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Yosemite Park Attendance On Declining Trend

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Yosemite National Park, CA — Attendance at Yosemite National Park is on a declining trend.

The all-time record for a single year is 4,190,557 in 1996. 1994 and 1995 are the only other years that Yosemite surpassed the four million mark.

Only five times out of the last 22 years has August not been the most popular month for Yosemite visitors. And the all-time record for a single month? In August of 1997, 721,711 visitors spent a portion of their summer at Yosemite. This year August was the top month with 547,701 visitors.

Nine of the last 10 years has shown a decline in attendance from the prior year. The only exception; there was an increase of 7,141 in attendance from 2002 to 2003.

Written by Bill Johnson