Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:43 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2012 7:01 AM
WEST YELLOWSTONE- Park officials report that visitation to Yellowstone National Park for June and for the first six months of the year is up compared to year-ago levels.
The park recorded 674,498 recreational visitors in June 2012, up over 6% from last year, and is second only to 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% year-to-year increase.
July is typically the park's peak visitation month, followed by August, June, September, and May.
Detailed park visitation information is available online.