The Latest News & Views

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

  • Editor’s Note: [i]If you're a regular reader of this column, you know I emphasize park news. But since travel is a big focus at the Traveler, I’m going to start featuring selected articles in other media that offer coverage of travel opportunities at parks outside the United States.

  • Grand Teton National Park is one of the small number of NPS areas with "in-house" capabilities to respond to structural fires. That investment in training and equipment paid off recently when an early morning kitchen fire broke out at a restaurant in the Colter Bay area.

    At 5:45 a.m.

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

  • The National Park Service recently released a solicitation for bids on a boat rental/food service operation within Julian Price Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    This represents the fifth, and smallest, of the Blue Ridge Parkway concession proposals released within the last couple of months.

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

  • There soon could be 59 "national parks" in the National Park System.

    The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week approved legislation that would rename Pinnacles National Monument to Pinnacles National Park.

    The Pinnacles National Park Act, or H.R. 3641, was introduced last year by Rep.

  • Which state east of the Mississippi holds the most units of the National Park System within its borders?