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Strong numbers for 2020 Grand Teton visitation

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.

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Expanded Yellowstone campground reservations on tap

Expanded Yellowstone campground reservations are on tap for three more areas–Mammoth, Slough Creek and a portion of Pebble Creek–beginning at the end of the month.

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Despite challenges, 2020 Yellowstone visitation down just 5%

COVID-19 distancing at Snow Lodge gift show

Despite a COVID-19 pandemic that saw several lodges and many services shut down, 2020 Yellowstone visitation was down just 5 percent over 2019, as visitors saw the park as a safe refuge in troubling times.

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Fenn treasure hunter pleads guilty to Yellowstone cemetary vandalism

Yellowstone National Park

Fenn treasure hunter Rodrick Dow Craythorn pled guilty to charges of causing repeated damage to Fort Yellowstone Cemetery in 2019 and 2020 in a futile attempt to located the prize.

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Here’s a new one: Yellowstone visitors cited for cooking chickens in a hot spring

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Three Yellowstone National Park visitors were cited for cooking two whole chickens in a backcountry Shoshone Geyser Basin hot spring in an August 7 incident.

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Fenn treasure hunter indicted in Fort Yellowstone Cemetery ransacking

Yellowstone National Park

A Utah man has been indicted for repeated damage to Fort Yellowstone Cemetery in 2019 and 2020 as he searched for the alleged Forrest Fenn treasure.

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Yellowstone shuttles planned for 2021 debut

Traffic near Midway Geyser Basin

We will see two new Yellowstone shuttles serving the busiest parts of the park in 2021, as National Park Service officials announce two pilot projects for future evaluation.

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Changes mulled for Yellowstone winter operating schedules

We may see some small changes to upcoming Yellowstone winter operating schedules, as the Park Service is seeking comments on opening dates and entrance-gate hours.

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After Yellowstone COVID-19 outbreak, Xanterra closing services early

Due to a Yellowstone COVID-19 outbreak among staff, Xanterra is closing down its remaining services at Old Faithful Snow Lodge early for the summer 2020 season.

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Three-year-old suffers burns in Yellowstone thermal area

Yellowstone National Park

Despite some high visitation numbers this year, we have not had to report many stories like this: earlier today a three-year-old suffered second-degree burns to the lower body and back after slipping from a trail into a Yellowstone thermal area.

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