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, 2021||Friday, August 30, 2019|
|Saturday, September 4, 2021||Saturday, August 31, 2019|
|Sunday, September 5, 2021||Sunday, September 1, 2019|
|Monday, September 6, 2021||Monday, September 2, 2019|
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.