Grand Teton saw a 48% increase in visitors in April compared to last year
Courtesy of Grand Teton National Park
The following is a press release from Grand Teton National Park.
MOOSE, Wyoming – Grand Teton National Park hosted approximately 87,739 recreational visits in April, a 48% increase from April 2019. The park was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 Park statistics show that April 2021 had the highest number of recreational visits recorded for the month of April.
The list below shows April’s recreational tours over the past few years:
2020 – The park was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
More data on National Park Service visitor usage statistics can be found here.
Park staff strive to provide visitors with quality experiences as the anticipated busy summer season approaches. Visitors to the park are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and recreate responsibly in order to get the most out of their visit and to ensure that this iconic landscape can be enjoyed by future generations.
Park staff will also collect data and conduct visitation studies to better understand the changing trends in park visits.
As per CDC recommendations, fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks inside or outside park facilities. A person is considered to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks after their last dose of the vaccine. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible. Further details are available online.
Visitors to Grand Teton are encouraged to ‘do your part’ and to recreate responsibly. Visit Recreating Responsibly to learn helpful tips on how to be good stewards of national parks and other public lands. Visitors are also encouraged to plan ahead and know that they will have a place to stay overnight when they arrive. Reservations are required for all campgrounds in the park and can be booked here. Visit the Plan Your Park Visit webpage for more useful planning tools.
Visit the park website and follow Grand Teton on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. Download the new NPS app to your mobile device to get the most out of your visit. The free app can be downloaded through the App Store and Google Play.