A total of 571,764 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone in September. That is an increase of 2.48% compared to September 2013 numbers.

Spokesman Al Nash says there were 3,288,804 recreational visits to Yellowstone in first nine months of 2014, an increase of 5.68% over the same period in 2013.

Nash says with three months left in the calendar year, Yellowstone has already received more visitors in 2014 than it did the entire previous year. Park visitation in 2013 was 3,188,030, the fifth highest visitation year in the park’s history.

The North, Northeast, and West entrances all recorded an increase in the number of automobiles and passengers for the month of September compared to 2013 levels. Bus and bus passenger numbers were up at all but the North entrance for the month to September 2013.

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