Yellowstone visitation statistics for July 2021

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Men and women discovering the Midway Geyser Basin boardwalks in the vicinity of Grand Prismatic

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

News Launch Date: August 19, 2021

Call: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH Warm SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone Countrywide Park hosted 1,080,767 recreation visits in July 2021, earning it the most-frequented July on history. This is a 13% increase from July 2020 (955,645 leisure visits) and a 15% increase from July 2019 (936,062 recreation visits).

This July is also the most-frequented thirty day period on document in Yellowstone’s background and the very first time visitation exceeded 1 million visits in a solitary month.
So considerably in 2021, the park has hosted 2,668,765 recreation visits, up 16% from 2019. This 12 months is in comparison to 2019 as a substitute of 2020 simply because of COVID-19.  
The listing under shows the calendar year-to-date development for recreation visits about the past many yrs (by July):
2021 – 2,668,765
2020 – 1,674,699*  
2019 – 2,294,691
2018 – 2,322,271
2017 – 2,316,541
2016 – 2,427,988
“Increases to Yellowstone’s visitation have accelerated fast in excess of the earlier 12 months and we continue to be on tempo to established record quantities for 2021,” claimed Superintendent Cam Sholly. “We are actively developing defensible small and lengthy-expression solutions, with our companions, which concentrate on defense of park assets, increasing visitor practical experience, and looking at impacts on park staffing, infrastructure and our gateway communities and regional economies.”

Yellowstone’s street corridors and parking spots equate to less than 1,500 acres of the park’s 2.2 million acres. Most readers keep within just a 50 percent mile of these corridors. As these, the park is centered on the most closely congested parts: Old Faithful, Midway Geyser Basin, Norris, Canyon rims and Lamar Valley. In 2019, the park piloted controlled visitor accessibility at Norris, initiated a major shuttle feasibility review in 2020 to figure out the viability of a shuttle method amongst Outdated Devoted and Midway Geyser Basin, and executed an automated car shuttle pilot at Canyon Village in 2021 to explore the use of evolving technologies. The park is also getting edge of data derived from modern key customer surveys and transportation studies to inform long term conclusions and is operating intently with Grand Teton Countrywide Park on future answers given that both equally parks significantly share visitation every single year.

Summertime is Yellowstone’s busiest period. Tens of millions of people today visit the park in June, July and August. If you prepare to travel to Yellowstone this summer time, program ahead, count on crowding, recreate responsibly and consider the Yellowstone Pledge to guard by yourself and the park.  

Far more details on park visitation, such as how we determine these figures, is available on the NPS Stats web-site. 
Editor’s observe: *The park was closed March 24-Might 18, 2020, owing to COVID-19. Two entrances ended up open up Could 18-31 and the remaining a few opened on June 1.

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