Grand Teton National Park hosts highest number of visitors in May on record

MOOSE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park released May visitation rates, and just like Yellowstone National Park, May visitation in the park broke previous records.
Grand Teton National Park hosted an estimated 363,712 recreation visits in May 2021, a 30% increase compared to May 2019.
Camping in the park increased 93% in May 2021 compared to May 2019, while backcountry camping increased 117%. Trail use in the park increased 70% in May, compared to May 2019, on trails that use is counted.
The list below shows the highest number of recreation visits on record for the month of May.
  • May 2021       363,712
  • May 2018       296,885
  • May 2016       292,318
  • May 2019       278,529
  • May 2017       255,583
Historically, July and August have been the busiest months of the year at the park. Recent trends include increased visitation in the spring and fall.
Grand Teton National Park reported a record-breaking April this year as well. By all indications, the park will record the highest number of visitors on record this summer.

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