Beginning July 9, every Saturday through August 13, Homestead National Monument of America will host outdoor evening concerts at 7 p.m. at the Homestead Education Center. During 2016 Homestead is celebrating its 80th Birthday and the Centennial of the National Park Service.
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National Park Service Superintendent Trish Kicklighter says that as crews continue to assess flood impacts to campgrounds, parking lots, boat launches, beaches, roads, and trails at New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area, a few additional closures have been added to the West Virginia sites.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will continue accepting comments through July 12 on a proposal to increase fees at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions along with proposed changes to the management of three campgrounds by adding them to the national reservation system through Recreation.gov. The proposal, titled “Recreational Fee Proposal Information Document,” has been available for public review since May 26. The comment process has been amended to allow anonymous comments.
Fires, fire danger, and pretty big crowds will greet visitors in some corners of the National Park System this holiday weekend, and park officials are asking for both patience and great care while you're enjoying the parks.
A congressional effort has been launched to block a plan by Biscayne National Park officials to set aside 6 percent of the park for a marine reserve in a bid to restore and protect a stretch of the only tropical coral reef system in the continental United States, and the boating and fishing industry has quickly jumped on board in support of the legislation.
Canada Day is the perfect time to connect with nature, learn about Canada’s history and celebrate this great country with Parks Canada! To celebrate this day on July 1st, access to all national parks and national historic sites managed by Parks Canada will be free.
Four-Year Rehabilitation Of Grand Canyon Of Yellowstone Overlooks, Trails Underway In Yellowstone National Park
A four-year-long, multi-million-dollar project to repair and improve overlooks, trails, and parking lots along the rim of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park has gotten underway thanks to the help of the Yellowstone Park Foundation.
Dark skies above national parks and the research of a National Park Service scientist were integral to a new article that expands the knowledge of light pollution and its impact on the night sky around the world.
The National Park Service has modified the regulation governing the gathering of plants in national parks to allow members of federally recognized Indian tribes to gather and remove plants or plant parts for traditional purposes. The rule change was announced by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday at the National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference in Spokane, Wash.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a parade, a star-studded concert, and, of course, a fireworks show highlight the National Park Service’s annual celebration of Independence Day on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Keep in mind that some of the memorials and a number of roads will be closed due to the festivities.