Fun Facts About Yellowstone National Park

Fun Facts About Yellowstone National Park

Before you plan your trip to see America's first national park, be  sure to check out these fun facts to share with your friends and family!

– Yellowstone was established on March 1, 1872 the worlds first National Park

– It contains 3,472 square miles (2,221,766 acres) larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined

– The park is contained in three states: 96% in Wyoming, 3% in Montana, and 1% in Idaho

– The highest point in the park is 11,358' at Eagle Peak and the lowest point in the park is 5,282' at Reese Creek

– There are more than 290 waterfalls

Yellowstone is the only place in the U.S. where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times.

Yellowstone is home to 67 species of mammals, the largest concentrations of mammals in the lower 48 states.

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