A National Park of Presidential Proportions

Our nation's national park system is amazing. That is why we love picking national parks for our mystery destination game. If you haven't played before, it's easy, simply read the 5 clues below then guess what outdoor destination we're talking about. In previous weeks, we've featured mountains, rivers, volcanoes and sea shores. This time the correct answer is the name of a national park of presidential proportions.

Presidential National Park Photos by Luann Hopkins

  • Wildlife viewing is one of the post popular attractions in this park. The national park is home to a variety of wildlife including bison, feral horses, elk, bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, mule deer, prairie dogs, and at least 186 species of birds including golden eagles, sharp-tailed grouse, and wild turkeys.

  • Theodore Roosevelt came to this area to hunt bison in 1883. The rugged landscape and experiences he had here helped shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.

  • Popular outdoor activities in this area include kayaking and canoeing, camping, cycling, hiking, fishing and horseback riding.

  • President Truman established this national park on April 25, 1947 as a memorial to another President. The President it is named after once owned a ranch on this land.

  • The river that originally carved the landscape originally ran to the Hudson Bay. After glacial activity, the river now run towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Do you know the answer? Enter the name of this national park in the comments below then forward this to a friend to see if they know the answer. Have you ever visited this park? Tell us in the comments to earn bonus points.

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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