Yellowstone National Park sees a dip in visitation numbers

Posted at 8:23 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 10:31:16-04

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Yellowstone National Park is reporting that the number of people who visited this August dropped 11% when compared to a year ago.

Overall park visitation is down 3% so far this year but the Park has still registered more than 3.1 million visits for the season to date — about 100,000 less than at this same time last year.

Park officials say in spite of the slight drop, the park is still very busy and that people who want to visit need to plan ahead. It’s especially important to check and reserve ahead of time for hotel rooms or camping in and around the park.

Since the fall season is now underway, officials say be sure to check the park website for weather and road conditions before you visit because both can change quickly at this time of year.

Glacier National Park is also reporting that fewer tourists visited during August.

-John Sherer reporting for MTN News