National Park Calendar Of Events Flows Over In November And December

Looking for something to do in the National Park System in November and December? Check out this listing of activities, from Andersonville National Historic Site to Yoemite National Park.

Appreciating Space In National Parks

There are worries that a majority of today's younger generations are not interested in spending much time outdoors in natural areas. The Student Conservation Association exists to help nurture and immerse these generations in places such as national parks and national forests. Jane Wong discovered that working in the field with the SCA gave her a great appreciation for the outdoors. This is her story.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Proposing Fee Increase For Annual Passes

If you visit the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Georgia frequently, you might be interested to know the park is proposing to increase the cost of an annual pass by $10, to $35 a year.

Trash Cans Disappearing From Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Take your garbage with you. That's what Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area officials are hoping visitors will do this summer, as there will be fewer trash cans around the NRA to drop your trash into.

Mountain Bike Access Growing At Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Joggers and hikers who use Sope Creek and the popular fitness trail loop at Cochran Shoals in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will soon find they'll be sharing more of the trail network with mountain bikes.

Interior Secretary Cites "Most Endangered River" As Model Of America's Great Outdoors River Initiative

Apparently top Interior Department officials didn't get the memo: The Chattahoochee River, which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says is a "model of the America's Great Outdoors River Initiative," is also considered one of the nation's most endangered rivers by American Rivers.

List Of "Most Endangered Rivers" Flows Through National Parks

A number of national parks are clustered around some of the 10 rivers whose health is being threatened by mining operations, pollution, dredging, proposed dams, and other impacts that American Rivers found them deserving to be listed as America's Most Endangered Rivers.

Conference On Conservation Scheduled For Friday At The White House

A White House conference is scheduled for Friday to examine the links between conservation and local economies, tourism, outdoor recreation, and "healthy lands, waters and wildlife."

Holiday Video Greetings from Your National Parks

The National Park Service is using modern technology to share holiday greetings from parks across the country. Short videos filmed in 15 parks are airing on the National Park Service's YouTube channel through the end of the month.

City Kids Experience Camping and Some Old-Time Fun at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

"Silver turtles" cooked over hot coals for supper, cane pole fishing, stories around the campfire and a Dutch oven breakfast aren't standard fare for most modern-day kids from the inner city, but a group of youngsters from the Atlanta area got to experience that and more during an overnight campout at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Major Sewage Spill Continues at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area after Recent Floods

Flooded picnic area.
Recent heavy rains in the Atlanta area have created plenty of misery for area residents, and cleanup at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will take some time. Waters have receded, but the river remains closed to the public due to major problems from an ongoing release of raw sewage.

Bridge to Somewhere Stirs Debate at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Drawing of bridge.
A proposed bridge at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the Atlanta area is stirring debate among local residents and government officials. Among the issues is the perceived potential for increased mountain bike use on and off of area trails.

National Park Quiz 21: Railroads

You don’t need to be a railfan to do well on this week’s railroad-focused quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you polish the brass in Traveler’s private rail car.

At Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Things are Not Always as They Seem

A Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area visitor summoned police after spotting a group of armed men apparently getting ready to execute a handcuffed man. Quickly arriving on the scene, police officers arrested one guy and gave the others tickets and a stern lecture.