Yosemite National Park in California

Granite Domes on Tenaya Lake at Yosemite National Park
Granite Domes and its reflection on Tenaya Lake at Yosemite National Park, USA
Photo by: Alaskan Dude, Creative Commons

Yosemite National Park, located in the eastern central region of California, covers an area of 761,266 acres which includes the slope of the Nevada mountain chain. It is about six hours north of Los Angeles and is known internationally for its natural features like the great cliffs, waterfalls, streams and flora to fauna diversity. That is why more than 3.5 million people visit this park every year.

More than 95 percent of Yosemite National Park has wildlife in it, including five types of vegetation zones: oak woodland, lower and upper montane, subalpine and alpine. The park is one of the largest habitat centers in all of Nevada and it has an elevation range of 600 to 4,000 meters. There are also also huge rocks that are more than 10 million years old scattered throughout the natural areas.

For tourists, there are also several hotels and accommodations throughout the park, including restaurants and shops. Many visitors enjoy visiting during the summer to enjoy everything the park has to offer.

Taft Point at Yosemite National Park
Taft Point at Yosemite National Park, USA
Photo by: Joe Shlabotnik, Creative Commons
Vernal Fall at Yosemite National Park
Vernal Fall at Yosemite National Park, USA
Photo by: Joe Shlabotnik, Creative Commons

Yosemite National Park official websites
http://www.nps.gov/yose/
http://www.yosemitepark.com/

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5 Responses to “Yosemite National Park in California”

  1. Kyle says:

    if i were to go to yosemite i would have tyhe time of my life

  2. Bryce Jennings says:

    Been to this lake three times already and its one of the most beautiful lakes out there…If you plan on coming from the east side from hwy 395 to 120, this is a must lake to stop at…

  3. Mike says:

    I am not sure I agree with summer being the best time to visit. If possible, I would suggest you visit in the spring when the runoff makes the falls the most spectacular. Also, the crowds are a little bit smaller then. Acre for acre, the valley floor is the most amazing place in the park, but outlying areas are also beautiful.

  4. Is says:

    Summer is definietly the best time to visit if you are going to hike. yes, there are more people, but the weather is beautiful. Last year there was still complications in mid-june, with snow, and Yosemite is good all around. There is much more things to do than just hike, and the views and amazing. It feels other-worldly and it is my favorite place i have visited to date.

  5. sajOn says:

    reallllllllllllly cool

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