Parks in the News
Perhaps the grandest Fourth of July celebration in the National Park System will be held in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall, where you can watch a parade, enjoy the Folklife Festival, listen to the U.S. Navy Band, and, of course, marvel at one of the largest fireworks displays in the country.
One-hundred-and-fifty years after President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant, the anniversary was used to launch an ambitious revitalization of the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.
UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Consider Case Of Point Reyes National Seashore Oyster Company
An adverse ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, while disappointing, does not automatically signal the end of oyster farming at Point Reyes National Seashore, according to the owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Co.
Signs of an above-ground sewage spill that occurred at Mammoth Cave National Park back in May have been detected inside the cave system, but is not thought to be a threat to visitors.
It could take until mid-July before the entire Denali Park Road is operating normally in the wake of flooding that damaged the far western end of the 92-mile road, according to Denali National Park officials.
While the number of search-and-rescue missions conducted in the National Park System in 2013 dropped slightly from the previous year, the number of individuals never found jumped fourfold, to 56, according to the National Park Service's annual Search and Rescue Report.
With the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant here, we should accept that Yosemite, not Yellowstone, was the birthplace of the national park idea.
The call has gone out folks. Applications are now being taken for the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition, a contest designed to engage diverse audiences and inspire exploration and stewardship of America’s national parks, all the while highlighting American Latino culture, history, and contributions across the National Park System.
A passenger on a float trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park went missing after falling from a ledge into the river at Havasu Rapids, or River Mile 157.
A new, for the mainland United States, mosquito-born disease has been in the news lately, and the National Park Service has issued some background on the disease -- Chikungunya virus -- and how to deal with it.
A storm event that sent floodwaters and rockfalls across the Denali Park Road also has led to the evacuation of 103 guests and employees from a lodge in Denali National Park in Alaska.
A 30-mile watery ribbon that flows below Hoover Dam in Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada has been designated a "national water trail," the first in the Southwest.
A temporary beach closure is coming to Point Reyes National Seashore in California for the busy Fourth of July weekend so chicks of the western snowy plover, a threatened species, will have some solitude.
It's not often you hear about rangers resorting to a canoe to rescue visitors in need, but that's what happened the other day at Buffalo National River in Arkansas when word came of a snakebite victim in dire need of medical attention.
Torrential rains, and the flooding and rockfall they produced, have forced closure of the Denali Park Road beyond the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park in Alaska.
A Virginia man died at Cape Hatteras National Seashore when a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed, covering him with five-six feet of sand.
Signs of the Civilian Conservation Corps -- trails, roads, buildings -- can be found throughout the National Park System, though one of the work crews' iconic productions is outside the parks, in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. There, in the heart of the city's old section, stands the largest adobe office building in the United States.
For the next four months biologists will be trapping grizzly and black bears in Yellowstone National Park's backcountry as part of an ongoing research project to better understand the bears' populations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
In a conclusion that has been reached in many other court cases across the country, a federal court has found that resource protection trumps recreational interests in a case from Cape Hatteras National Seashore. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle also found that the National Park Service did not rely on shoddy science when it developed an off-road management plan.
A missing hiker in Mount Rainier National Park apparently has been found dead, though park officials were awaiting official identification from a coroner.
In a remarkable comeback, Razorback suckers are once again spawning in the lower Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park, an event not seen in more than two decades, according to fisheries experts.
Rescuers at Mount Rainier National Park had little to work with Saturday as they resumed the search for a hiker missing since Wednesday
The National Park Service will host the Seneca Nation of Indians during a weekend of cultural heritage programs at Fort Necessity National Battlefield on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. The delegation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, including the nation's Chief of Staff, Maurice John, will be officially received and welcomed at a ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday.
You wouldn't think a park based around lakes would have problems with water, but at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota officials are telling visitors they're traveling at their own risk this week following heavy rains.
Voicing concerns for park visitors and wildlife, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis announced Friday that the agency was moving to ban the public use of drones in the National Park System.
A search continued Friday for an overdue day hiker at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
There are few better places to stare into the dark starry skies than Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. OK, Natural Bridges National Monument on the eastern side of the state isn't too shabby for star-gazing, either. But it doesn't have an astronomy festival, and Bryce Canyon's 14th Annual Astronomy Festival arrives next week.
Spread out on the fingers of mesas, with visitation greatly restricted, Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado can be a conjested place at times of peak visitation. Knowing that, park officials are embarking on a plan to better handle visitor distribution and transportation in the park.