Yellowstone National Park
yELLOWSTONE PARK INTRO.
First,until the early 1800s,Native Americans roamed the land,mountains,and rivers of Yellowstone. It is said that they the water from the geysers to wash their clothing,cook,and bathe.
Yellowstone National Park was established as a park by congress on March 1st,1872,and that is when it truly began to be the Park we know today.
In 1988,there was a devastating fire at Yellowstone Park. The fire started as small separate fires,but the wind and the drought going on caused it to become one huge fire. This fire burnt down 36% of the park,and cost the United States $120 million dollars to fight until the snow and moisture eventually helped put it out.Now,the park has more strict regulations to fight these types of disasters.
Today Yellowstone National Park is 3,468 square miles,and is mainly made up of lakes,canyons,rivers mountains,and obviously,geysers!
Spring & Fall- Daytime temperatures range from the 30s to the 60s (0 to 20C) with overnight temperatures in the teens to low single digits and below zero temperatures. (-5 to -20C).
Winter- zero to 20F(-20 to -5C) in the day,and VERY cold at night,snow is likely,and sub-zero temperatures are very common.
Yellowstone has a varying climate,so bring a variety of clothing types for any weather type.
Activities & Events
- Ride a boat
- Enjoy a guided tour of Yellowstone
- Ride a Horse
- Have a picnic
- Ride a snowmobile
- View amazing wildlife
- Yellowstone has over 40 major waterfalls.
- Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.
- Yellowstone National Park has the largest concentration of free roaming wildlife in all of the lower 48 states
- Approximately 5% of Yellowstone Park is covered by water,15% of it is grassland, and 80% is forests.
- Yellowstone National Park has more than 300 geysers
- Yellowstone Park has 1 jail.
Association with Native Americans
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- United States. National Park Service. "Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 23 Apr. 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm>.
- Photo, One Big. "Grand Prismatic Spring,Yellowstone National Park Photo."One Big Photo Grand Prismatic Spring Yellowstone National Park Comments. onebigphoto.com, 13 Dec. 2011. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://onebigphoto.com/grand-prismatic-spring-yellowstone-national-park/>.
- Open Book. "The History of Yellowstone Park." History of Yellowstone Park. Openbook.com, 2009. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.yellowstonepark-trip.com/history-of-yellowstone-park.php>.
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