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Strong May Visitation Reported In GTNP

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Grand Teton National Park last month experienced a 13-percent rise in recreational visitation compared with the same month in 2012.  According to the monthly report from the National Parks Statistics Office, 21,815 more people entered the park for recreational purposes than during the previous May, while 5,370 more people entered the park for other reasons.  All told, the park saw a combined increase in traffic through its entrances of nearly 10.1 percent. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says it is unclear why the month experienced the growth, but she points to the aggressive marketing done by the Wyoming Travel Commission this year.

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