Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park in the central eastern portion of the of California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres and spans the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a wide diversity of plants and animals. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95 percent of the park is designated wilderness.

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