Although the park has seen its fastest growth to visitation in the last decade, this growth has not been completely linear. It took five years after the previous record was set in 2016 to reach a new height this summer. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park released visitation statistics for this past, Fourth of July weekend.

The park compared the data with the same weekend in 2019, July 5-8. The data is collected by counting vehicle entrances through the five park entrances.

On Friday, July 2, 2021, 11,101 cars entered the park, this is a 10% decrease compared to Friday, July 5, 2019, when 12,267 cars entered the park.

Last Saturday, July 3, 2021, visitation increased by about 500 cars or 4%, compared to Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Sunday, July 4, 2021, also saw a minor 8% increase in visitation compared to Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Monday, July 5 was the busiest day of the holiday weekend with a total of 12,825 visitors. This is a 33% increase compared to Monday, July 8, 2019. 9,630 vehicles entered the park on that day.



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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.