Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite National Park includes the Yosemite Valley and many of the surrounding mountains stretching across the Sierra Nevada mountain range. This national park covers an area more than 3,000 square kilometers. It is located in California, US. Before becoming a national park, it had been home to the Ahwaneechee Native Americans for about 4,000 years. Yosemite National Park is also home to Yosemite Falls. It is the tallest waterfall in North America and has a 2,425 feet drop. It is made up of three different sections the Upper Yosemite Fall, the Middle Cascades and the Lower Yosemite Fall.
Quick Facts: –
- The Yosemite Land Grant was signed on June 30, 1864, by President Abraham Lincoln.
- In 1984, The Yosemite National Park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- This national park has five different planting zones.
- Yosemite is one of the few places where you can see a rainbow even at night.
- The Yosemite Valley serves as the base for seven major waterfalls. It also holds giant sequoia trees and four large meadow areas.
- Giant Sequoia trees are the biggest living things on the planet.
- This valley has a total of four different campgrounds that are Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines and Camp 4.
- It was established in 1890 that makes it one of the oldest nature preserves in the United States.
- This park is also home to El Capitan which is the largest exposed granite monolith in the world.
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