Yellowstone’s 1,000,000 July visitations is a first for the park

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August 20, 2021 — Yellowstone National Park officials announced that the park experienced its busiest July in history in a Friday press release. A record of 1,080,767 recreation visits was recorded last month, 13% more than July 2020 and 15% more than July 2019. In addition, July marked the first time in the park’s history that visitation exceeded one million in a single month.

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For the year, Yellowstone’s visitation is up 16% over through July compared to 2019, with a  total of 2,668,765 visitations. Yearly Yellowstone Park visitation totals are compared to 2019 as the park was closed to the public from March 2020 to May 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Yellowstone Park visitations through July for the past five years:

  • 2021 – 2,668,765
  • 2020 – 1,674,699
  • 2019 – 2,294,691
  • 2018 – 2,322,271
  • 2017 – 2,316,541
  • 2016 – 2,427,988

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