Natural Resource Statistics
If you count the length of the spectacular waterfalls to the height of the majestic mountains, Yosemite’s natural resources add up to be quite impressive to the 3.7 million annual visitors taking in the view.
Mammals: Approximately 90 species
Flowering plants: Approximately 1,500 species
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Yosemite Falls: 2,425 feet (with its three sections, it makes up the tallest waterfall in North America)
Bridalveil Fall: 620 feet
Elevations of Popular Sites (above sea level)
El Capitan: 7,569 feet and 3,593 feet from the base
Elevations of Tallest Peaks (above sea level)
Mt. Lyell: 13,114 feet (tallest point in the park)
Climate (Yosemite Valley)
Did You Know?
Unrestricted camping is no longer allowed in Yosemite Valley because of damage it causes. The placement of campgrounds and campsites has changed over the past 75 years in response to a growing understanding of river dynamics, geologic hazards, and the park's natural and cultural resources.