Holiday Weekend Visitors Grow at Yellowstone

A picture of Yellowstone Old Faithful

Yellowstone’s busiest season showed a 50% increase in park-wide vehicle entries during Memorial Day weekend compared with 2019.

The number is compared with 2019 because of limited park entrances open during the same time frame last year after COVID-19 shutdowns.

Yellowstone representatives said millions of people visit the park in June, July and August. Those touting trips in the area this season should plan ahead, expect crowding and recreate responsibility to protect the park and other guests.

Visitation statistics for Memorial Day weekend were unveiled, comparing May 28-31 with May 24-27, 2019.

Yellowstone saw Friday’s total reach 9,469 vehicle entries across its five park entrances. In 2019, that total was 5,273 visitors, representing a 72% spike this year.

On Saturday, vehicle entries totaled 11,385 throughout all entrances, representing a 42% increase when compared with 8,016 visitors in 2019.

The most popular day was Sunday, which reported 12,040 visitors and represented a 41% increase from 2019’s total of 8,547 entries. Yellowstone travelers slowed down on Memorial Day, with 10,522 vehicle entries recorded Monday, compared with 7,054 in 2019 – a 49% spike this year.

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