The Latest News & Views

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

  • The Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite National Park, one of the grand architectural masterpieces of national park lodges, is gleaming thanks to an extensive refurbishing of rooms and common areas.

  • Biscayne National Park is a somewhat unusual national park, one located in a heavily urbanized area of south Florida and in which more than 90 percent of the actual park is under water.

    It's a park where those watery realms are a rich resource for fisheries

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

  • A climber trying to stop a sliding backpack fell more than 1,000 feet to his death on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, becoming the first fatality of the mountain's climbing season, according to park officials.

    The unidentified climber was with two others.

  • As part of the 50th anniversary of the National Natural Landmarks Program this month, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has designated Lake Shasta Caverns, a pristine cave in northern California, and Ice Mountain, an unusual geological phenomenon called glacière talus in West Virginia, as national natural landmarks.

    “With the addition of these two

  • Today is the 2nd Annual National Kids to Parks Day and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program is celebrating by opening 11 trails in three different states, doubling the size of their TRACK Trails program in one day.