Fun Facts about US National Parks

Do you love visiting US National Parks?

We enjoy exploring the parks, taking photos, and even serving as guides for our Facebook group meet-ups.

There are some fun facts about US National Parks that may surprise you.

We put together this quiz about US National Parks to test your knowledge.

Take the quiz first if you haven’t already.

You’ll find the answers and interesting facts about US National Parks below.

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Did we stump you on some of the questions? There are definitely some fun facts about National parks so let’s get to the answers below.

Fun Facts About National Parks: Quiz Answers

Question 1:

Yellowstone National Park (in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana) is the oldest U.S. national park, founded in 1872.

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Question 2:

Three of the 10 highest waterfalls in the world are located in Yosemite National Park in California.

Question 3:

Ribbon Falls in Yosemite is nine times taller than Niagara Falls.

Question 4:

Ribbon Falls is located in Yosemite National Park. It’s waterfall is nine times taller than Niagara Falls. Dave love taking photos of waterfalls, so if you like waterfalls, then check out all the waterfalls in Yellowstone which are some of his favorite.

Dave loves taking photos of waterfalls, so if you like waterfalls, then check out all the waterfalls in Yellowstone which are some of his favorite.

Question 5:

Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the lower 48 U.S. states, stretching 5,300 square miles or 3.4 million acres.

Question 6:

The smallest national park is Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, coming in at about 5,500 acres. This was actually the first federally protected piece of land in 1832. It was not named a national park until 1921.

Question 7:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park with more than 9 million guests per year, followed by Grand Canyon National Park, which gets more than 4 million visits per year.

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Question 8:

Located 70 miles from Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, Dry Tortugas National Park is a collection of seven tiny islands that can be reached only by boat or plane, making it the country’s most remote national park.

Question 9:

The Colorado River and the Green River flow through Utah’s national parks, offering some of the best whitewater rafting anywhere in the country.

Question 10:

Isle Royale National Park is the only major national park to close entirely for the winter because of the difficulty of travel and hazards of wilderness survival during Michigan’s winters.

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