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Gazette Premium Content Yellowstone visit numbers up in June

Associated Press Updated: July 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park saw its visitation numbers increase more than 7 percent for the month of June, compared to a year ago.

In addition, visitation to the first national park exceeded the 1 million mark for the first six months of the 2014.

The National Park Service recorded more than 669,642 recreational visits to Yellowstone in June.

That compares to about 624,400 recreational visits in June 2013.

Driving the increase were bus passengers. June bus passenger numbers were up almost 25 percent at the North entrance, nearly 34 percent at the West Entrance, and up almost 39 percent at the South entrance compared to June 2013.

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

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