Have you been inspired by Ken Burns PBS series, The National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea? After watching the first episode I decided to find some fun facts about the U.S. National Parks. I’ll be adding new answers each day this week as the series is shown on PBS.
National Park Trivia Questions
1. What is the hottest U.S. National Park? (Scroll down for answers!)
2. What is the highest mountain in the U.S., and which national park is it in?
3. Where is the lowest point in North America?
4. Which national park is primarily underwater?
5. What was the first U.S. National Park?
6. Which park has the deepest lake?
7. What park is the only place where the endangered American Alligator and American Crocodile co-exist?
8. Which park is home to the largest active volcano in the U.S.?
9. Where is the tallest waterfall in North America?
10. Where are the largest group of elk in the world?
don’t peek at the answers…
1. Death Valley National Park, CA and NV. Temperatures exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer.
2. Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali is the highest peak in the U.S. It is 20,320 feet!
3. Badwater Basin at Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level.
4. Biscayne National Park, FL. 95% of the park is underwater! It protects coral reefs, mangroves and more!
5. Yellowstone National Park, WY, MT, ID. Yellowstone was established as a National Park in 1872.
6. Crater Lake National Park, OR. Crater Lake is 1,943 feet deep, and is the deepest lake in the U.S. and 7th deepest in the world!
7. Everglades National Park, FL.
8. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI. Mauna Loa, the 13,681 foot volcano, is part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
9. Yosemite National Park, CA. Yosemite Falls is over 2,400 feet from top to bottom!
10. Yellowstone National Park, WY, MT, ID. About 25,000 elk spend the summer in Yellowstone.
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