Yellowstone visitation statistics for May 2021

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Crowding on the Halfway Geyser Basin boardwalk close to Grand Prismatic Spring

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

News Launch Date: June 11, 2021

Call: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH Warm SPRINGS, WY – The park hosted 483,159 recreation visits in May possibly 2021. This is an 11% enhance from May well 2019 (434,385 recreation visits) and the park’s most frequented May on document.

Could 2020 really should not be used as a very good calendar year-to-calendar year comparison thanks to the park being closed right up until May perhaps 18. Only two of the park’s 5 entrances were open for the rest of the month.

So considerably in 2021, the park has hosted 658,513 recreation visits, up 14% from 2019.

The record below reveals the calendar year-to-day pattern for recreation visits above the very last many many years (via Could):

2021 –  658,513
2020 –  145,849 *The park was closed May 1 by May well 18. Two entrances had been open up Could 18 via May perhaps 31.
2019 –  576,776
2018 –  570,823
2017 –  550,486
2016 –  593,755

Summer is Yellowstone’s busiest period. Millions of folks go to the park in June, July and August. If you strategy to vacation to Yellowstone this summer time, plan ahead, be expecting crowding, recreate responsibly and acquire the Yellowstone Pledge to defend yourself and the park.

Additional information on park visitation, which includes how we compute these numbers, is obtainable on the NPS Stats internet site.

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