The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

  • With Hurricane Irene taking aim on North Carolina, officials at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore were shuttering campgrounds and facilities, closing beaches, and directing visitors to leave the area.

    As of 5 p.m.

  • A year after a major reconstruction of the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway caused traffic delays in Zion National Park more road work through the end of the month will cause delays on that stretch of scenic highway.

    Resurfacing of a 9.5-mile section of the highway got under way Monday and is expected to

  • Engineers are taking another look at the Washington Monument today to determine whether any cracks caused by Tuesday's earthquake created structural problems with the iconic monument in Washington, D.C.

    The monument was closed Tuesday, along with the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, after the 5.8 quake jiggled a la

  • An iconic scene of summer -- sailing off the shores of Cape Cod National Seashore -- has been immortalized in the latest addition to the Postal Service's American Treasures stamp series.

    The 44-cent stamp, which is being issued today in Provincetown, Massachusetts, depicts an Edward Hopper painting known as The Long Leg.

  • Volunteers in the Park (VIP) are an integral part of the visitor experience in national parks.