Yellowstone sees fifth busiest July on record
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 14, 2018

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – The park hosted 940,563 visits in July 2018. This is a slight decrease from last year (962,404 visits) and makes it the fifth busiest July ever recorded in Yellowstone.

So far in 2018, the park has hosted 2,322,270 visits, up slightly from the same period last year. The list below shows the trend over the last five years. Year-to-date visitation in 2018 is 19 percent higher than five years ago in 2014.

Year-to-date Recreation Visits (through July)

2018 – 2,322,270
2017 – 2,316,542
2016 – 2,427,988
2015 – 2,279,557
2014 – 1,943,682

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

More data on park visitation, including how we calculate these numbers, is available on the NPS Stats website.