Yellowstone National Parkconsists of approximately 3500 square miles of gorgeous terrain. In and around the park you will find hundreds of lakes, rivers, canyons and waterfalls. Yellowstone was the first national park to be established by the U.S. government in 1872.
One of the best known attractions is the Old Faithful Geyser. Old Faithful spews hundreds of gallons of boiling water into the air approximately every 91 minutes. Tourists travel from all over the world to view this natural phenomenon.
Yellowstone National Parkis located in Idaho, Wyoming,and Montana and is home to a wide range of animals including elk, wolves,grizzly bears and bison. For 11,000 years it was also home to many tribes of American Indians including the Shoshone.
All aroundYellowstone National Parkyou will findnumerous lodges, campgrounds and cabins. Thousands of tourists come to Yellowstone National Park every year to enjoy the lush green valleys, waterfalls and canyons found there. West Yellowstone fishing is said to be some of the best in the U.S.
In addition to Old Faithful, there are many other amazing natural wonders. For instance, Yellowstone is home to one of the world’s largest petrified forests. Also located there is Grand Prismatic Spring, which is the largest hot spring in America and third largest in the world.
The park experiences many small earthquakes throughout the year and over time, it has even experienced some larger earthquakes. In 1959, a 7.5 magnitude quake struck just outside the northwest boundary. This earthquake caused the dam at Hebgen Lake to collapse triggering a landslide which dammed the river, creating a new lake. That lake is now referred to as “Quake Lake.
Hebgen Lakeand Quake Lake are both popular places for fishing, boating and other water sports. Hebgen Lake Marina offers great fishing and boating recreational activities and cabins in West Yellowstone are plentiful. There are so many fun, adventurous activities in and around the park such as hiking, horseback riding and llama riding that you’ll hardly know where to begin.
Yellowstone Holiday is located just a few miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park and offers rustic cabins where you and your family can relax and be comfortable but still experience all the beauty and grandeur of the amazing outdoors. Your Yellowstone Park vacation can include boating at Hebgen Lake or touring the many unique museums in the nearby town of West Yellowstone. The town also has many souvenir shops and wonderful places to eat.
July is the busiest month for Yellowstone National Park so it’s best to book ahead if you’re planning a vacation there soon. Yellowstone Holiday also offers barbecues, games and other fun outdoor activities to their guests. They are conveniently located just down the road from the town of West Yellowstone and just a few miles from the entrance to Yellowstone Park, so they’re right in the middle of all the action.
Enjoy the beauty of America this year. Visit Yellowstone National Park.Yellowstone Holiday offers affordable cabins with a long list of amenities. Call ahead for the best accommodations.