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Visitation to Yellowstone tops 2.7 million mark; park on track to have one of its best years

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming — Visitation to Yellowstone National Park has topped the 2.7 million mark, and the park is on track to have one of its best years on record.

Park spokesman Al Nash says there were 773,357 recreational visits to Yellowstone in August and a total of 2,717,040 visits for the first eight months of this year. That's more than a 6 percent increase from the same time period last year.

Nash says each of the park's five entrances showed an increase in automobile traffic in August, compared to 2013 levels, and bus traffic at the entrances increased as well.

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

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