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WASHINGTON, March 5, 1998 – Our National Parks

What is the highest overlook on the rim of the Grand Canyon?

Point Imperial, 8,803 feet

How many species of mosquitos inhabit the Everglades National Park?

43, but only 12 bite

What park has the world’s largest collection of fossilized wood?

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

What was the first park set aside to protect man-made wonders?

Mesa Verde National Park, Colo.

What is the largest U.S. National Park?

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska (13.2 million acres)

What National Park is home to the deepest lake in the United States?

Crater Lake, Ore. (6 miles wide, 4,000 feet deep)

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