Parks in the News
A tiny, almost microscopic, insect is killing pine trees at Acadia National Park, where biologists and entomologists are trying to determine how widespread the infestation is and what can be done to slow it.
In the past, several wildfires have burned at the periphery of Yosemite National Park, however, when the Meadow Fire flared up on Sept 7, 2014, it was the first time in memory that a major wildfire occured in the scenic heart of Yosemite, next to Half-Dome. Capturing the fire as a time-lapse introduced a new dimension to those already most iconic fire images.
Snow already has fallen on Glacier National Park this month, but that's not the reason you won't be able to drive the entire 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road. No, crews are closing off a section of the road east of Logan Pass this coming Sunday night so they can work on rehabilitating the scenic roadway.
For a little change of pace in Yellowstone National Park, spend a time this Sunday looking up into the sky.
A hiker at Rocky Mountain National Park was found dead Wednesday at the base of a rock outcrop roughly 200 feet below Alberta Falls.
It's mid-September, and while the temps are still almost summerish, the trees know fall is right around the corner, and that's a great reason to head to Shenandoah National Park now.
Take a look around the National Park System and you'll see historic buildings being moved, citizen science at work, and a wonderful evening gathering around a historical park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a celebration on Saturday, September 27, at Sugarlands Visitor Center in honor of the Wilderness Act, which was signed into law 50 years ago by President Lyndon Johnson.
With clear skies overhead, and no moon, the star gazing should be outstanding in the coming weeks at western national parks. Several of those parks -- Great Basin, Theodore Roosevelt and Mount Rainier national parks, and Oregon Caves National Monument -- are taking advantage of the night skies with star-gazing festivals.
A young Montana man who apparently tried to base jump from a cliff in Glacier National Park was killed in the attempt, according to park officials.
Traveler's View: National Park Service Logos Lack Creativity, Fail To Celebrate "America's Best Idea"
National parks, it's held up, are "America's best idea," but logos chosen for the National Park Service to celebrate its centennial and to use in other venues fail to reflect that belief. Indeed, they ignore the rich heritage and beauty of the National Park System in a curious attempt to "engage and connect with new audiences."
Like the familiar “Smokey the Bear” Stetson ranger hat, which was formally adopted nearly 90 years ago, the Park Service arrowhead emblem has become an American icon. The story behind the Arrowhead is quite interesting. We’ll try to cover the basics here and throw in a little trivia for fun.
The multi-year Light Station Preservation Project for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s six historic lighthouses is nearing completion.
As part of its backcountry access plan, Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida will also conduct a wilderness eligibility assessment for lands within the original boundaries of the preserve.
Can there be a better way to visit Hell? Bumpass Hell, that is, at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Special Tours At Fort Union National Monument Offer Rare Chance To Visit Site Of The First Fort Union
Fall is a great time to visit national parks in general, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks specifically. The cool mountain air, the towering trees, and the relatively empty hiking trails combined offer an incredible setting for an escape.
For less than seven cents a day, visitors can enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, and Haleakalā National Park by purchasing the annual tri-park pass, which is good for one year from the date of purchase.
A campsite reservation system that took effect at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota this year performed well during the summer's near-record flooding and will continue operations going forward, park officials say.
Fire conditions near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park have ebbed enough for the route to the summit of Half Dome to reopen to the public on Saturday, park officials say.
It very likely will be a bit more costly to enter Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Acadia, Shenandoah and the other 126 units that charge entrance fees by the time the National Park Service's centennial arrives in 2016, and you also should brace for slightly higher fees to camp, shower, paddle, and participate in boat and cave tours.
Though the towering peak of a dormant volcanic is the main attraction of Lassen Volcanic National Park, there are many other fascinating aspects to this park in northern California. Take Bumpass Hell, for instance.
Open-air painting can be one of the most challenging, and beautiful, forms of the art. And later this month you'll have the opportunity to watch painters in action as they work to capture the fall at Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway will continue to be managed by Parkway Inn, Inc., under a 10-year contract awarded by the National Park Service.
A couple weeks ago we shared the logo that was chosen to brand the National Park Service's centennial in 2016. What do you think of it?
Moving sand around -- from beaches that are growing too wide, to those that are shrinking -- will be going on at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California next month.
Wind Cave National Park rangers will be leading tours this month to listen for the bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk. The elk’s high-pitched whistle heralds the arrival of fall and the elk’s mating season.
Floodwaters, not snow, forced the temporary closure Tuesday of Zion National Park, where monsoonal downpours swelled the Virgin River from a tranquil stream to a raging torrent that flooded portions of Zion Canyon.