Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

Norris Geyser Basin was so amazing! I am used to an urban environment with incessant ambient electrical hum and traffic noise. There were just a few of us out in this area of the park early on a Saturday morning. I have never known such peace. All I could hear were birds and steam.

Sincerely,
Bev

Yellowstone National Park

America's first national park is named after the river that runs through it. Within the park's massive boundaries, visitors can find mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and some of the most concentrated geothermal activity in the world. The park has 60% of the world’s geysers, as well as hot springs and mud pots. It is also home to diverse wildlife with the largest concentration of mammals in the Lower 48 states, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk.

State(s): Idaho Montana, Wyoming,

Established: 1872

“We have to leave these places for the next generation. ”

National parks represent the best of America. Why do you care about protecting and preserving them? Tell us why parks matter to you!

{{ active ? "Cancel" : "Begin"}}

Success! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

You’ll be notified by email when your story is approved and added to the collection on the My Park Story homepage.

In the meantime, you can share your own story page with your family and friends — and help us spread the word about these priceless memories and priceless places!

Here’s your unique story page link:

{{ storyUrl }}

* indicates Required fields

Click to choose a file to upload

Submitting your story means that you agree to our Terms of Service

More Stories

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH YELLOWSTONE’S WILDLIFE I ran from my bed to the window at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. It was about midnight and although I couldn’t see him in the pitch-black space, I clearly heard the dominant male elk bugling for his harem. The sound of about a…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    For many years I visited US National Parks. I hoped so much to see bears in the wild. But through many years I had no luck. In June 2017 I saw this Grizzly Bear mom with her cub. This day was one of the happiest days in my life.

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    Last October my husband and I were leaving Yellowstone heading to Jackson when we pulled over to see what everyone was looking at. A mama grizzly and two cubs. They were beautiful.

Donate

Preserve Our Parks

Make a tax-deductible gift today to provide a brighter future for our national parks and the millions of Americans who enjoy them.

Donate Now