We saw more huge crowds in the Park last month, as June 2021 Yellowstone visitation is a record, with the National Park Service tallying 938,845 recreation visits.
If it has seemed crowded in Yellowstone National Park this summer, it has: NPS officials have recorded 1,587,998 visits though June. June 2021 Yellowstone visitation bests the record set in June 2016 (838,316 visits), then awarded the busiest month on record in Yellowstone. The 2021 total is up 17% from 2019 as well. (A comparison to 2020 isn’t fair, considering visitation was down due to COVID-19.)
The June record follows a record-setting May as well.
Here’s the year-to-date trend for recreation visits over the last several years (through June):
2021 – 1,587,998
2020 – 719,054
2019 – 1,358,629
2018 – 1,381,708
2017 – 1,354,137
2016 – 1,432,071
Again, we could see more visitation records set this summer.
We’ll pass along Grand Teton’s June 2021 visitation numbers when available
Photo courtesy National Park Service.