Yellowstone visitation down in 2019

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Visitation to Yellowstone National Park last year was the lowest it’s been since 2014.

The park recorded over 4 million visits, a 2.3% decrease from 2018 and 5.6% decrease from 2016’s record year.

Visitation has been on an upward trend for decades and has roughly doubled since the 1970s, according to the Associated Press.

Recreation Visits by Year

2019 – 4,020,287
2018 – 4,114,999
2017 – 4,116,525
2016 – 4,257,177
2015 – 4,097,710
2014 – 3,513,486

 

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