Yellowstone Park 2011 visitation 3rd highest ever recorded
by Yellowstone National Park
August 6, 2011
Monthly visitation to Yellowstone National Park in July topped the 900,000 mark for only the third time in the park’s history.
The park recorded 906,935 recreational visitors in July 2011. That is the second highest monthly visitation level ever recorded. It is down from the record 957,785 visitors to the park in July 2010.
2011: 906,935 Visitors Year to Year Change - 5.3 %
2010: 957,785 Visitors Year to Year Change +6.4 %
2009: 900,515 Visitors Year to Year Change +11.4 %
2008: 808,110 Visitors Year to Year Change - 1.8 %
2007: 822,773 Visitors Year to Year Change +11.4 %
2006: 738,807 Visitors
The number of recreational visitors entering Yellowstone for the first seven months of the calendar year is also down compared to last year’s record levels. The park recorded 1,848,658 recreational visitors from January through July 2011, down 8.1 percent from the 2,011,586 visitors recorded during the same period in 2010. Despite the year-to-year decline, park visitation for the first seven months of 2011 is still the third highest ever recorded.
July is typically the park’s peak visitation month, followed by August, June, September, and May.
Yellowstone hosted a record number of visitors in 2010. Over 3.64 million people visited the world’s first national park last year, up 10.55 percent over 2009, which was itself a record year.
Detailed park visitation information is available online at http://www.nature.nps.gov/stats/.
Yellowstone National Park: www.nps.gov/yell