Yellowstone s geothermal wonders are created by one of the world s largest active volcanoes. Early management of predators caused dynamic changes to the ecosystem.
The park contains about half the world s geysers.
Yellowstone national parks usa. Its last eruption caused a crater or. The united states has 62 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the national park service an agency of the department of the interior national parks must be established by an act of the united states congress a bill creating the first national park yellowstone was signed into law by president ulysses s. Congress and signed into law by president ulysses s.
Grant on march 1 1872. The beauty of yellowstone national park. Yellowstone is famous for hosting more than 10 000 plus hot springs and geysers the majority of the planet s total.
Yellowstone was the first national park in the u s. The world s most famous geyser the old faithful geyser is in yellowstone national park. One of the most popular national parks in the country yellowstone national park was created.
Established in 1872 yellowstone national park is the oldest and perhaps most famous national park in the usa. Yellowstone national park established on march 1 1872 is the world s oldest national park. Perhaps the most famous national park in america is the country s first national park yellowstone.
The northern range is the hub of wildlife in yellowstone national park. Yellowstone national park is an american national park located in the western united states largely in the northwest corner of wyoming and extending into montana and idaho it was established by the u s. It also is a home to grizzly bears wolves and elk.
Sitting in the northwest corner of wyoming about 90 kilometers north of jackson hole and stretching over state borders into idaho and montana yellowstone contains nearly 9 000 square kilometers of crystalline lakes striking. Upper geyser basin old faithful lower geyser basin grand canyon of the yellowstone lower upper f. Park county wyoming teton county wyoming gallatin county montana park county montana fremont.
Yellowstone national park is famous for its geysers and hot springs. Grant in 1872 followed by mackinac national park in 1875. And is also widely held to be the first national park in the.
Occupying just 10 percent of the park it is winter range for the biggest elk herd in yellowstone and is arguably the most carnivore rich area in north america.