Facts about Yellowstone National Park

The South Central Rocky Forest ecoregion extends into the states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The portion of the ecosystem that extends to these states is called Yellowstone National Park.

  IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE FIRST NATIONAL PARK IN THE WORLD. IT WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT ON MARCH 1, 1872.

 The Yellow National Park occupies an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2)

 THE PARK IS HOME TO ONE OF THE LARGEST HIGH ALTITUDE LAKES IN NORTH AMERICA - THE YELLOWSTONE LAKE. APPARENTLY, THE LAKE IS PERCHED ON YELLOWSTONE CALDERA, THE LARGEST SUPER VOLCANO ON THE CONTINENT

 ABOUT HALF OF THE WORLD'S GEOTHERMAL FEATURES ARE FOUND IN THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - MOSTLY FUELED BY THE VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS OF THE YELLOWSTONE CALDERA

The national park is the only intact ecosystem remaining in the northern temperates

 The park is home to more than 1,000 archaeological sites.

  The continental divide of North America runs diagonally through the park on its southwestern corner

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