Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. It was established in 1872. Yellowstone extends through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The park's name is derived from the Yellowstone River, which runs through the park. Perhaps the most famous feature of the park is the geyser Old Faithful. Yellowstone National Park is an American gem with millions of park visitors each year. Because of its magnitude and diversity, it is a park that really requires several visits to appreciate all it has to offer.

States: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

NPCA Region: Northern Rockies Regional Office

Park Acreage:  2,219,791

Established: 03/01/1872

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