Visiting the Parks
Here we are, the very first day of 2013. Everything is fresh and open to possibilities when it comes to enjoying time in the National Park System. With that in mind, here are 52 suggestions on how to have fun in the parks this year.
Planning to be in West Texas early next month? If so, consider heading over to Guadalupe Mountains National Park to join in the park's annual Christmas Bird Count.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing After Dark in the Park and Hawaiian cultural programs with the community and visitors throughout January – which is also Volcano Awareness Month, established by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Steven Bumgardner, aka Yosemite Steve, typically restricts his videography to Yosemite National Park, but he recently visited Virgin Islands National Park and came away with a great video on snorkeling in the park.
Some fun programs, for young and old, are scheduled for the last week of the year at Rocky Mountain National Parks. Kids can gain outdoor lore from rangers, or join their families on a snowshoe hike.
If you're making plans to visit Denali National Park and Preserve next year, you'd can make reservations now for a seat on the park shuttle bus or a campsite in four of the Denali's largest campgrounds.
More group campsites have been added to the campgrounds in Congaree National Park in South Carolina. At the same time, the national park has put a halt to car camping in the park.
A friend of mine once told me Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia was one of her favorite parks. While I have yet to make a visit there, it sounds like the winter months could be a good time to go.
Now this would be an interesting trip. Imagine going to both Zion and Grand Canyon national parks on the same winter road trip? It won't necessarily be easy, but there are some lodging offers out there that can make it a little easier on your wallet.
Winter access rules are in place for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, where plowing operations are scheduled for three days a week.
Snowshoes are one of the preferred forms of transportation in Lassen Volcanic National Park now that snowstorms have closed the scenic drive through the park.
An 1840s holiday celebration will be held December 8 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state.
Mesa Verde National Park is the latest addition to Traveler's essential parks guides. In these pages you'll find information on cliff dwelling tours, lodging, hiking and more.
Opportunities to experience either a Victorian Christmas celebration or one more attuned to the Old West are coming up in December at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.