Home » Greater Yellowstone »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Yellowstone Sees Slight Decline in Visitation

August 8, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
YNP visitors

Yellowstone National Park last month posted a two-percent decline in recreational visitations while seeing a nominal increase in traffic through the park overall.  According to the National Park Service Public Use Statistics Office, 888,334 visitors were in the park in July for recreation compared with nearly 907-thousand one year ago.  Nominal as the change is, Spokesman Al Nash says you have to keep the decline in perspective.  Nash says the figures are still significantly larger than what was seen for monthly totals prior to 2008.  He also points out that year-to-date figures are about 4% higher than they were for the same period last year. Of July’s traffic into the park, 195,464 visitors entered through the South Entrance. Nash points out that typically, each year Yellowstone is in top ten national parks for popularity. Statistics for Grand Teton National Park were not immediately available.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin