Yellowstone National Park Sees Decrease in 2019 Visits: Lowest Level Since 2014


MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – In 2019, visitation to Yellowstone National Park was at the lowest level it has been since 2014. The park recorded over 4 million visits, a 2.3 percent decrease from 2018 and a 5.6 percent decrease from the record-breaking year in 2016.  

Recreation Visits by Year

2019 – 4,020,287
2018 – 4,114,999
2017 – 4,116,525
2016 – 4,257,177
2015 – 4,097,710
2014 – 3,513,486

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More data on park visitation, including how we calculate these numbers, is available on the NPS Stats website.

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