Yellowstone experiences second busiest June on record

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Visitation at the nation’s first national park continues to climb. Yellowstone hosted 810,884 visits in June 2018, making it the second-busiest June in the park’s history.

It’s a slight increase over last year’s 803,652 visits, but lower than June 2016 (838,316 visits), which remains the busiest June ever in Yellowstone.

So far in 2018, the park has hosted 1,381,707 visits, up 2.5 percent from the same period last year. The list below shows the trend over the last five years. Year-to-date visitation in 2018 is 27 percent higher than five years ago in 2014.

Year-to-date Recreation Visits (through June)

2018 – 1,381,707
2017 – 1,354,138
2016 – 1,432,071
2015 – 1,298,855
2014 – 1,084,826

The continued high level of visitation in the park underscores the importance of planning a Yellowstone adventure ahead of time. Visitors should anticipate delays or limited parking at popular destinations, and check road conditions on the park’s website before they arrive.

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