The Latest News & Views

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

  • Parts of Cape Hatteras National Seashore were left flooded and without power Sunday by Hurricane Sandy, which was prompting mandatory evacuations of other National Park System units further up the Atlantic Coast.

    According to Park Service updates, Ocracoke Village on Cape Hatteras was flooded and without power aside from that generated by portable generators.

  • Searchers were expected Sunday to return to the high country of Kings Canyon National Park in their hunt for a California man who failed to return from his backpacking trip on schedule last Monday.

    No clues have been found since the search for Larry Conn, 53, of Pacific Palisades, got under way on Wednesday.


  • World's Highest National Park "Named"

    According to the Xinhua News Agency, the highest national park in the world opened last Friday, October 26th, in “China's Tibet.”

    Datelined “Lhasa,” the story on described the 30,000 square-mile, 78,000 square kilometer Qomolangma National Park as situ

  • Fall in Shenandoah National Park is one of the most magical times of year thanks to the changing foliage.

  • Editor's note: With Halloween just days away, we searched around the National Park System and rummaged in the Traveler's archives for some ghostly stories.

    Yellowstone National Park

    The Ghosts Of Old Faithful Inn

    There is perhaps no more ethereal place than the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.