Wyoming’s Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage

Two amazing national treasures lie in the northwestern part of the state, striking visitors with breathtaking beauty.

Yellowstone National Park, the country’s very first national park, also extends into Idaho and Montana, but most of the park is in Wyoming. More than 3.2 million people visited Yellowstone in 2022, and another 2.8 million people visited Grand Teton National Park in the same year.

For a landlocked state, Wyoming has a surprising number of islands within its borders. Most of the 32 named islands are divided between Yellowstone Lake, Green River and Lake Jackson. Yellowstone Lake is located within the national park and holds the record for the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Jackson flows through Grand Teton National Park, while the Green River stretches more than 730 miles from the North Wind River Mountain Range to the Utah border.