So far in 2019, the park has hosted 3,114,696 visits, down 0.69 percent from the same period last year.
The list below shows the year-to-date trend for recreational visits over the last several years (through August):
2019 – 3,114,696
2018 – 3,136,240
2017 – 3,232,708
2016 – 3,269,024
2015 – 3,133,965
2014 – 2,717,039
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 current 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.