Parks in the News
Higher entrance and camping fees proposed for Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Maryland and West Virginia are being opposed by some Maryland lawmakers, who say the proposed increases would lead to reduced tourism and jobs in their state.
The boost President Obama wants to see in the National Park Service's budget for the next fiscal year is a huge one compared to recent budgets, and his work is being applauded by those who support the national parks. But will it be embraced by the Republican-controlled Congress?
A sliding scale for entrance fees, and slightly higher campground fees, will take effect at Yosemite National Park on March 1.
President Obama's budget request for the 2016 fiscal year seeks $2.6 billion for the National Park Service, an increase of $55 million from current funding levels. That request seeks hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructure needs, such as renovations to the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park and for safety, efficiency, and access upgrades to the visitor's center at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Watch the unique wildlife and scenery of the Moose-Wilson corridor in action! Grand Teton National Park managers are studying the resources of the corridor as part of an effort to plan for its future.
Today marks the opening of the application period for the permit lottery for 2016 Noncommerical River Trip launch dates at Grand Canyon National Park. Applications will be accepted online through noon Mountain Standard Time on February 24.
Efforts are under way at Pea Ridge National Military Park in Arkansas to rebuild habitat for bobwhite quail, a grasslands bird that has suffered from declining habitat nation-wide.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, which had been closed to most visitors for trail repairs, fully reopened Friday.
A plan to manage the Ozark National Scenic Riverways for the next two decades has been approved by the National Park Service, though some elements might not immediately be implemented.
Whether you believe wolves can have an impact on the course of rivers in Yellowstone National Park or not, there is evidence that bears can impact the vegetation of a landscape, simply by eating.
Well, time again to order a new set of beach access stairs for Nauset Light Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore. The staircase, which was replaced in 2013 after a winter storm, was taken out by the "Blizzard of '15," according to Seashore Superintendent George Price.
UPDATE: New Yorker Who Thought He Could Hike Across Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Missing
A New York man who thought he could hike across Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in the middle of winter was found Thursday and airlifted to a hospital.
A non-profit group in Tennessee has acquired more than 100 acres within the border of Obed Wild and Scenic River with the intent to preserve them from development.
In a stroke of luck, a remote, motion-triggered camera in Yosemite National Park has captured a Sierra Nevada red fox out for a winter's day stroll in what is believed to be the first sighting of the rare carnivore in nearly a century.
It's going to cost a bit more to get into Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, and camping fees are going up as well.
An historic homesteader's cabin at Grand Teton National Park that had been vandalized by someone armed with cans of spray paint has had the image removed, though more work needs to be done to restore the weathered patina nearly 100 years of exposure had created.
Cross your fingers for clear skies over Grand Teton National Park this coming Saturday, for park rangers are planning to lead a moonlight stroll. Along with Saturday's planned outing, a Taggart Lake snowshoe walk is scheduled during the day on Saturday, February 7, as a part of Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day celebrations.
Efforts by concessionaires to capitalize on the names of such iconic lodges as The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park and the El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park might prove to be pointless under a section of the U.S. Code.
Are current entrance fees at Shenandoah National Park reasonable? Not if Shenandoah is to continue as a "world-class park," according to Superintendent Jim Northrup.
A Montana man out for a cross-country ski in Yellowstone National Park apparently died of hypothermia, park officials said Monday.
The body of a Washington man who went missing in Olympic National Park just before Christmas has been found and recovered.
Hikers, and even river runners, could run into a construction zone on the floor of Grand Canyon National Park during the coming months as work is performed to replace a section of the Trans-Canyon Pipeline that brings water to the park.
A much-awaited General Management Plan for Ozark National Scenic Riverways, one that in its draft stages drew calls for the park to be given to the state of Missouri, reflects political pressures, not the best environmental protections for the Riverways, according to one observer.
Add Assateague Island National Seashore to your list of birthday cards to send out. The seashore, which sprawls across parts of Maryland and Virginia, turns 50 in September.
President Obama Proposing Wilderness, Wild And Scenic River Designations For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
President Obama, in a move certain to generate controversy, is pushing for the country's largest wilderness designation to be bestowed on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Additionally, the Democrat wants four rivers -- the Atigun, Hulahula, Kongakut, and Marsh Fork Canning -- to be added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Did you know, or have any idea, that Great Smoky Mountains National Park, that rumpled stretch of Appalachia, contains nearly 3,000 miles of streams?
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma will be featuring programs tied to Stories of the Elders during the month of February.