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Yellowstone National Park sees drop in Memorial Day weekend visitors

Vehicle entries down 34% overall from 2021
YNP Memorial Day Weekend Visits
Posted at 1:53 PM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 11:45:59-04

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Yellowstone National Park saw visits over the 2022 Memorial Day weekend decrease more than 30% compared to last year’s totals, park officials reported on Wednesday.

According to a park news release, parkwide vehicle entries from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30 were down 34% overall from the 2021 holiday weekend total.

There were 7,386 total vehicle entries on Friday, May 27, 2022, down 22% from 9,469 on May 28, 2021. On Saturday, May 28, 7,805 vehicle entries were reported parkwide, down 31% from 11,385 in 2021. Sunday saw 7,773 vehicle entries, down 35% from 12,040 in 2021.

YNP Memorial Day Weekend Visits

The steepest one-day decrease from last year was on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. There were 5,608 vehicle entries through all park entrances, down from 10,522 on Memorial Day 2021, a decrease of 47%.

Park officials say summer is its busiest season, with millions of people visiting the park in June, July, and August. Park officials recommend watching this video when planning a trip to the park, along with reviewing top things to know when visiting Yellowstone.