- States: ID, MT, WY
- NPCA Region: Northern Rockies
- Est. Date: 1872
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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.
More Than Old Faithful
Yellowstone is home to more than half the world's geysers and an exceptional concentration of geothermal energy.
Greetings from Yellowstone National Park
I can recall when Yellowstone park rangers politely discouraged tourists from reaching out of the windows of their Pontiacs to offer a handful of Cheez Doodles to bears, instead encouraging us Junior Rangers to attend evenings when camp garbage would be poured from dump trucks onto massive mounds for…
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They offer so much--in tangibles measured in acres and miles, and in things impossible to quantify, such as scenery, solitude, and serenity. The return on investment for a park-goer is unbelievable; where else can you spend so little and get so much education, exercise, and relaxation? National Parks are the world's backyard, preserved for the future, places where anyone can go find who and what they love. — AbramRead Full Story | Share Twitter Facebook
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