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Yellowstone visitation up, tops 2.5M year to date

Yellowstone visitation up, tops 2.5M year to date

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone officials say they have seen increased traffic this summer at most entrances at the national park.

The National Park Service reports that in August, the number of recreational visits to the park surpassed 2.5 million, with more than 2 million visitors to the park during the three summer months.

Yellowstone has recorded nearly 2.6 million recreational visits so far this year, and the total number of vehicles was up 4.37 percent from the same time period in 2012.

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

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