Yosemite National Park encompasses 759,453 acres of east-central California, a region of mountains, valleys,
evergreens, meadows and spectacular falls and canyons.
Created millions of years ago from earth heaves and glaciers, the park's allure became known around the
1850's and it was then that Abraham Lincoln presented the land to the state of California. It was established
as a park in 1890.
Highlights in the park include Yosemite Valley, sculpted from granite cliffs; Yosemite Falls, the tallest
waterfall in North America; and three giant and ancient sequoia groves.