Yosemite National Park is historically significant and is a natural paradise. Everyone likes to visit this aesthetic park because it offers unbelievable landscape views you can not expect from anywhere. So here we are with 10 Yosemite National Park facts to offer you.

Yosemite Park is larger than you think.

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Yosemite National Park is located in east-central California and covers an area of ​​3,027 square kilometers. It is home to iconic places such as El Captain, Half Dome. Beyond on those granite cliffs, Tunnel View in the park offers a super enchanting beauty of nature which you can't expect from anywhere in the world. Watching the sunrise through the Tunnel View is one of the best things travelers expect.

Yosemite National Park is the third national park in the US.

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Established after Sequoia National Park in 1890, Yosemite National Park became the third national park. John Moore discovered the destruction of a valuable area by sheep without government protection, contributed to naming it a national park. So he is a man who deserves respect for the preservation of the fascinating landscape you see today.

It is home to a granite rock, which formed about 65 million years ago.

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One of the reasons for naming Yosemite a national park is the large granite rock located at the eastern end of the Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, known as the Half Dome. Even from Glacier Point, 33 miles from the Half Dome, you can see Half Dome on a clear day, confirming its high. It is about 2680 meters high and is located at an altitude of 822 meters.

The tallest waterfall in California is located there.

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20th in the world and 5th in the USA, Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in California, which has a height of 739 meters. Yosemite Falls, which flows through the Sierra Nevada, consists of three drops, which are Upper Yosemite Fall, Middle Cascade, Lower Yosemite, respectively. However, the upper drop has a longer length, and the lower drop has a lower length. 

First national park to bid for the winter Olympics.

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Authorities choose a densely populated urban area to host the Olympics because they can expect many visitors. Do you believe that a national park full of wildlife and plants was willing to host it? It was the first national park to do so. Yosemite National Park was bid to host the 1932 Winter Olympics in 1932. But they were not able to host it. The Olympic games were held in February. However, it was also the period where the winter went over in Yosemite.

Park contains approximately 2500 lakes.

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Yosemite National Park is home to several lakes fed by rain and snow. Many lakes in the park are wilderness and require long hikes to reach. Beyond that, there are also inaccessible lakes. However, you can see the reflection of the Half Dome from the Mirror Lake in there on a day when the water level is high. However, Lake Mirror is unique because when the water level is high, you can see the Half Dome.

Wonderful Tenaya Lake is in there.

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Tenaya Lake is one of the most attractive lakes in Yosemite National Park, making it easy to reach and suitable for picnicking. Tenaya Lake, located at an elevation of over 8000 feet, is located between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows and is surrounded by a beautiful granite mountain range. However, Tenaya Lake is not the only most beautiful lake in the Yosemite National Park.

Maybe, Glacier transport happened in there.

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One of the picturesque places in Yosemite National Park is the Yosemite Valley. The valley stretches for 7.5 miles and is about 3200 feet deep. Cathedral Peak is a mountain located few miles away from this valley. There are rocks in the valley that have similar features to the ones in the Cathedral Peak, indicating that there was a glacier transport from the Cathedral Peak in the past.

Grizzly Giant is located in the park.

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One of the famous trees in America is located in the Mariposa Grove in the park, Fallen Tunnel Tree. Mariposa Grove is a tourist attraction in the park where you can see the giant and oldest trees in America. As you walk through the little tunnel under the Fallen Tunnel Tree, you can see a large number of massive sequoias trees ahead. It makes you feel like an ant walking through a giant forest. 

The park where you can see "Don't Feed the Bears" along the way.

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Yosemite Bears are not endangered to the park but need to be mentioned while they are one of the threats to the travelers. Tourists have reported that they also roam in campgrounds, which is not good. And the way they deal with travelers will not be good. There are 13 camps in the park, but no one can describe a place where a bear cannot reach. Safety is on your hands.

Bears are common in the park and tourists should be wary of them. In some vehicles stops in Yosemite Park, there are food storages which are mainly designed to protect the vehicles from the bears. Bears in the Yosemite often come to the vehicle stops by the smell of traveler's foods that are inside cars. So, it is necessary to grab the unused foods from your car if there are, and put them in to the closed food storage to protect your vehicle.