Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Yellowstone National Park
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Location Wyoming, USA
(small area in Montana & Idaho)
Nearest city West Yellowstone, MT; Gardiner, MT; Jackson, WY
Area[1] 2,219,791 acres (8,983.2 km²)
{2,219,789 acres (8,983.2 km²) federal}
Established March 1, 1872
Visitors[2] 3,151,343 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Entrance fee $12/person or $25/vehicle for 7 days
Website NPS - Yellowstone



Yellowstone National Park is a National Park located mostly in the state of Wyoming, with small portions of the park in Idaho and Montana. The park is known for its geothermal features such as geysers, hot springs, and mud volcanos. These form part of the Yellowstone Caldera, a supervolcano fed by a mantle plume welling up from beneath the Earth's crust.

  • Yellowstone was a beauty spot precisely because the Indians hunted the elk and moose to the edge of extinction. When they were prevented from hunting in their traditional grounds, Yellowstone began its complex decline.[3]


See also

External Links

Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

References

  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007
  3. Michael Crichton, The Case for Skepticism on Global Warming


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