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Fun Facts - 32 Interesting Facts Yellowstone National Park
There are over 40 major waterfalls in Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872, 20 years before Montana, Idaho and Wyoming were granted statehood
Yellowstone has about 300 active geysers and about 10,000 thermal features
Yellowstone produces 3.3 million acre-feet of water every year making it one of the riches sources for water in the western United States
Twelve major rivers originate in the Greater Yellowstone area
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is 20 miles long, 1,500 to 4,000 feet wide and 1,500 feet deep
Grand Prismatic Spring pumps out over 4,000 gallons of boiling water every single minute, making it the largest hot springs in North America
The average life span for a lodgepole pine is about 200 years
A grizzly bear will eat about 35 pounds of food in a typical day
A moose can keep its head underwater for 3 minutes
Only 26% of the Park actually suffered canopy burn in the 1988 fires
The average year round temperature of Yellowstone is 35° Fahrenheit
Yellowstone National Park is 63 miles long and 54 miles wide
Yellowstone National Park is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined
80% of Yellowstone National Park is forested and of that 80%, 80% of the trees are lodgepole pines.
Old Faithful erupts every 91 minutes
Yellowstone National Park has the largest concentration of free roaming wildlife in all of the lower 48 states
96% of Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming, 3% is in Montana, and 1% is in Idaho
The lowest tempature ever recorded in Yellowstone Park was -66 degrees Fahrenheit at the west entrance in 1933
Yellowstone National Park has 50 mammal species, 311 bird species, 18 fish species, 6 reptile species, 4 amphibian species, and 5 endangered or threatened species.
Yellowstone National Park has approximately 2000 earthquakes yearly
Yellowstone National Park has more than 300 geysers
There are 290 waterfalls throughout Yellowstone Park that are more than 15 feet tall and flow year-round
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. The park was dedicated by President U.S. Grant.
Approximately 5% of the park is covered by water; 15% is grassland, and 80% is forested
Yellowstone National Park has 5 park entrances, 466 miles of roads, 950 miles of backcountry trails, 97 trailheads, and 287 backcountry campsites
Yellowstone Park contains 1 jail.
There is 1 federal judge and 1 F.B.I. agent that works in Yellowstone Park.
Yellowstone National Park is an active super volcano.
There are only 30 active super volcanos in the world and Yellowstone Park is one of them and the only one to be located on land.
Yellowstone Park has one of the world's largest calderas, measuring 45 X 30 miles
In the year 1992, Yellowstone National Park hit a record high number of visitors - over 3 Million visitors in 1 year.
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