- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Attendance at Glacier National Park soared in last month, making it the busiest June on record.

The Flathead Beacon reports (https://bit.ly/1UHN7ag ) that 414,000 visitors came to the park last month. According to National Park Service data, visitation was up 24.1 percent from June 2014.

This year is on pace to break 2014’s annual record, with the first six months of visitation 26 percent higher than the previous year. July and August are historically the park’s busiest months.

Total overnight stays jumped nearly 31 percent last month compared to the previous year with more than 67,200 people camping or staying in a lodge or RV. Backcountry overnight stays increased 114.9 percent with 3,900 permits issued.

Last year saw an annual record number of visitors to Glacier with 2.33 million.

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Information from: Flathead Beacon, https://www.flatheadbeacon.com


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