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THIS LAND IS OUR LAND A GRAPHIC CELEBRATING U.S. NATIONAL PARK MONTH 58 Number of national parks in the United States 51.9 Million Acres Total area protected by national parks States with the Most National Parks Alaska: 8 parks California: 8 Utah: 5 Colorado: 4 LARGEST NATIONAL PARK Wrangell-St. Elias Alaska Over 8 million acres Contains the largest designated wilderness in the U.S. Glaciers cover over 25% (Approx. 5,000 square miles) What is a glacier? A slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles. Photo: Alaska NPS 278,939,216 Total number of visitors to national parks in 2011 10 Most-Visited Parks, 2011 1 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 9,008,830 visitors 2 Grand Canyon National Park 4,298,178 3 Yosemite National Park 3,951,393 NORTH CAROLINA 4 Yellowstone National Park 3,394,326 5 Rocky Mountain National Park 3,176,941SEE 6 Olympic National Park 2,966,502 7 Zion National Park 2,825,505 8 Grand Teton National Park 2,587,437 9 Acadia National Park 2,374,645 10 Cuyahoga Valley National Park 2,161,185 FIRST NATIONAL PARK (1872) Yellowstone Wyoming, Montana & Idaho Home to: Grizzly bears Wolves Herds of bison and elk World's largest collection of geysers Geysers Yellowstone contains more than 300 geysers, two-thirds of all those found on earth. Photo: Redeo GET OUT AND SEE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Find a park near you! IT'S CHEAP AND AWESOME! DESIGN Lindsay Snow Osborn SOURCES U.S. National Park Service National Park Foundation fitbie

National Parks

shared by LindsaySnowOsborn on Jul 19
July is National Park month, so here's a graphic celebrating America the beautiful. The best part: national parks are cheap and awesome!


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