Yellowstone National Park visitation statistics on Fourth of July weekend 2021
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: July 8, 2021
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Parkwide vehicle entries through the Fourth of July weekend showed an 8% increase over the same weekend in 2019. This year is compared to 2019 instead of 2020 because of COVID-19.  

Visitation statistics (*vehicle entries) per day for July 2-5, 2021, compared to July 5-8, 2019, are listed below.  

 

Park entrance 

Vehicle entries 

 

Percent increase 2021 over 2019 

 

Friday, July 2, 2021 

Friday, July 5, 2019 

 

East 

1,148 

1,473 

-22% 

North 

2,106 

2,026 

4% 

Northeast 

570 

862 

-34% 

South 

2,049 

2,226 

8% 

West 

5,228 

5,680 

-8% 

Total 

11,101 

12,267 

-10% 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 3, 2021 

Saturday, July 6, 2019 

 

East 

1,257 

1,405 

11% 

North 

2,263 

1,983 

14% 

Northeast 

667 

861 

-23% 

South 

2,203 

1,730 

27% 

West 

5,470 

5,377 

2% 

Total 

11,860 

11,356 

4% 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 4, 2021 

Sunday, July 7, 2019 

 

East 

1,210 

1,430 

-15% 

North 

2,119 

1,810 

17% 

Northeast 

604 

751 

-20% 

South 

1,767 

1,744 

1% 

West 

5,359 

4,511 

19% 

Total 

11,059 

10,246 

8% 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 5, 2021 

Monday, July 8, 2019 

 

East 

1,751 

1,205 

45% 

North 

2,364 

1,605 

47% 

Northeast 

736 

649 

13% 

South 

2,444 

1,764 

39% 

West 

5,530 

4,407 

25% 

Total 

12,825 

9,630 

33% 

 

 

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 pointofsale 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).