Yellowstone National Park

Mar 29, 2010

This is the first national park in the world. Yellowstone National Park is one of beautiful places in USA, was established on March 1, 1872 by U.S. Congress. This park is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though it also extends into Montana and Idaho and was lived by the Native Americans for at least 11.000 years.

With 3,468 square miles (8,980 km2), Yellowstone National Park is famous with the wild live and also many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser. The park includes other features like comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. One of the famous features in the park is Yellowstone Lake, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super volcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano; it has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years.

This park is also a habitat for many species, such as mammals, birds, fish and reptiles including several that are either endangered or threatened. There are Over 1,700 species of trees and other vascular plants are native to the park, include the unique species of plants.

As one of popular national park in USA, Yellowstone becomes one of tourist attraction in that country since the mid-1960s.the government provides many facilities, so that area is very well managed for tourism. Concessionaires manage nine hotels and lodges, with a total of 2,238 hotel rooms and cabins available. They also oversee gas stations, stores and most of the campgrounds. Another 800 employees work either permanently or seasonally for the National Park Service.


Judy said...

I'll be living and working in Yellowstone with my sons this summer season. I'm a 61 year old social worker who is going off for the big adventure. The sons worked there last year and have convinced me to go. I will be blogging about it, so hope you can check it out. Beautiful pictures on your site. Makes me itch to go...3 more weeks!

March 30, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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