Yosemite National Park has a tremendous amount of history behind it that it can be difficult to tell your family and friends every little detail about the Park!
Next time you’re with your family, touring Yosemite, why not throw a couple of these Yosemite fun facts at them and surprise them with your newfound knowledge?
Yosemite By The Numbers:
- Yosemite National Park was established on October 1, 1890
- The park itself measures 748,542 acres (or 1,169 square miles)
- 94% of the park is designated “wilderness”
- There are 1,445 individual campsites park-wide
- There are 360 miles of paved road throughout Yosemite
- There are 800 miles of developed trails throughout Yosemite
- The highest peak at Yosemite is Mt. Lyell at 13,114 feet
- 318 = the number of major park lakes in Yosemite
- 127 = the number of major park lakes with fish
- 191 = the number of major park lakes without fish
- In 1899, almost 100 years after the Park was established, there were only 4,500 visitors. Today, more than 4 million have visited the beauty that Yosemite National Park holds.