Yellowstone experiences busiest May on record

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The park hosted 446,875 visits in May 2018. This is more than a 6 percent increase over last year (419,635 visits) and surpasses May 2016 (444,630 visits) as the busiest May ever in Yellowstone. So far in 2018, the park has hosted 570,823 visits, up 3.5 percent from the same period last year. The list below shows the trend over the last five years. Year-todate visitation in 2018 is 37 percent higher than five years ago in 2014. Year-To-Date Recreation Visits (through May) 2018 - 570,823 2017 - 550,486 2016 - 593,755 2015 - 518,087 2014 - 415,185 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 road conditions on 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.

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  • Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
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    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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