Parks in the News
No Charges Yet In "Creepytings" Vandalism Case That Left Painted Images Across The National Park System
An investigation into a case of vandalism that left painted images on rock outcrops in at least eight Western national parks is continuing with charges yet to be brought in the case, National Park Service officials say.
For George Washington's 46th birthday, Martha surprised him with a public celebration at his headquarters in Valley Forge, bringing some mid-winter excitement (and cake) to the general and his troops. Following in her footsteps, Valley Forge National Historical Park has planned a weekend of programs and activities to celebrate Washington's 283rd birthday this year.
Disappearing into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park is going to cost you a little more beginning in May when the park moves to a fee structure designed to help offset the costs of operating the backcountry permit system.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials, three years removed from what seemed to be a settled approach to managing wildlife, off-road vehicles, and pedestrians on their beaches, are re-examining aspects of that plan as ordered by Congress, a request that must be complied with by mid-June.
As mountain bikes continue to evolve, they are able to tackle more and more terrain...and are found in more and more places. But at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, officials don't believe bikes of any kind fit in the Valley of 10,000 Smokes and are moving to ban them via an update to the superintendent's compendium, or rulebook.
Elk herds in Yellowstone National Park are on the rebound, with the annual winter survey indicating an increase of nearly 25 percent in the northern herd to nearly 4,900 animals.
Find yourself in Florida this month and pencil in a trip to Biscayne National Park on Sunday to attend the Family Fun Fest, where five sciences will be the topics for discussion.
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.