Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park was the first-ever national park established in the World. This was the national park which gave inspiration to all other countries to establish national parks on their lands.
The first-ever national park in the United States was established in March 1872 in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.
The 2,219,791 acres of land is blessed with natural beauty, amazing peaks, stunning wilderness, and thermal features.
Old Faithful Geyser is the park’s most famous attraction whose each blast expells 3,700 to 8,400 gallons of water due to eruption.
Other major attraction of the park consists of Lower Falls, Yellowstone Lake, Mammoth hot springs, Hayden Valley, Norris geyser basin, and Lamar Valley.
The most famous animals in the park are Grizzly and black bears.
Best time to visit
April to May and September to November
The temperature is mild and the crowd is fewer in these months. In Autumn you will have ample opportunities to watch stunning wildlife and also the hotel prices and camping prices will be less.
Things to carry
Carry a bear spray. A bear Spray will prevent a bear attack if you encounter a bear.
Wear sturdy supportive, waterproof, and breathable shoes that will make your walk on wet and dry trails easy. Carry water shoes for river rafting, canoeing or kayaking activities. You can wear a rubber-toed shoe as that will protect your toe from river rocks and from stray logs.
The weather in the park can change anytime. It can rain in the afternoon, so always carry a rain jacket.
As the air is dry, you won’t notice when your sweat is being evaporated. Drinking 0.5 to 1 litre will ensure that you are hydrated.
The park has a fluctuating temperature so it is better to wear layered clothing.
A star chart will help to identify star formations in the sky.
Binoculars and Camera
Carry binoculars to see the scenery of the park as well as to see the wild animals dwelling in it. Carry a camera to capture the wonderful memories that you can take back home.
Along with the above things do carry first aid kit, Sun hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, bug spray, headlamps, a map, compass, GPS, a bag to protect your gadgets from water and a tablecloth.
Tips before Visiting
- Visit Old Faithful in the early morning to avoid the crowd. You can also visit it in the evening when the crowd will be less.
- Wild animals can be best seen in the early mornings and in the evenings.
- The park is large even if you plan for a 5-day trip, it will be not enough to explore the entire park. So give preference to the spots that you would really like to visit in the park.
- There are 12 camping spots in the park, out of which 5 requires a reservation in advance.
- There is no public transport available in the park, you have to have a car or rent one.
- Don’t mess with the wild animals. Don’t walk on boardwalks, a bison can attack you there.
No. Of Visitors in 2018