Memorial Day weekend traffic in Yellowstone up 50 percent from 2019
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 8, 2021
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Park-wide vehicle entries through the Memorial Day weekend showed a 50% increase over the same weekend in 2019. This year is compared to 2019 because in 2020, during the same time frame, only the Wyoming park entrances were open due to COVID-19.
Visitation statistics (*vehicle entries) per day for May 28-31, 2021, compared to May 24-27, 2019, are listed below.

Park entrance 

Vehicle entries 

Percent increase 2021 over 2019 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday, May 24, 2019 

East

902

368

145%

North

1,796

983

83%

Northeast

475

350

36%

South

1,731

920

88%

West

4,565

2,652

72%

Total 

9,469 

5,273 

80% 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday, May 25, 2019 

East

1,131

833

36%

North

2,170

1,651

31%

Northeast

702

394

78%

South

1,958

1,320

48%

West

5,424

3,818

42%

Total 

11,385 

8,016[

42% 

 

 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday, May 26, 2019 

East

1,249

997

25%

North

2,240

1,597

40%

Northeast

870

426

104%

South

2,046

1,405

46%

West

5,635

4,122

37%

Total 

12,040 

8,547 

41% 


Monday, May 31, 2021

Monday, May 27, 2019
East 1,219 918 33%
North 2,110 1,402 50%
Northeast 755 369 105%
South 1,735 1,365 27%
West 4,703 3,000 57%
Total 10,522 7,054 49%

Summer is Yellowstone’s busiest season. Millions of people visit the park in June, July and August. If you plan to travel to Yellowstone this summer, plan ahead, expect crowding and recreate responsibly to protect yourself and the park.

Editor’s note: *Vehicle entry data is collected from park entrance stations point of sale system. This data informs official visitation stats, posted after the end of each month at NPS Stats website. Vehicle entry data will be shared in press releases following summer holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day).