Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park had their best April ever with more than 40% more visitors

BILLINGS, Mont. — Visitation at Yellowstone National Park last month has increased by 40% compared to 2019, an increase of about 19,000 people and a record for the month, park officials said.

Superintendent Cam Sholly predicted the park would be busier early this year based on the inability of tourists to travel internationally as demand for outdoor recreation increased last year, The Billings Gazette reported Friday.

“I predicted a record season, and I think we’re on track for that,” he said, noting that more than 34,000 visitors entered the park through the north entrance and another 33,000 people entered the park through the west entrance.

The previous high visitation for April was in 2016 when more than 59,000 people visited Yellowstone, officials said.

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