National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Aug 18 2016 | Sandstone And Snow At Arches National Park | Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
- Week of: Aug 15 2016 | Don't Rush Sundown At Grand Teton National Park | Photographer: David and Kay Scott
- Week of: Jul 30 2016 | Colorful Mount Rainier | Photographer: Gary Vogt
- Week of: Jul 5 2016 | A Fiery Sunset At Fire Island National Seashore | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jul 5 2016 | Freedom To Paddle In Lake Clark National Park | 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
The candles have all been blown out, the balloons popped, and nothing but crumbs are left from the many birthday cakes that marked the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. Now what?
The designation of Kathadin Wilderness and Waters National Monument was not without contention. When I visited, signs opposing the national monument were common, and the decision will be both positive and negative news to people throughout Maine.
We are nearing the end of a trip of nearly three weeks during which we stayed in or visited 24 national park lodges in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier national parks. As a conclusion to three weeks in three of America's most popular national parks we thought it might be worthwhile to offer some thoughts about the trip, the lodges, and the people.
Consider this future scenario: the desire to see the wonders of the American outdoors is considered uninteresting, unfruitful to thought, and an unproductive experience that doesn’t help with life. These thoughts are coming from the parents of the future who pass on their knowledge to their children.
National park leaders today worry about a growing disconnect between national parks and our techno-savvy youth. But our government no longer toils alone with such problems as unemployment and disaffected youth. Today there are hosts of nonprofit park partners and even local communities willing to help. Recently reintroduced to a handful of parks through public spirited philanthropy, the conservation corps for youth is an exceptionally impactful program from the past that should be a part of every national park's future.
When you're done hiking in the park or touring Skyline Drive, these Blue Ridge small towns have much to offer visitors.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for setting on fire the historic Wallace Barn that burned to the ground earlier this month in Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, here's a look back to 1916 and the life of Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service.
An approaching tropical storm system prompted Dry Tortugas National Park off the Florida coast to plan to close to recreational visitors at 6 p.m. Saturday, while officials at Everglades National Park on the mainland planned to close the Flamingo Campground that evening.
A Georgia woman who got out of her car to look at a snake along Foothills Parkway in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was killed when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Nature’s Best Photography magazine announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest.
A young concessions worker at Yellowstone National Park fell to her death into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone while out early in the morning Friday with some coworkers.