BILLINGS, Mont. Winter visitation at Yellowstone National Park has increased slightly from the same time last season.
Park officials say a total of 297,809 people visited the park between December 2006 and March 2007. This winter season, 301,600 visitors entered the park an increase of 1.27 percent.
The majority of the traffic a total of 53,122 visitors was through the north entrance, the only road kept open to vehicle traffic year-round. Officials say entrance at Gardiner had visitation increase of 8 percent.
Meanwhile, the south, west and east entrances saw visitation increases between 1 and 4 percent.
Snowmobile visits were down 1.21 percent while snowcoach visits increased by 9.8 percent.