Yellowstone visitation down in October

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Visitation to Yellowstone National Park was down 22% in October compared to October 2018.

Yellowstone hosted 170,038 visitors last month.

So far in 2019, the park has hosted 3,977,852 visits, down 2.5% from the same period last year.

Due to snow throughout the month, some entrance stations and park roads were temporarily closed. These closures likely contributed to the decrease in visitation.

The list below shows the year-to-date trend for recreational visits over the last several years (through October):

2019 – 3,977,852
2018 – 4,078,770
2017 – 4,084,763
2016 – 4,212,782
2015 – 4,066,191
2014 – 3,483,608

If you plan to drive to and in the park during the fall and winter, please have flexible travel plans and prepare for changing weather conditions. Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time without notice. Visit Park Roads for the status of Yellowstone roads. Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).

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