Yellowstone National Park hosted 316,662 recreation visits in October 2021, down 12% from October 2020 when there were 359,889 visits. That year saw the busiest October on record making October this year the second busiest. Recreation visits this October were up 85% from October 2019. Several short-term, weather-related road closures likely impacted visitation in 2019. So far in 2021, the park has hosted 4,789,644 recreation visits, up 28% from the same period last year, and up 20% from 2019 which was the last normal year pre-COVID.