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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a protected area showcasing significant geological phenomena and processes. It is also a unique manifestation of geothermal forces, natural beauty, and wild ecosystems where rare and endangered species thrive. As the site of one of the few remaining intact large ecosystems in the northern temperate zone of earth, Yellowstone?s ecological communities provide unparalleled opportunities for conservation, study, and enjoyment of large-scale wildland ecosystem processes.

"Yellowstone Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland." --John Steinbeck

Yellowstone National Park facts

Acreage 2,219,791 acres
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Miles of Trail 0 mi.
Number of Campsites 1,900
Climate Temperate
Year Founded 1872
Annual Visitor Count 3,394,326
Number of Animal Species 390
Entry Fee $15.00


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