Visits to Yellowstone National Park continue to increase even before the traditional press of the summer season. According to the National Park Service Natural and Cultural Resources Division,
April saw a 10.3% increase in the number of people entering the park compared with the same period in 2018, and specifically, a 27½ % increase in recreational visits. Altogether, 109,678 people passed through the gates during the month; 48,150 of whom did so for recreational purposes.
Year-to-date, Yellowstone has seen a 6.7% increase in visitation. That means this year has enjoyed the second busiest first three months in the park’s history. Meanwhile, visits to Grand Teton National Park were down nearly ½% overall from the previous year while still enjoying an increase of 4.3% year-to date. No explanation was give for the slight decline.