Park are:
- 2018: 3,491,151
- 2019: 3,405,614
- 2017: 3,317,000
- 2020: 3,289,639
- 2016: 3,270,076
Of the top ten national parks for recreation visits, 2020 Grand Teton visitation was the fifth highest.
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