Skunk River National Park has 17,000 Twitter fans, more than Glacier National Park or Grand Canyon National Park. It’s also got 200 species of bird500 species of spider, and the country’s sweatiest rodent. The only thing it doesn’t have is an actual national park. 

The usually amusing, occasionally hilarious park is a pure figment of social media imagination — which is probably good, since the available 140-character glimpses show it to be a hobo-infested wasteland whose creatures are routinely cooked and eaten by the staff.

Here are some of the @SkunkRiverNPS tweets that made us laugh the most:

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