- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park is on track to set a new annual visitation record before the year is up after welcoming more than 1,985,000 visitors to the park this summer.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (https://bit.ly/2cygtHn ) the National Park Service released figures Thursday that show Glacier set an August visitation record this year with nearly 737,000 visitors. That came after record-setting months for attendance in May, June and July.

Glacier’s year-to-date visitation is 18 percent ahead of the same time last year. There have been more than 2 million visitors to the park in 2016.

Park officials are working to address the impacts of Glacier’s growing popularity, including congestion along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The park is working on an environmental impact statement for a plan to develop a corridor along the road.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com


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