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avatar Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 08, 2010 12:03PM
Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
Date: January 8, 2010

Yosemite National Park received 3,866,970 visitors in 2009. This marks the highest level of visitation in the park since 1996.

Visitation to the park peaked in 1996 with 4,190,557 visitors. Since 1996, the park has experienced a downward trend in visitation. This trend continued through 2006, with the park receiving 3,366,500 visitors. In 2007, the trend reversed and visitation began to increase.

Visitation to Yosemite National Park first hit the one million mark in 1954. The park saw two million visitors for the first time in 1967. In 1987, the park hit the three million mark with 3,266,418 visitors.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 09, 2010 07:43AM
I wonder if they counted me 5 times.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 09, 2010 02:01PM
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tomdisco
I wonder if they counted me 5 times.

How many times did you pay an entrance fee?
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 10, 2010 08:41AM
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eeek
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tomdisco
I wonder if they counted me 5 times.

How many times did you pay an entrance fee?

Twice, because I misplaced my Old Farts pass. So there were two of me.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 09, 2010 02:32PM
I'm sure they did, Tom. The count is visitations, not people. Same goes for football, basketball, baseball, etc.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 09, 2010 05:44PM
The web is a wonderful thing.

Of course they don't just count number or people. There is no way they could get it right.
(they don't ask how many are in your vehicle)
(and they never asked Mike "what's under that blankey back there?" or
"why do you always ask for a park map EVERY time you enter?" )

And... of course the number is a guesstimate.

http://www.nature.nps.gov/stats/CountingInstructions/YOSECI1994.pdf

btw. I actually got asked for an ID the last time I entered at end of Dec.
First time ever. Some newbie at the entrance.
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January 09, 2010 07:07PM
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bill-e-g
"why do you always ask for a park map EVERY time you enter?" )

He hides them in your pack to slow you down.
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January 09, 2010 07:12PM
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bill-e-g

"why do you always ask for a park map EVERY time you enter?" )

.

I bet those brochures cost at least $1 each. I have about 2 million Yellowstone maps in my files. Time to retire, if I can sell them on ebay.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2010 07:12PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 09, 2010 09:00PM
bill-e-g the only time I've been told to show ID was at Grand Canyon, to prove the name on my NP year pass matched my driver's license, and the lady at the kiosk was really distrustful and had this angry look, I know not why. I've never been asked for an ID anywhere else in NF, NP, NM, it's strange you were hit up for a photo. You're probably right, a newbie, in my one case I think the gal brought her home life to work.
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 09, 2010 11:50PM
Most parks ask for ID. Yosemite is an exception.
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January 10, 2010 07:44AM
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eeek
Most parks ask for ID. Yosemite is an exception.

I get asked at Yellowstone regularly when I use the parks pass. Originally, they did not check, then about 5 years ago it suddenly became standard procedure. Off season, it is very rare to have anyone at the kiosk, perhaps they want to maximize return when it is staffed.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Yosemite National Park Recorded 3.9 Million Visitors in 2009
January 10, 2010 08:44AM
If you are using the NPS Seniors pass Yosemite will almost always ask for ID to make sure you and the pass holder are the same.
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