July 2012 Visitation for Yellowstone National Park

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for July is down slightly compared to year ago levels. The park recorded 888,335 recreational visitors in July 2012, down 2.1 percent from last year.

Recreational Visitors
July Year to Year Change
2012 888,335 – 2.1 %
2011 906,935 – 5.3 %
2010 957,785 + 6.4 %
2009 900,515 + 11.4 %
2008 808,110 – 1.8 %
2007 822,773

The number of recreational visitors entering Yellowstone for the first seven months of the calendar year is up compared to 2011. The park recorded 1,930,232 recreational visitors from January through July 2012, compared to 1,848,658 during the same period in 2011, a 4.4 percent year-to-year increase.

Recreational Visitors 2012 2011 Change
January 24,766 24,517 + 1.0%
February 27,752 28,174 – 1.5%
March 20,248 18,728 + 8.1%
April 29,056 28,147 + 3.2 %
May 268,251 207,842 + 29.1%
June 671,825 634,316 + 5.9 %
July 888,335 906,935 – 2.1 %
Total Year-To-Date 1,930,232 1,848,658 + 4.4 %

The above chart reflects a slight decrease in June 2012 recreational visitation from the earlier reported figure, due to the discovery of a data entry error.

July is typically the park’s peak visitation month, followed by August, June, September, and May.
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