The Latest News & Views

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

  • Lighthouses hold a special appeal for lots of people, and a rare opportunity for an autumn visit to the Au Sable Lighthouse at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is coming up on September 24.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

  • A 25-year-old New Jersey man's body has been recovered from a deep pool at the base of a waterfall at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which has seen unusually high stream levels in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

    It was unclear whether Alexander Morros, of Long Valley, was swimming in Van Campens Brook when he vanished on Sunda

  • There are so many wonderful ranger-led activities in the National Park System -- from tours of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park and hikes through the rain forests of Olympic National Park to living history tours in Death Valley National Park -- that it can be hard to pick a favor

  • Ian Shive, who has traveled the National Park System to capture its unique and spectacular landscapes in his cameras' viewfinders, has been honored with the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.

    The award, named in honor of the iconic American photographer, is given by the Sierra Club as the organization's "highest photography distinction and acknowledges the accomplishments of photog

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

  • Flash-flooding Tuesday morning caused extensive damage in parts of Joshua Tree National Park, where parts of roads and the Cottonwood Campground were washed away.