A natural beauty

Yosemite National Park is one of America’s first national parks, consisting of a large tract of land in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.

Created in 1890, the park is known worldwide today for its famed waterfall, for its rock formations such as El Capitan and Half Dome, for its lakes and rivers, its Giant Sequoia trees,

its hiking and horseback riding trails, and for its pure natural beauty.

Our writers and photographers explore Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Valley in this section of our Web site.

In it, you will find stories, photographs, and multimedia content that highlight some of the most interesting places, activities, and people.

We share what we have learned about the park’s environment, the history and culture of the land, and the individuals who preserve and take care of the park on behalf of the nation.

Our work is centered on the Yosemite Valley, but we also offer stories about Wawona and other stunning locations within the park.

You can also find our stories and photographs about nearby Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, located just a few miles to the south.

We hope you will enjoy what we offer in this section of our Web site and that we can provide some ideas for your own visit to the park.

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