Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first eight months of the year has hit the 2.7 million mark.

Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says A total of 773,357 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone in August, an increase of 6.65 % compared to August 2013 numbers. There were 2,717,040 recreational visits for the first eight months of 2014 compared to 2013 levels, an increase of 6.38 %.

Each of the park’s five entrances show an increase in automobiles for the month of August compared to 2013 levels.  Bus visitation numbers continue to increase at all of the entrances as well, except for the north entrance, for the month compared to August of 2013.

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

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