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Roughly 3,000 Yosemite National Park Visitors Contacted About Deadly Hantavirus

With the number of deadly Hantavirus cases possibly linked to guest accommodations at Yosemite National Park climbing, officials have tried to contact roughly 3,000 summer guests to caution them about the disease.

With Wolves Being Delisted, NPS Asked To Protect Them In John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway

In the wake Friday of the federal government's removal of wolves from Endangered Species Act protection in Wyoming, National Park Service officials were being asked to act to prevent the predators from being hunted in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.

Yellowstone National Park Seeking Additional Public Comment On Winter-Use Plan

Yellowstone National Park officials, while going through the regulatory process to extend the "one-year rule" guiding over-snow traffic in the park for the coming winter, are also seeking additional public comment on their draft winter-use management plan.

Wildfires And Smoke Increase In Yellowstone National Park, Forecast Could Bring Help From Above

Late-August's weather conditions -- hot, dry weather with gusting winds -- have allowed wildfires and their smoke to increase in Yellowstone National Park, but the weather forecast holds some promise for help from above.

National Park Mystery Spot 48 Revealed: Never Try To Swim There

Duck hunters were way ahead on this one.

Exploring The Night Skies Over Yosemite National Park

Most visitors to Yosemite National Park come to enjoy the waterfalls and the walls of granite, but there's another dimension that deserves your attention: the dazzling night skies overhead.

Low Water Levels Affecting Boating Opportunities At Grand Teton National Park

Early spring runoff, and low precipitation this summer, has Grand Teton National Park officials planning to halt commercial boating operations on Jenny Lake on Tuesday.

Wilderness Program Introduces Teens To The Outdoors At Voyageurs National Park

The call of the wild greeted a group of big city teens who were treated to four days in Voyageurs National Park, a trip that included the sighting of a lone wolf.

New Camping Option At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

There's a new campsite for you to choose from when you make plans to visit Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Search For Missing Hiker In Olympic National Park Has Happy Ending

A 32-year-old Washington man missing in the backcountry of Olympic National Park since Sunday injured an ankle, but otherwise was OK when searchers found him.

Star Gaze Southern Appalachian National Parks In September

You’ll get startlingly close to galaxies, nebulae, planets and more at three great September star-gazing events at the loftiest viewing locations in Eastern America, thanks to Southern Appalachian National Parks.

National Park Mystery Spot 48: Running The Boat Ashore

Two clues should be enough if you can think outside the box.

4th Annual Grand Canyon Art Celebration Set For September 8-12

Visit Grand Canyon National Park early in September and you'll be able to watch masters at work as they try to capture all the vibrancy and moodiness of the canyon during the 4th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.

National Park Service Proposes To Demolish Cyclorama Building At Gettysburg National Military Park

Three years after they first formally proposed tearing down the Cyclorama building that once housed a Civil War diorama, Gettysburg National Military Park officials have again announced their preference to do just that.

Report Warns Of Climate Change Impacts To National Seashores Along Eastern Seaboard

Seven national seashores dotting the Eastern Seaboard stand to suffer significant storm damage, loss of acreage to sea level rise, and hotter summer temperatures if climate change isn't blunted, according to the latest in a series of reports describing how the National Park System stands to be impacted by the phenomenon.

Yellowstone Bear Biologist Debunks Myth That Menstruating Women Attract Bears

A report by a Yellowstone National Park bear specialist allaying misplaced concerns that menstruating women might be at greater risk of bear attack has been drawing headlines this month, perhaps as much for its unusual subject matter as for its findings.

Two Backcountry Campsites In Dinosaur National Monument Closed Due To Black Bear Activity

With black bears in Dinosaur National Monument working to put on pounds for the winter, monument officials have moved to close two backcountry campsites to prevent human encounters with the hungry bruins.

Search Launched For Overdue Hiker In Olympic National Park

A search was under way in Olympic National Park on Wednesday for a backpacker who failed to return from a three-day hike.

Help Your Essential Friends: Suggestions On Contributing To National Park Friends Groups

Throughout the summer we've been celebrating the work of national park friends groups. While the summer is coming to an end, their good work continues throughout the year. And with that in mind, they could use your support to fund that work. Here's a look back at some of the park system's "essential friends" and how you can support them.

NPS Sites Going To The Dogs, At Least Where ​Canine Volunteers Are Greeting Visitors

Paw Patrol dog and patch
Cuyahoga Valley National Park took the first four-legged steps to engage local dog owners and their canine companions with a Paw Patrol volunteer program. Devils Postpile National Monument just started their own program.

Reader Participation Day: Should The National Park Service Ban Solo Hikers In Grizzly Bear Territory?

Does the National Park Service have to rethink its rules when it comes to backcountry travel in known grizzly bear habitat? That question grows in importance in the wake of last week's fatal mauling of a backpacker in Denali National Park.

Trails I've Hiked/Video: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

September 4th, the popular National Park Exploration Video Series releases "The Great Smoky Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Appalachians." The video's on-camera guide is Randy Johnson, Traveler's travel editor and author of "Best Easy Day Hikes of Great Smokies." Our 10-minute video preview showcases why the Smokies is such a great place to hike.

Head Into The Wilderness Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park This Sunday

If you're planning to be in North Dakota this coming weekend, celebrate the Labor Day holiday with a hike into the backcountry of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Sunday.

Pompey's Pillar And The Last Trace Of Lewis and Clark

Pompey's Pillar National Monument in southern Montana marks the only remaining place along the Lewis and Clark trail where one of 13 inscriptions Capt. Lewis reportedly made two centuries ago remains.

Deadly Hantavirus Claims Second Victim Who Visited Yosemite National National Park

A second fatality tied to hantavirus possibly contracted in Yosemite National Park has been confirmed, leading to a search for visitors who stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" at Curry Village this summer.

Birding In The National Parks: Pledge To Fledge A New Birder!

Pledge to Fledge: Take a friend birding in a national park of your choice.

Start Planning For The Shenandoah Scramble!

Take a hike and help out the Shenandoah National Park Trust. You can do that on September 22 when the annual Shenandoah Scramble takes off!

Mount Rainier, North Cascades, And Olympic National Parks Share $300,000 In Grants

More than a quarter-million-dollars worth of grants have been distributed to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks from Washington's National Park Fund, which has contributed more than $1.4 million to the parks during the past five years.

Wireless Allows Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site To Connect With Classrooms

Thanks to the arrival of wireless technology, an early 19th century setting on the plains of North Dakota can be transmitted to 21st century classrooms across the country.

Trust For the National Mall Looking For A Few (Dozen) Good Volunteers

It's difficult to miss them on the National Mall: They're dressed in yellow shirts and khaki pants or shorts, wear ball caps with the National Park Service and Trust for the National Mall logos, and heft backpacks filled with information and, if you're thirsty, water.