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Traveling to Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park is a great place to visit. Whether you are with your good friends, children, parents, classmates or anyone else, there is always something for you and your group to do.

Yosemite National Park is located in the United States in the state of California. It is one of the most popular national parks in the world, with over 4,000,000 people visiting each year from all over the world. Groups visit Yosemite National Park for its beautiful views - the Sierra Nevada mountains, cliffs, amazing waterfalls, clear water, lakes, ponds, and more. There are also plenty of things for you to do while at Yosemite National Park, as discussed below.

Here's a little bit of history of Yosemite National Park.

This national park is rich in history. Yosemite was the first time in United States history where the federal government protected land for public use. President Lincoln signed a bill protecting the land back in 1864, and the land became an official national park in 1890.

How big is Yosemite National Park?

Yosemite National Park is huge, there is no other way to put it! This national park is made up of over 750 thousand acres, and over 1,200 miles of beautiful outdoors.

What is the weather like when visiting Yosemite National Park?

The Summer months are usually the busiest time for this national park. In the Summer, you will typically see temperatures around 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. There are a few thunderstorms, but it is mostly dry weather.

In the Fall and Spring months, you will usually see temperatures between 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain and/or snow fall usually occurs in the later in the Fall months and earlier in the Spring months.

The Winter months usually bring temperatures between 25 degrees Fahrenheit to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes there is snow, sometimes it is raining, and sometimes it is nice and bright. The winter months are usually the months where the Yosemite area receives the most precipitation.

What is there to do at Yosemite National Park?

There are plenty of different things for you to do when you are at Yosemite National Park. If you are visiting, I recommend at least a few days and even with a few days there will still be plenty of areas where you probably have not explored yet.

  • If you are looking to hike, you are in luck. There are over 800 miles of trails for you to hike on when at this national park.
  • Yosemite Valley is an area in the national park that many people visit for its beautiful cliffs, waterfalls, and more. Yosemite Falls is a waterfall in Yosemite Valley and it has one of the highest waterfalls in the whole entire world - at over 2,400 feet long.
  • See the Mariposa Grove. This is where the largest area of giant redwoods are located. These are beautiful and it is crazy how huge these trees are!
  • You can rock climb in Yosemite, which is a great fete.

  • Other activities include: horseback riding, back packing, bird watching, camping, fishing, and more.

Are there any required fees?

There are entrance fees which are valid for 7 days at Yosemite National Park. If you want to go to Yosemite, there are entrance fees of $20 for private cars. If you arrive by walking, bicycle, or your motorcycle, the fee is a little lower at $10. If you have a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, which is $80, then you will not have to pay the entrance fee.

Have you ever traveled to Yosemite National Park?


0 # Jeremy 2014-05-19 03:55
Half Dome is on my list for things to do in Yosemite ... I'll get there soon enough!
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0 # Michelle 2014-05-24 21:56
I'm hoping to make a trip this Summer. I can't wait!
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