June 2021 Yellowstone visitation

Yellowstone Labor Day vehicle entries up 21 percent

Everyone was expecting a huge Yellowstone Labor Day weekend, and sure enough it happened, with the number of vehicles entering the park some 21 percent over 2019.

The Yellowstone Labor Day numbers are based on point-of-sale devices installed at each entry gate. Here are the numbers per day for September 3-6, 2021, compared to August 30-September 2, 2019:

Friday, September 3, 2021Friday, August 30, 2019
East 882 725 22% 
North 1,718 1,361  26% 
Northeast 477 522 -9% 
South 1,750 1,189 47% 
West 4,118 3,337 23% 
Total  8,945 7,134 25% 
        
  Saturday, September 4, 2021 Saturday, August 31, 2019  
East 1,018 919  11% 
North 2,152 1,771 22% 
Northeast 710 687 3% 
South 1,960 896 119% 
West 5,222 4,640 13% 
Total  11,062 8,913  24% 
        
  Sunday, September 5, 2021 Sunday, September 1, 2019  
East 1,506 1,204 25% 
North 2,435 1,964 24% 
Northeast 803 959 -16% 
South 2,100 1,116 88% 
West 5,536 5,064 9% 
Total 12,380 10,307 20
        
  Monday, September 6, 2021Monday, September 2, 2019   
East 1,157 995 16% 
North 1,980 1,575 26% 
Northeast 745 854 -13% 
South 1,807 1,528 18% 
West 4,293 3,599 19% 
Total 9,982 8,551 17

The issue of Yellowstone visitation has been a hot one, with several visitation records set this summer. The issue is being studied both by Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park officials.

Archival photo from July 2021 courtesy National Park Service.

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