MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. - Nothing's better than when you load up your kids, friends and family for a summer road trip through Yellowstone National Park. And it seems that's what a lot of people did this June.
Yellowstone National Park reports that June 2021 was the most-visited June on record for the park, with 938,845 recreation visits in total.
According to a release, this is a 64% increase from June 2020 (573,205 recreational visits) and a 20% increase from June 2019 (781,853 recreation visits).
So far this year, the park has hosted 1,587,998 recreation visits, which is up 17% from 2019.
The list below shows the year-to-date trend for recreation visits over the last several years (through June):
2021 – 1,587,998
2020 – 719,054
2019 – 1,358,629
2018 – 1,381,708
2017 – 1,354,137
2016 – 1,432,071
More data on park visitation, including how the park calculates these numbers, is available on the NPS Stats website.