Parks in the News
For a unique September outing, head to Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to catch the moonrise from the national seashore's lighthouse.
Railroads played a huge role in the establishment of the national parks in the early 20th century. Just how great their influence was will be discussed by Dr. Alfred Runte as part of the lecture series at Zion National Park this summer.
A 59-year-old Washington state man is undergoing rabies prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat in front of Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park earlier this month.
A young girl visiting Yellowstone National Park with her family has been killed in a fall into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
A wonderful stretch of backroad in Grand Teton National Park is the Moose-Wilson Road, a narrow road -- almost a lane -- that connects the park headquarters with Wilson. It's generally quiet, attracts moose and bears, and is highly picturesque. But increasing traffic, and wildlife, are creating problems, problems that park staff hope they can reduce or eliminate with a management plan for the corridor.
The body of a young man who went to cool off in the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park has been recovered, just a quarter-mile downstream from the confluence of the Lamar and Yellowstone rivers.
If you're planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park next month, you'll want to read this update about road work that will cause some snarls for visitors.
As the dynamic restoration of the Elwha River drainage in Olympic National Park continues in the wake of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams being dismantled, the opportunity to see the landscape's renewal first-hand arrives on Tuesday, when the first of a small number of ranger-led hikes into the drainage will be offered.
Almost $500,000 is being doled out by the National Park Foundation to help 65 parks across the country underwrite the Ticket to Ride program that helps students visit parks near them.
Combine a great, historic setting with some scholarly overview of Theodore Roosevelt's days in the badlands of North Dakota and you've got a great mix for a day at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The annual summer census of bison in Yellowstone National Park shows there are about 5,000 of the iconic animals in the park.
The Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park soon will be on the move, to a location a bit farther away from the East Fork Quinault River that has been slowly eating away the ground beneath the historic log building.
What appear to be three bodies, thought to be those of climbers killed by an avalanche back in May, have been spotted below Liberty Ridge in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.
National parks harbor some of the greatest landscapes for scientific exploration, whether terrestrial, marine, or freshwater. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will stress that connection Friday when she visits Acadia National Park and applauds the work the Schoodic Institute does to connect and engage youth with earth sciences.
Concessions Contract Will Cost Grand Canyon National Park $100 Million, But Benefit Park In Long Run
A new concessions contract for businesses on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will cost the park $100 million, an amount that could impact just about all operations in the park, Superintendent Dave Uberuaga said Wednesday. In the long run, however, the move stands to benefit both the park and its visitors, observers believe.
Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona has been handed a double-whammy in the form of fire and water. First a wildfire burned more than 1,000 acres, and now monsoon rains have washed out some roads.
Three concession workers in Yellowstone National Park decided to float down the Lamar River the other day in tubes, but only two made it to shore. The third was swept down the Yellowstone River and hasn't been found.
If you live in the Tennessee-North Carolina area, tune in Thursday night to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
If you find yourself in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta this weekend, head to Cameron Lake on Friday night for a star show. Parks Canada and volunteer astronomers from Montana will be pointing out constellations, galaxies, nebulas and stars beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
An Alaska man paddling down the Tana River in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska drowned after being thrown out of his packraft, according to park officials.
Next time you find yourself in a gift shop at a national park, check out where the items were made. You just might be surprised that a majority of the items are made in America, with fewer and fewer bearing an oval gold-and-black 'Made in China' sticker on them.
The hawksbill turtle, an endangered species, will receive some help from a National Park Foundation grant that will support efforts at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to protect the reptile and improve its habitat at the park.
At Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, the National Park Service should welcome a discussion into a form of backcountry travel that, if properly managed, need not alter the decades-long experience of visiting these two magnificent parks, but rather enhance it for a small number of wilderness travelers.
Call it a sign of the times. Law enforcement rangers at Biscayne National Park in Florida have gone wireless with their computer systems in an effort to better track crime, and criminals, in the park.
Off-road vehicles would be able to travel most of Cape Lookout National Seashore under a draft management plan, which also would create three "pedestrian only" areas on the seashore.