SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — U.S. officials say they're expecting record numbers of visitors to southern Utah's Zion National Park this holiday weekend that could have people waiting more than 45 minutes to enter the park and board shuttles.
The National Park Service says Memorial Day weekend is their busiest of the year at Zion.
Officials say 75,000 people visited the park during the holiday last year and at one point lines for park shuttles were two hours long.
Wednesday at 9:05 am -— Zion National Park (@ZionNPS) May 23, 2018
All available parking at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center is full and the parking area is closed. Park in Springdale and use the shuttle to reach the Visitor Center. Please park legally and responsibly.
Park officials say they're extending the hours of park facilities and adding staff but visitors should expect crowds and long waits.
Please park legally and responsibly in Zion National Park and the Town of Springdale— Zion National Park (@ZionNPS) May 18, 2018
Zion National Park has limited parking space. Please park only in designated stalls. Vehicles parked outside of designated stalls are subject to citation and may be towed. pic.twitter.com/3pqM5HMQ18
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