Nearly 700,000 visitors came to Yellowstone National Park
during June. It marks the second record June in a row, and the third
record June out of the last four years. Visitor numbers this June are
100,000 higher than those recorded in June 2008.
Visitor numbers were up at all four entrances when compared to
year-ago levels, with double-digit increases reported through the East
and Northeast Entrances.
The West Entrance remains the park’s busiest, with over 280,000
visitors recorded this June, compared to just over 261,000 a year ago.
Visitation to the park for the first six months of the year is over
the one million mark, up 5.3 percent over the same period a year ago.
July is typically the park’s peak visitation month, followed by August, June, September, and May.
Yellowstone hosted a record number of visitors in 2009. Nearly 3.3
million people visited the world’s first national park last year, up
7.5% from 2008 and up 4.6% from the previous record of 3.15 million
visitors set in 2007.
Detailed park visitation information is available online at http://www.nature.nps.gov/stats.
From National Park Service