- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2020

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Visitation to Yellowstone National Park was down 32% in June compared to the same month last year amid concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Even so, the last 10 days of the month saw visitation rates that ranged between 90-116% of 2019 numbers, the Billings Gazette reported Monday.

In all, the park hosted some 534,000 visitors in June, according to a park press release. The national park’s overall visits are down 49% from last year.

Yellowstone was closed in full from March 24 to May 18, when its two Wyoming entrances reopened their doors. Its peak season is May through September.

The park’s three Montana entrances reopened on June 1.

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