National Parks You Can Visit in You Next Road Trip to California
There are around nine California national parks that are open for tourists to visit. The state is rich in natural resources and has a wide variety of geographical locations including deserts, forests, and volcanoes. The wonders of these parks are witnessed by the many visitors that go there each year. The National Park Service is the entity that handles the preservation of these national treasures, which not shows the historical and cultural experiences of Californians, but also an example of the natural wonders of the planet which can only be seen in the state.
Yosemite National Park
In 1880, it officially became an official park. Located in central California, it covers a vast area of the west Sierra Nevada mountain range and has a range of lakes, forests, and granite summits. Yosemite Valley is at the core of the park wherein ice age glaciers have turned into 3000-foot domes and strong waterfalls, among which are three of the world’s highest. The Merced River runs across the entire Valley. Exploring the park’s beautiful landscape is made easier by an extensive network of trails. There are giant sequoia trees which some are estimated to be approximately 30 centuries old.
Redwood National Park
Established in 1968, the park is where some of the world’s tallest trees can be found as well as the well-known Redwood Creek watershed. The area is actually a combination of parks that include the Jedediah Smith Redwoods in the north down until the Prairie Creek Redwoods, Del Norte Coast Redwoods, and Redwood National Park in the south. These parks were given the status of International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.
Death Valley National Park
It is the lowest, hottest, and driest park in the country which partly extends to the neighboring state of Nevada. It consists a range of natural wonders including blistering desert, rock layers, snow-capped mountains, 3 million of acres of wilderness, and canyons, and is the lowest point in the entire North American continent at 282 feet or 86 miles below sea level.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
It is just around 100000 acres in size and features the world’s largest plug dome volcano, Lassen Peak. It is among the few places on the planet where all four types of volcanoes can be found. The park is located 200 miles from San Francisco, in a low-population, hilly place situated in the northern side of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is part of the Cascade Range that stretches all the way to British Columbia in the north.
California national parks offer travelers many opportunities for adventure with some of the most amazing natural wonders on earth that can only be seen in the Golden State.
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