Yellowstone Visitations Down 27.5% Compared To 2019

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Visitations to Yellowstone National Park through July of this year are down by 27.5% from last year’s figures.

According to statistics gathered by the National Park System, the park has hosted 1,664,830 recreation visits so far this year, a 27.5% drop from the same period last year.

However, the park did see growth in visitations during the month of July this year, with 955,645 visitors, a 2% increase over July 2019.

The park was closed from March 24 to May 18 due the coronavirus pandemic. The Wyoming entrances opened in May and the Montana entrances opened June 1.

The list below shows the year-to-date trend for recreation visits over the last several years (through July):

  • 2020 – 1,664,830
  • 2019 – 2,294,690
  • 2018 – 2,322,270
  • 2017 – 2,316,542
  • 2016 – 2,427,988
  • 2015 – 2,279,557

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