West entrance to Yellowstone National Park

The west entrance to Yellowstone National Park is shown in June 2018.

More than 810,000 tourists visited Yellowstone National Park in June, the second busiest June on record.

The 810,884 visits is a slight increase over last year's 803,652 and below the record-setting June 2016 (838,316). That year also holds the record for most visits ever, 1.43 million.

So far in 2018, the park has hosted 1,381,707 visits, up 2.5 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date visitation in 2018 is 27 percent higher than five years ago in 2014.

The continued high level of visitation in the park underscores the importance of planning a Yellowstone adventure ahead of time. Visitors should anticipate delays or limited parking at popular destinations, and check road conditions on the park’s website before they arrive.

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More data on park visitation, including how it calculates the numbers, is available on the NPS Stats website.

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