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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Quick Facts:

  • National park located in the state of California
  • Encompasses 1,189 square miles (3,081 sq km)
  • An elevation range from 2,000 to 13,114 feet (600 to 4,000 m)
  • Five different vegetation zones that include: lower montane, chaparral/oak woodlands, upper montane, subalpine, and alpine.


Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a national park located in the state of California in the United States. The park encompasses 1,189 square miles (3.081 sq km) of pristine wilderness. The park has tremendous features that include mountains, waterfalls, valleys, rivers and wildlife.

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The park elevation ranges from 2,000 to 13,114 feet (600 to 4,000 m) with the peak of Mount Lyell being the highest point. Probably the most notable feature is the mountain Half Dome which rises 4,737 feet ( 1,444m) above the valley floor reaching a peak of 8,842 feet (2,695 m).

There are 1,600 miles (2,600 km) of streams and rivers. The Yosemite National Park features beautiful mountain ranges, spectacular waterfalls, peaceful valleys, and plenty of wildlife.


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More will follow on Yosemite National Park as it is declared an official or notable wonder of North America.