Yellowstone Park logs more than 1 million visitors so far this year, numbers up 6 percent over 2011

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Yellowstone National Park visitation is up 6 percent so far over 2011. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate file photo)

From Staff Reports

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for June and for the first six months of 2012 is up compared to the same period last year, with the world’s first national park already logging 1 million visitors this year.

June Yellowstone Park visitation counts.

June Yellowstone Park visitation counts.

The park recorded 674,498 recreational visitors in June 2012, up over 6 percent from last 2011, and second only to the record levels reported in June 2010.

The number of recreational visitors entering Yellowstone for the first six months of the calendar year is also up compared to 2011. The park recorded 1,044,570 recreational visitors from January through June 2012, compared to 941,723 during the same period in 2011, nearly an 11-percent year-to-year increase.

Yellowstone Park visitation counts.

Annual change in six-month period for Yellowstone Park visitation 2011-12.

July is typically the park’s peak visitation month, followed by August, June, September and May.

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