Craters of the Moon National Monument


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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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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.
..... Click the link for more information.
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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.
The lunar landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument offers sites above and below ground for anyone to explore, and even the most Earthbound of travelers is welcome.
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.
The Fall Craters of the Moon Star Party will take place at Craters of the Moon National Monument between Arco and Carey.
In southcentral Idaho, President Clinton expanded Craters of the Moon National Monument, carrying out another NPCA recommendation and adding nearly 661,000 acres to the 54,440-acre site.
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.