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National Park Week Quiz #9 Revealed: What The Bartender Knew

The bartender must be a National Parks Traveler reader.

Aquatic Algae Threatening To Suffocate Native Fauna At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

A microscopic algae normally found in colder waters has been found in waters of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is threatening to suffocate native fauna on streambeds, according to the National Park Service.

Lend A Buck, Or More, To North Cascades Institute On May 2

Connecting youth with North Cascades National Park is the goal of a fund-raising campaign on Wednesday that lets you donate to the North Cascades Institute and watch your donation grow through matching funds.

Salvo Day Use Area At Cape Hatteras National Seashore Reopens Tuesday

The Salvo Day Use Area at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which has been closed since Hurricane Irene swept across it last September, will reopen Tuesday.

Cleanup Under Way At Devils Postpile National Monument

Cleanup is under way at Devils Postpile National Monument, where a fall storm blew down thousands of trees in the Reds Meadow Valley.

Parks Beyond Borders: Global National Park News Includes Opening Of Long Distance Trail In Wales

Wales Coast Path hikers
Parks Beyond Borders: Global National Park News

National Park Week Quiz #9: Drinking Beer And Telling Stories

What does the bartender know?

National Park Week Quiz #8 Revealed: The Unjumbled Jumbles


New Reservation System In Place For Firefly Viewing At Great Smokies June 2nd—10th

The spectacular flickering firefly display in the moist cool forests of the Great Smokies near Elkmont Campground has soared to such popularity that the park this year will create a new on-line ticketing system, operated through

New Visitor Center Opens At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Visitors to Golden Gate National Recreation Area have a new facility they can head to to orient themselves on the NRA and what there is to do.

Commemorating The Civil War: A Learning Experience

As the vicious battles of the American Civil War resonated through the minds and hearts of those who lived them in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the impact of the war has seemingly faded in the consciousness of modern Americans.
National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 7th Edition (National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States) National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 7th edition describes the 58 National Parks of the United States. It has all the practical details to start planning. But the beautiful book also serves as an outdoor person's wish book. What park would you like to visit this year?

National Park Week Quiz #8: Jumbled Parks

Can you unscramble these jumbles to identify national parks?

National Park Week Quiz #7 Revealed: Plenty of Parks

Did you extract your dozen stem words from the cube?

Paddle The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway With A Ranger On May 12

Interested in exploring the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway? On May 12 a ranger will lead a group of kayakers down a section of the river.

Grand Teton National Park Ready For Summer Season

Though Grand Teton National Park is open every day of the year, not all of its facilities are. With summer right around the corner, the park has released its schedule of facility openings.

House Moves Quickly To Authorize Commercial Pack Trips In Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks

Moving with amazing speed, the House of Representatives today passed on a voice vote legislation designed to permit commercial horsepackers to operate in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks this summer as usual. The bill still needs to be considered by the Senate, however.

National Park Week Quiz #7: Word Cube Brain Twister

Have a blank sheet of paper and a pen handy when you tackle this one. Also make sure you are properly caffeinated.

National Park Week Quiz #6 Revealed: A Machine That Changed Our World

The 12-second, 120-foot flight that the Wright Flyer made at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903, ushered in a new era.

12th Annual March For Parks Heads To Biscayne National Park On Saturday

If you live in south Florida, or are visiting the area this week, you might want to make plans to join the 12th Annual March for Parks to Biscayne National Park on Saturday.

40 Years On: The Buffalo River, America's First National River

Free-flowing for 135 miles, the Buffalo National River is a paddler's dream, offering cool, clear waters, grassy meadows grazed by elk, and cliff walls that frame the river in places.

New Exhibits At Grand Canyon Visitor Center Will Help With Trip Planning, Understanding Cultural And Natural History

A makeover of the exhibits at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center near Mather Point on the park's South Rim will make it easier to plan a backcountry trek, and to learn about the canyon's cultural and natural histories.

Watching Grizzlies In The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Wildlife fascinate most folks to some degree, and grizzlies seem to take that to an even higher level. But we definitely prefer to watch these animals from a distance. Daryl Hunter lets you do that from the comfort of your home in the following video.

White-Nose Syndrome Detected In Bats At Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is the latest unit of the National Park System to have bats infected with white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that already has killed about 7 million bats in the country.

Reward Offered In Connection With 2011 Murder Of Appalachian Trail Hiker

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for murdering an Indiana man on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in central Virginia.

Oglala Sioux Tribe, National Park Service Poised To Create First Tribal National Park

Under an agreement supported by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, National Park Service officials are recommending the establishment of the nation’s first tribal national park in partnership with the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

National Park Week Quiz #6: Mystery Photo

You might be able to figure this one out even if you've never seen it up close and personal.

National Park Week Quiz #5 Revealed: Railfans Delight

This one’s where The Office is.

Yellowstone National Park Officials Finalize Plans For Future Of Lake Area

National Park Service officials have approved a long-term plan for managing development at the Lake area of Yellowstone National Park. The adopted plan shows a reduction in both paved acreage and RV spots from the initial proposal put forth by Yellowstone officials.

Monthly Astronomy Parties Planned At Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

A series of monthly astronomy parties at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan kicks off Friday when rangers and members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society head out after dark into the lakeshore.