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Getting to know our National Parks

Getting to know our NATIONAL PARKS number of areas in the 398: National Park System, 58 of which are national parks 18,000: miles of water and land trails that cover the park areas 84million acres of land preserved in national park areas age size million 11 months 140 years 0.02 acre 13.2 acres age of the newest park, Paterson Great Falls, NJ, created in November 2011 age of the oldest park, Yellowstone National Park, WY, size of the biggest park area, Thaddeus park, Wrangell-St. Kosciuszko National Elias National size of the smallest created in 1872 Memorial, PA Park, AK height 282 feet below 1,943 feet 2,425 feet 20,320 feet sea level depth of the lowest point in the deepest lake in the U.S., located in Death Valley National Park, CA height of the highest height of the highest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, CA depth of the point in North America, located on Mount U.S., Crater Lake National Park, OR McKinley in Denali National Park, AK 390 miles length of the longest cave system in the world, located in Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 281,000,000: 221,000: number of people visiting national park areas annually number of annual volunteers working in national park areas 15,000: number of Twitter followers of the park with the most followers, Yosemite National Park, CA. 17: number of "fee-free days" at the 398 park areas in 2012 endangered species: National parks protect our 350 3,900 400,000 grizzly ´bears Mexican free-tailed bats bison at Denali National Park, AK at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM at Yellowstone National Park, WY 45: Natchez Trace Parkway, MS 42: Hawaii Volcanoes * National Park, HI 36: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA The 5 park areas with the most numbers of Haleakala 36: National Park, HI endangered species: 28: Channel Islands National Park, CA On location. These national park areas were featured in popular films: Rise of the Planet The Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade of the Apes Shining Glacier National Park, MT Muir Woods National Arches National Monument, CA Park, UT Brokeback Shutter Star Trek V: Mountain Island The Final Frontier Grand Teton National Acadia National Yosemite National Park, WY Park, ME Park, CA University of Phoenix Designer: David Matteson / Writer: Jenny Jedelkin © 2012 University of Phoenix, Inc. Twitter is a registered trodemark of Twitter Inc.

Getting to know our National Parks

shared by nonresonance on Oct 09
With close to 400 park areas spanning 84 million acres of land in the U.S., our national parks offer some of the most awesome sights on the planet and commemorate important people and events in our hi...


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