YELLOWSTONE

By: Grace Reinders

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Yellowstone is a Park in Wyoming and they get many visitors a day. People have spent time in the Yellowstone area for about 11,000 years. Many tribes used the Park as their home and hunting grounds. Established in 1872 as the world's first national park.

CLIMATE

Summer

Daytime temperatures in the summer are normally in the 70s through the 80s. In the lower elevations it is mainly 80s and sometimes lower. Nights drop to cooler temperature and then there are common thunderstorms in mid\late afternoon.
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WINTER

Temperatures range from zero to 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter throughout the day. Sub-zero temperatures at night with a record low of -66 degrees Fahrenheit. The average snowfall a year is 150 inches so snow is common during winter.
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SPRING & FALL

Daytime temperatures range from 30s to the 60s with a night time temperature of single digits and low teens. Sometimes Yellowstone gets snow in the spring and fall with a average of 12" in a 24 hour period.
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Activities and Events

CAMPING

There are 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 campsites. Drinking water is normally available to the campers and you can use tents and campers to sleep. You can have campfires with the portable wood that they may have depending with the time of year.

FISHING

At Yellowstone they have 16 species of fish the you can catch. While fishing you can enjoy beautiful scenery. The fish represent there symbol to nature and its one of the main things at the park.

WILDLIFE VIEWING

Each year wildlife members are hurt because the approaches to closely to the animals. The recommend you stay at least a 100 yards away because it is highly prohibited especially with the bear and wolves.

FASINATING FACTS

-There are over 40 major waterfalls.
-Established in March of 1872.
-300 active geysers with over 3,000 thermal sites.
-63 miles long 54 miles wide.

-lowest temperature was -66.

-Yellowstone has a jail.

-A supervolcano underneath.

Association with Native Americans

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Yellowstone is related with indians because they used to live in the area. Different tribes come and go to survive. Though today indians are not really related to the park.

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