Grand Teton National Park logs visitor record

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Posted: Jan 13, 2015 8:34 AM

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A record number of visitors went to Grand Teton National Park in 2014.

Park officials report that over 4.29 million people entered the park last year, with nearly 2.8 million of those making a recreational excursion.

Visitation peaked during July, with over 686,000 people touring Grand Teton. According to visitor surveys, 97 percent of park visitors said they were satisfied with the overall quality of park facilities, services, and recreational opportunities.

The number of recreational visitors was up 3.6 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. However, the government shutdown in October 2013 accounted for some of the difference.

The 2014 recreational visitation was 1.2 percent greater than the 1998 total, the second highest year on record.