- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Visitation to Yellowstone National Park this year has topped the 3.2 million mark, and the park has already received more visitors in 2014 than it did all of last year.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/10SzYDH ) there were 3.28 million recreational visits to Yellowstone in the first nine months of this year. That’s an increase of 5.68 percent over the same period last year.

A total of 571,764 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone in September, an increase of 2.48 percent compared to September 2013 numbers.

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

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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