YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Officials at Yellowstone National Park say heavy snows led to a decline in the number of visitors to the park this winter.
The number of visitors to the park from December 2010 through March 2011 was down more than 5 percent from the winter before.
Fewer than 89,000 visitors came to the park this winter, compared to nearly 94,000 the winter before.
The number of visitors who came by auto, bus and RV through the park's northern entrance was down nearly 12 percent compared to the same period a year ago. The number of snowmobile riders who visited the park was up slightly this year.