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Yellowstone National Park<br />Piper Hopple<br />5th hour<br />1.14.11<br />
Location<br />Yellowstone is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. <br />Located at high altitude.<br />
Size<br />Since the park extends through three states, the area is 2,219,791 acres.<br />96% is in Wyoming<br />3% is in Montana<br />1% is in Idaho<br />Larger than<br />Rhode Island and<br />Delaware combined. <br />
At Yellowstone you can stay in a cabin, which is located on private 21 acres, or camp on the campground.<br />The cabins are furnished with furnished kitchens, covered porches, views of three mountain ranges, fireplaces, two mountain bikes and two fishing rods.<br />Accommodations<br />
Animals<br />There are many animals that are native to the Yellowstone are, these include; bears, American bison, bighorn sheep, bobcats, Canadian lynx, coyotes, elk, moose, mountain goats, mountain lions, mule deer, white tailed deer, grey wolf, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles.<br />
Special features<br />The park includes 60% of the worlds total geysers, and includes many hot springs and pools.<br />“Old Faithful” is the most famous geyser because it erupts so frequently. <br />Yellowstone is also home to<br /> many mud pots.<br />Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.<br />
The weather at Yellowstone is seasonal, summers are moderate, winters are cold with snow.<br />Since the park is at high altitude, the weather is unpredictable so people have to be prepared for changes.<br />Thunderstorms are <br /> common in the afternoon <br /> during summer.<br />Weather<br />
The land includes lakes, rivers, mountains, and canyons.<br />The Yellowstone caldera which is located there, is the largest super volcano on the continent.<br />Yellowstone park is located at high altitude.<br />Land<br />
Plants<br />There are 1,350 species of vascular plants.<br />218 of the species are non native.<br />Because of the high altitude many plants aren’t able to grow there.<br />Coniferous and Fir trees are the most common trees.<br />
For a private non commercial vehicle; $25.<br />Snowmobile or motorcycle; $20.<br />Visitors 16 and older entering by foot, bike or ski $12.<br />These fees allow you to enter the park for seven days as long as you are able to show your receipt.<br />Costs<br />
Facts<br />Yellowstone was established on <br /> March 1, 1872.<br />Ulysses S. Grant signed it into law.<br />It was the first national park in the world.<br />The park received its name from the Yellowstone river flowing through the park.<br />There are five park entrances.<br />