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Blame the Snow: October 2019 Yellowstone Visits Down

Sun dog over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

You can probably blame snowstorms and early seasonal road closures, as October 2019 Yellowstone visits were down when compared to 2018, according to National Park Service officials.

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August 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Up Slightly from 2018

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The numbers are in: August 2019 Yellowstone visitation is up slightly from 2018’s tallies, with total 2019 visitation numbers down slightly from 2018.

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June 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Down from 2018, 2016

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

June 2019 Yellowstone visitation was down 3.6 percent when compared to June 2018, as National Park Service officials tallied 781,853 visits. This also represents a decrease from June 2016 (838,316 visits), the busiest month on record in Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone National Park May 2019 Visitation Down Over 2018

Joe Brown Trail and Dome Mountain

Though the numbers are down over 2018, Yellowstone National Park May 2019 visitation still represented the third-busiest May on record.

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September 2018 Yellowstone Visitation Up 13 Percent

Filming Steamboat Geyser 2018

September 2018 Yellowstone visitation was up 13 percent over 2017, as warm weather and some compelling changes in the Park’s geyser fields potentially kept visitor levels high for the season.

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Yellowstone Visitation in August Down Year to Year

Busy Boardwalk at Norris Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone visitation in August 2018 was down some 11 percent when compared to August 2017, as hot and dry weather may have impacted the overall recreational numbers.

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Wenk Departure Spurs Yellowstone Transition Time

Dan Wenk

With big crowds still descending on Yellowstone and regional disputes over bison spilling into Montana, the future of America’s first National Park is under scrutiny, especially with Dan Wenk’s imminent departure as superintendent.

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Fifth Busiest July on Record for 2018 Yellowstone Visitation

cars at south entrance

With 940,563 visits last month — the fifth busiest July ever — 2018 Yellowstone visitation is slightly up from 2017, though still trailing 2016’s record numbers.

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Yellowstone Crowds Generated Second-Busiest June in Park History

cars at south entrance

Yes, the stories about lines and traffic jams created by Yellowstone crowds are indeed true, as the National Park Service tallied 810,884 visits in June 2018, a slight increase over last year (803,652 visits) and below June 2016 (838,316 visits) numbers, which remains the busiest June ever in Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone Visitation Study Launches

Yellowstone 2018 surbey

There is broad agreement that Yellowstone National Park is far too crowded during the summer’s peak season. To work on potential solutions, a new Yellowstone visitation study will research visitor demographics and actions.

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