Yellowstone National Park visitation statistics on Labor Day weekend 2021
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 8, 2021

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Parkwide vehicle entries through the Labor Day weekend showed a 21% 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 September 3-6, 2021, compared to August 30-September 2, 2019, are listed below.

Park entrance Vehicle entries Percent increase
2021 over 2019
Friday, September 3, 2021 Friday, August 30, 2019
East 882 725 22%
North 1,718 1,361 26%
Northeast 477 522 -9%
South 1,750 1,189 47%
West 4,118 3,337 23%
Total 8,945 7,134 25%
Saturday, September 4, 2021 Saturday, August 31, 2019
East 1,018 919 11%
North 2,152 1,771 22%
Northeast 710 687 3%
South 1,960 896 119%
West 5,222 4,640 13%
Total 11,062 8,913 24%
Sunday, September 5, 2021 Sunday, September 1, 2019
East 1,506 1,204 25%
North 2,435 1,964 24%
Northeast 803 959 -16%
South 2,100 1,116 88%
West 5,536 5,064 9%
Total 12,380 10,307 20%
Monday, September 6, 2021 Monday, September 2, 2019
East 1,157 995 16%
North 1,980 1,575 26%
Northeast 745 854 -13%
South 1,807 1,528 18%
West 4,293 3,599 19%
Total 9,982 8,551 17%

If you plan to travel to Yellowstone this autumn, plan ahead, expect crowding and recreate responsibly to protect yourself and the park. Stay informed about changes to park operations and services by downloading the NPS Yellowstone app and visiting www.nps.gov/yell or the park’s social media channels.

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).