Grand Teton visitation drops – slightly


It wasn’t the busiest August ever in Grand Teton National Park, but it was busy none-the-less. The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office reports a total of 696,564 recreational visitors entered the park during the month making it the fourth busiest on record. That number compares with 702,022 visitors -or a 1% decrease – in 2019, the last normal year before the pandemic. August of 2020 saw 710,198 recreational visitors, or approximately 2% more than this year. The busiest August ever in the park was in 2017 which was the year it was the epicenter of the solar eclipse. Visitor services at Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are beginning to wind down from the summer season. All visitors to Grand Teton are highly encouraged to plan ahead, recreate responsibly and help ensure this iconic landscape may be enjoyed by future generations.

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