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Why you should visit Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is for anyone and everyone.  The beautiful and mind blowing park is one of the few places in the country where it is extremely well preserved.  The park has so many things to offer that most people simply don’t think about.  Obviously first there is camping.  The park offers 12 campgrounds with accommodations for RVs. Along with camping there are over 1000 miles of trails which are perfect for day hiking.  If you are not much of a walker the park offers bike rentals.  These bikes are prohibited on backcountry trails but have their own paths to follow.

If you’re more on the aquatic side, the park has multiple boats to rent from motorized to non-motorized water crafts.  The park allows you to fish as well.  There are over 16 species of fish.  Just be aware that if you’re 16 years or older, you must have possession of a valid Yellowstone National Park fishing permit.  A 3-day permit is $18, 7-day permit is $25, and season long permit s only $40.

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Your kids will not be left out!  They offer the chance to become a junior ranger for ages four and up.  It’s an excellent way to introduce children to the wonders of the park and teach them about preserving these wonders for the future.  The children will receive a junior ranger patch depending on their age.  Ages 4-7 will receive the geyser badge, 8-12 will receive the grizzly bear, and 13+ will receive the bison.

In the winter, the park is still open.  It offers snowmobile access.  You are able to ride through the parks on designated trails and observe nature to the fullest.  There is also skiing and snowshoeing options for those more adventurous.

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