Yosemite National Park (United States)

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The mother of all national parks

Yosemite is a national park in the east-central part of California
Glaciers, rocks, bears, cliffs, waterfalls, lakes...
Extremely diverse flora and fauna and much to explore

We could probably come up with elaborate ways to describe to you that this is one of the most renowned natural reserves anywhere in the world, with stunning forests, cliffs, waterfalls, lakes and extremely diverse flora and fauna. Or we could just say "Yosemite", and most people would know what's up. Still let us take a moment to introduce this magnificent California-based national park to you.

Yosemite National Park is located in the east-central Sierra Nevada mountains, at a 4.5 hours drive from LA, and spans nearly 750,000 acres. It has UNESCO status and receives millions of visitors each year, whom are catered for by means of a road network that spans 214 miles, 800 miles of hiking trails and over 1,500 camp sites throughout the park. Summing up the natural wealth of this place in a similar vein could get tiresome quickly, but let's just do a few: Yosemite is roamed by 90 types of mammals including the black bear, mule deer and bobcat. It boasts glaciers (Mt. Maclure and Mt. Lyell), granite cliffs, waterfalls, thousands of miles of streams and is of course home to giant sequoia groves.

It should be pretty clear by now that this is pretty much the mother of all national parks. If you go, make sure that in any case you do not miss Yosemite Falls, the rocks of Half Dome and El Capitan, Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Tourists typically spend a few days in and around the park, spending the night at one of the many lodging options in and around the park (from hotels to B&Bs or campgrounds). Although getting here by bus is an option, given the size of the park it is probably more feasible to make your way there by car. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Yosemite National Park is a region in United States. It is situated at an altitude of 8593ft and the best airport to fly into is FAT (Fresno Air Terminal Airport, Fresno)
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Yosemite National Park Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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More Yosemite National Park travel resources

Wikitravel: Yosemite National Park, Fodor's Travel: Yosemite National Park, Lonely Planet: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Park

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