Craters of the Moon National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Craters of the Moon National Monument,

53,440 acres (21,636 hectares), S central Idaho; est. 1924. This region, composed of several closely grouped volcanoes, is suggestive of a telescopic view of the moon. Volcanic activity dating back c.20,000 years has left behind cinder cones, tree molds, craters, and other interesting formations. At one time Native Americans used the lava caves. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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A lot of animals like to live under rocks, and there are snakes and lizards that like to sun on rocks." Interpreters at Craters of the Moon National Monument emphasized the protective quality of cracks in the lava rock, where nutritive soil gathers and seedlings hide from intense wind and sunlight.
Two thousand years ago, Craters of the Moon National Monument was created by a series of lava flows.
Formed by lava flows, Craters of the Moon National Monument's moonscape quality saw it used as a training area for early US astronauts.
Craters of the Moon National Monument is reached via US 20/26 and US 93.
A bill moving through Congress would allow hunting within the expansion area of Craters of the Moon National Monument. When President Clinton expanded the monument in November, two-thirds of the 661,287 acres were transferred from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the Park Service, affording the land greater protection.
The Fall Craters of the Moon Star Party will take place at Craters of the Moon National Monument between Arco and Carey.
The Craters of the Moon Star Party, hosted by the Magic Valley and Idaho Falls astronomical societies, will take place at Craters of the Moon National Monument between Arco and Carey.