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Vandalism Continues In Joshua Tree National Park, Leads To Closure Of Rattlesnake Canyon

A recent spate of vandalism has prompted Joshua Tree National Park officials to close the Rattlesnake Canyon area to the public for the near term.

National Park Service Ordered To Reinstate Sitka National Historical Park Superintendent

National Park Service officials, who fired the superintendent of Sitka National Historical Park in 2010 because she refused a transfer, have been ordered to reinstate her with back pay.

Wake Nicodemus!

What value is a site in the National Park System if the National Park Service can't afford to preserve it or tell its stories? That's the question looming over Nicodemus National Historic Site in Kansas.

Around The Parks: Great Basin Water, Zion's Sick Bighorns, Civil War Program, Taxes For Arch

Water is a precious thing in the Great Basin of Utah and Nevada, and the decision by Utah's governor not to endorse a plan to send groundwater from the region to Las Vegas is great news for Great Basin National Park.

"Camper Cabins" At Isle Royale National Park Extend Lodging Options To Windigo Area

A straight-forward design, some good carpenters, and visitors to Isle Royale National Park now can have a roof over their heads while staying at the Windigo end of the island in Lake Superior.

Parks Beyond Borders: Germany's New Interactive National Park Map Makes Travel Planning Easy

It’s April and countless outdoor enthusiasts around the world are eyeing summer travel. For many, Germany is the target. For a first step in your planning process, explore the German National Tourist Board’s new interactive map of the country’s national parks and nature parks.

Improvements Coming To Japanese Stone Lantern Site On National Mall

Construction soon will begin at the National Mall on a new plaza to improve the accessibility and sustainability of the area around the Japanese Stone Lantern, the historic centerpiece of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Watercolors From Yellowstone National Park To Benefit Greater Yellowstone Coalition

While photographs are a great way to remember a national park vacation, artworks are equally as memorable and wonderful to collect. If Yellowstone National Park is your favorite park, you might consider picking up one of Marsha Karle's watercolors...and benefit the Greater Yellowstone Coalition in the process.

Cape Lookout National Seashore Budget Cuts Reduce Ranger Programs, Visitor Center Hours, Eliminate Park Newspaper

While you still can climb up the Cape Lookout Lighthouse this summer, you won't be able to reserve your spot in line as the national seashore is cutting various programs to meet budget cuts imposed by the failure of Congress and the White House to solve the nation's fiscal solvency.

Director's Awards Handed Out For Excellence In The National Parks

A maintenance supervisor with a passion for sustainable design, a superintendent who brings neighbors and stakeholders together, and a scientist dedicated to protecting endangered sea turtles are among the professionals being honored with National Park Service Director’s Awards.

Summer Jobs For Teens Available At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

If you live near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and your teen needs a job for the summer, touch bases with lakeshore officials now.

Traveler's Gear Box: Carhartt's Huron Jacket

Carhartt is a brand best known around ranches and job sites where grit and sweat mix freely. But lately the company that got its start in 1889 crafting work cloths for railroad workers has been reaching out to outdoor enthusiasts in general.

New Video Points To Concerns Over Energy Exploration Around Theodore Roosevelt National Park

As energy development continues at a rampant pace in North Dakota, there are growing concerns over how it might impact Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Camping In The National Parks: Capitol Reef National Park's Fruita Campground

Springtime at Fruita Campground in Capitol Reef NP, copyright Kurt Repanshek
There are many incredibly scenic campgrounds in the National Park System, and the Fruita Campground at Capitol Reef National Park easily should be in any top 10 list.

Living History Program On Frontier West Offered At Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Ever wonder if you could handle life in the 1840s West? Sign up for a "living history" program at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site this June and you just might find out.

Can You Name The Most-Visited Units Of The National Park System From 2012?

Acadia, Yellowstone, and Yosemite are some of the most adored units of the National Park System, but they don't show up in the top 10 list of most-visited parks during 2012. They're quite a ways from the top 10, actually.

Traveler's Gear Box: Sierra Design's Mirage 2 Tent

Basecamping, whether you do it in front-country national park campgrounds, or along a dirt road somewhere in the farflung realm of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, calls for, well, a good basecamp, and that's what the Sierra Designs Mirage 2 tent provides.

Gettysburg National Military Park's Old Cyclorama Building Is No More

Work is underway at Gettysburg National Military Park to rehabilitate the northern section of Cemetery Ridge to its historic condition, and a key step in that project has now been completed. On March 11, several dozen people gathered to watch the demolition of the last remaining portion of the old Cyclorama building

Watch Out For Wildlife On The Move In Grand Teton National Park

The snow-shrouded mountains sure are pretty, but when you're driving through Grand Teton National Park in the coming weeks and months, keep an eye out for the park's wildlife.

Lightning-Sparked Fire Forces Closure Of Biscayne National Park In South Florida

Biscayne National Park in south Florida was closed Wednesday due to a lightning-sparked brush fire that was burning hundreds of acres along Canal Drive, park officials said.

Save On Mountain Biking, Rafting Vacations In National Parks, But You Have To Act Now

Got a hankering to spin your wheels or dip your paddle in a national park setting? Our friends at Holiday River Expeditions have a special on now where you can save up to $250 on such a trip, but you have to act quickly.

A View From The Overlook: Forbidden Books

What do The Soul Of Yosemite, The Case of the Indian Trader, and Worth Fighting For all have in common? You won't likely find any of these books in a national park bookstore or gift shop.

Take A Virtual Hike Along String Lake In Grand Teton National Park

It's still just April, and spring wildflowers in the Rockies are still quite a ways off. That doesn't mean you can't virtually enjoy the summer with a walk around String Lake at Grand Teton National Park.

Changes Coming To Natchez Trace Parkway As Staff Juggles Budget Cuts

Longer grass, fewer rangers, and shorter operational hours are materializing along the Natchez Trace Parkway as National Park Service managers cope with budget cuts implemented by the failure of the White House and Congress to correct the country's fiscal footing.

Revolutionary War Days On April 13-14 Prime Time To Visit Ninety Six National Historic Site

One of the best-kept secrets among our National Historic Sites is located in the upstate of South Carolina, and an upcoming event on April 13-14 offers a great opportunity to discover this fine park. Revolutionary War Days will include "two days full of fun, excitement and learning with interpretive programs and demonstrations" at Ninety Six National Historic Site.

Bottled Water Industry Pushes Back Against Drive To Phase Their Product Out Of National Parks

A week after a campaign was mounted to encourage the National Park Service to phase bottled water out of the parks, the bottled water industry pushed back a bit, saying to do so would encourage visitors to turn to unhealthy alternatives to quench their thirsts.

Body Found In Grand Canyon National Park That Of Woman Gone Missing In January

More than three months after Kaitlin Anne Kenney vanished from a Colorado River float trip in Grand Canyon National Park, her body has been recovered from the river, according to park officials.

Seasonal ORV Closures In Effect At Cape Hatteras National Seashore

April's arrival has brought seasonal off-road vehicle restrictions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina so nesting shorebirds and sea turtles will have a measure of solitude.

Eastern National And Shutterfly Working To Help You Chronicle Your National Park Vacation

Most of us like to document our national park adventures with photos, and Eastern National and Shutterfly are combining forces to help you present those photos in a photo album.

Trash Cans Disappearing From Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Take your garbage with you. That's what Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area officials are hoping visitors will do this summer, as there will be fewer trash cans around the NRA to drop your trash into.