Yellowstone visitations in May up 11%, busiest on record

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park released data on recreational visits for May 2021.

According to the park, 483,159 recreational visitors passed through the park in May. This is an 11% increase from May 2019 recreation visits of 434,385 visitors.

This was the park’s most visited May on record.

In May of 2020, the park was closed from May 1 through May 18. Two of the park’s five entrances were open from May 18 through May 31.

So far in 2021, the park has hosted 658,513 recreation visits, up 14% from 2019.

The list below shows the year-to-date trend for recreation visits over the last several years in May:

2021 –  658,513
2020 –  145,849
2019 –  576,776
2018 –  570,823
2017 –  550,486
2016 –  593,755
Summer is Yellowstone’s busiest season.

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