Yellowstone national park is known to be the world’s first national park since 1872. The national park is situated in Wyoming State in USA and also extends to Idaho and Montana states. The park is so vast that it is spread from Montana to Idaho. It was a place of Native Americans from at least for 11000 years and its currently popular for its geothermal features.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park has a total area of 8982 sq/km. Many tourists visit the park to enjoy the flora and fauna, various species of wildlife, lakes, rivers, mountain ranges, subalpine forest known for various ecosystems. The national park has innumerable geothermal features, mainly Old Faithful Geyser which is the most remarkable tourist attraction.
Old Faithful Geyser
This geyser gets erupted every 35 to 120 minute shooting nothing less than 14,000 liters of water to a height of 106 to 185 feet high. It last from 1.5 to five minutes. Steamboat Geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin are the part of Yellowstone US National Park.
Yellowstone Lake without any doubt is the largest water body in the park covering an area of 350 square kilometers. In winter from December last week, the lake freezes with ice nearly 3 feet thick and remains frozen until May or June.
It’s a supervolcano in the park, also referred as Yellowstone Supervolcano and they account for 1000 to 2000 measurable eathquakes tremors a year although they are relatively smaller with magnitute less than 3 on Ritcher Scale.
Yellowstone Park Facts
Some of the main features of Yellowstone national park are highlighted here –
- Yellowstone national park is spread in 2, 19,789 acres of land.
- It has seven species of bison, elk, pronghorn, two species of bears, 67 species of mammals, 322 species of birds, 16 species of fish and gray wolf.
- The national park has 1100 species of plants.
- The national is also famous for the largest Caldera which is the active super volcano.
- It has the largest lake in North America with a high elevation.
- It has 1000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers are available here.
- It has 290 waterfalls and have 12 camp grounds and 2000 camp sites.
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The ecosystem of the national park is so natural that fish, reptiles, mammals species are inherited in its forests and lakes. It is a mega fauna location. Tourists enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, snowmobiles and sightseeing.
The paved roads are provided although for the visitors who can stop and see the spectacular sights, landscapes and spots of their likings. The tourist can reach by commercial airlines from the places Cody n Jacksons, Bozeman and Billings. The most suitable time to visit the national park is from March to May and from September to November.
With some much love from nature, there are many activities happening around for a perfect weekend or holiday trip to Yellowstone Park.
Officially listed nps.gov, allows you to do following things at the Park –
- Backcountry Camping and Hiking
- Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
- Day Hiking
- Guided Tour
- Horseback riding
- Snowmobiles and Snowcoaches
- Wild life viewing
MontanaWhiteWater.com offers following services –
- Whitewater Rafting
- Zipline Tours
- Fly Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- River Tubing & Rentals
- Adventure Packages
- Blazing Paddles Cafe
- Wedding Venue
Yellowstone National Park Map
Yellowstone Park map is available officially and you can download it in PDF format for whole the park or individual destinations over at nps.gov.