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This Months Featured Park: Yosemite National Park
Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park is 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain that is open to the public year-round. Camping and lodging is available at the park throughout the year.
The park is accessible by car, however, during the winter some areas may be inaccessible. Bus service is available for guests at the park so that they can sightsee without being hindered by driving.
Known for its beautiful waterfalls and mountain terrain, most activities in the park are outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy:
- Rock Climbing
- Water Related Activities
- Winter Sports
- Horseback Riding
- Backpacking and Hiking
- Bird and Wildlife Watching
- Photography and Painting
The park rangers also offer many educational opportunities and events throughout the year.
Yosemite National Park was created in 1890; only 24 years after President Lincoln granted the area to the state of California. While the population in this area was very limited, residents saw the need to preserve this beautiful land. By 1907, once the railroad entered into the Yosemite Valley, the park became a vacation destination.Yosemite National Park has a very rich history. Visitors can learn about the Ahwahneechee Tribe who lived here for many generations before the European settlers arrived. Today, seven distinct tribes in the area can claim their heritage from this group of Native Americans.
Gold miners also came to this area to make their claims. While there are no longer any active gold mining operations here, visitors can learn about the gold rush and its impact on the Yosemite area.
The park has a museum with over four million different artifacts related to the park and surrounding area. Different events take place in the museum throughout the year.
Most people, however, come to Yosemite National Park simply to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, and the tranquility that you can only find in a place so awe-inspiring.