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Zion National Park Sets All-Time Record For Visitors In A Month

According to Zion National Park officials, the park set a new all-time visitation record in June, shattering the previous record.Park Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh says approximately 670,000 people visited the park in June, surpassing the previous record of 629,000 visitors in July 2019.


Zion is still assessing damage caused by the June 29 flood and dealing with shuttle drivers resigning due to verbal abuse from visitors regarding the mask requirements on the park’s shuttles.


Zion isn’t the only overwhelmingly busy National Park. Many parks across the National Park Service are reporting a massive jump in visitation as most COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted. Arches National Park, for example, is closing regularly because of too many visitors on weekends.

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