Wyoming sees decrease in national park visits

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CASPER, Wyo. — Less people have visited national parks in Wyoming in the first half of 2019 compared with a year ago.

For the first six months of 2019, visits to the state’s national parks were running behind the previous year’s attendance,” the State of Wyoming’s Economic Analysis Division said in a Thursday, Aug. 8 release. “Cumulative park visits by the end of June were lagging last year’s pace by 1.7 percent.” 

So far in 2019, Wyoming has seen about 2.64 million visits to national parks. That is down from 2.68 million in 2018.

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2016 saw the most visits over the first half of the last four years at 2.72 million.

Courtesy of the State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division