Yellowstone visitation number down

Orange Spring Mound in Yellowstone National Park. PC Jacob W. Franks, NPS

Orange Spring Mound in Yellowstone National Park. PC Jacob W. Franks, NPS

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Author: Steven Shaw
Date: 06.13.17

The number of people heading to our nation’s first national park is down so far this year.

According to the National Park Service visits through May are down 5.6 percent compared to 2016. The NPS credits late spring snowstorms for the drop.

While fewer people have arrived so far, it is still the second busiest May on record at Yellowstone.

Here is a look at recent visitation number through May.

2017    550,413
2016    593,755
2015    518,087
2014    415,185
2013    392,222

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