Yellowstone National Park sees an increase in visits in September

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MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo (RELEASE)- Yellowstone hosted 724,454 visits in September 2018. This is approximately a 13 percent increase from September 2017.

So far in 2018, the park has hosted 3,860,694 visits, down 0.3 percent from the same period last year. The list below shows the trend over the last several years. With the increase in September, year-to-date visitation in 2018 is roughly 19 percent higher than it was in 2013.

Year-to-date Recreation Visits (through September)

2018 – 3,860,694

2017 – 3,872,776

2016 – 3,970,778

2015 – 3,814,178

2014 – 3,288,806

2013 – 3,111,924

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