National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Jul 5 2016 | Freedom To Paddle In Lake Clark National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jul 5 2016 | A Fiery Sunset At Fire Island National Seashore | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: May 24 2016 | Follow The Mossy Green Boardwalk.... | Photographer: Harold Jerrell
- Week of: May 4 2016 | Crater Lake's Kaleidoscope | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: May 3 2016 | Lurking About The Hoh | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: May 3 2016 | Pink Sky At Night... | Photographer: Harold Jerrell
- Week of: Apr 24 2016 | Days End At Banff National Park | Photographer: Rebecca Latson
- Week of: Mar 14 2016 | Death Valley Tea | Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
- Week of: Feb 22 2016 | The Grand Teton | Photographer: Caden Handley
- Week of: Feb 16 2016 | A Mid-Winter's Journey Over Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore | Photographer: U.S. Coast Guard Traverse City
Running more than 160 pages, the National Park Service Management Policies provides park managers with quick reference to how they are to manage their units, what uses are appropriate, and how to usher visitors out of the park when Congress fails to fund the National Park Service. But the Management Policies, which last were updated in 2006, also leave much to interpretation and exception.
America can be justly proud of many accomplishments from its emphasis on democratic ideals to its promotion of equality and justice for all its citizens. But perhaps one of the nation’s greatest contributions to the global marketplace of ideas is the national park.
Harry S Truman was a true Missourian. It is the state where he was born and raised, where he met his wife to be, where he ran for public office, and where he chose to return following his presidency. Our 33rd president was born of modest means, worked as a businessman and farmer, and progressed up the political ladder from county judge, to U.S. Senator, Vice-President, and, upon the death of President Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States. After it was all over, he returned to his home in Independence to live a down-to-earth life in the town he loved.
The nation’s first national park was founded in 1872; in 1916, Congress founded the National Park Service (NPS) to administer and manage parks. Since then, the NPS and parks have been mired in policy and management controversies.
It is an architectural wonder of the world, one located in one of the most unique places on the planet. Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park is no ordinary destination—and one that everyone should visit in their lifetime. If you’ve never heard of this tiny cluster of secluded islands off the Florida Keys, it’s time you did.
“The first time I went to Yosemite, it was like Heaven” - An incarcerated teenager reflects on the impact of the trips to Yosemite National Park led by rock climber Ron Kauk.
National Parks Traveler's first eBook for youngsters examines a place where hot water flows into ice-cold rivers, where fountains of boiling water shoot hundreds of feet into the sky, and where mountains are made of glass and trees are made of stone. It's a place where winter snows can pile up 6 feet deep, and where bears and wolves roam the landscape as they did in the 18th century long before the West was settled.
The image of quintessential San Francisco isn’t complete without the looming fog gliding over the Golden Gate Bridge like a cold blanket ready to hug the warmth out of the city. Sure, it may affect visibility and can make summer feel like winter—especially in August, aka “Fogust”—but it is beloved nonetheless. Here are some foggy facts to “de-mist-ify” this local weather phenomenon.
With much of the country currently locked in high summer heat, why not think about cooler and colder winter temperatures? If you're planning to visit Yellowstone National Park next winter, you might consider scheduling your trip to coincide with the 19th Annual Cody Ice Festival scheduled for Feb. 10 – 12, 2017, in Cody, Wyoming.
Rocky Mountain National Park officials, who saw more than 4 million visitors last year, are on pace to see even more this year, and hope they all are careful, and smart, about the ways they enjoy their stay.
A badly malnourished grizzly boar, one struggling with infirmities and which had connected park visitors with food, was put down by Denali National Park rangers and wildlife staff who concluded that the bear wasn't healthy enough to sustain aversion training to instill a fear of humans.
A visit to Washington, D.C., yields a glimpse into the nation’s history, much of it preserved by the National Park Service at the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Park lovers will have extra incentive to visit through next August, as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will honor the Park Service’s centennial with a new photography exhibit.