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Record 700,000 Visited Yellowstone in June

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July 7, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

The National Park Service is reporting that a record number traveled to Yellowstone in June: nearly 700,000 visitors.

June remains a popular month to visit the great park, as the recent numbers are up about 8% from June, 2009, which also set a record. July is typically the busiest month, followed by August, June, September and May, according to the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The park’s West Entrance near West Yellowstone, Mont., is still the busiest route, where more than 280,000 people passed through last month. Officials say visits to the park has topped 1 million for the first six months of the year.

The Associated Press is also reporting that the park’s Norris Campground has been reopened to tents and pop-up trailers after wildlife managers recently captured a grizzly bear.

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