The Latest News & Views

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

  • If this is the year you want to hike to the summit of Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park, time is running short to get your application in.

    Permit applications are found on, the site more and more units of the Nationa

  • Editor's note: The Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations. We'll soon be rolling out travel features on international park destinations, but we're also christening this weekly roundup on park news from countries other than the U.S.

  • Coming upon an underground lake at Wind Cave National Park can be stunning, a pool of water surrounded by rock. But don't think about sampling the water, as it likely is high in arsenic.

    A four-year study by the U.S.

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

  • Communications upgrades to the Look Rock observation tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will require that the area be closed to the public from February 27 through March 23.

    The tower, located along the Foothills Parkway in Blount County, Tennessee, will be upgraded

Friday, February 24th, 2012

  • The tenth TRACK Trail interpretive path just opened on Saturday February 18th at the US Army Corps of Engineers’ [url=]W.