If you really need a reason to visit Shenandoah National Park -- and you probably don't -- there's going to be a special program on Saturday to view this month's "super moon" from atop Hawksbill Mountain.
Parks in the News
Think you have the grit to produce grist? Then consider helping out Great Smoky Mountain National Park by volunteering to help provide visitors with historic information at Mingus Mill.
A wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest in California led Friday to closure of facilities and campgrounds in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park.
Consider yourself a snake wrangler? Then you'll want to sign up for the 2016 Python Challenge™, a month-long effort to rid Everglades National Park of as many of the non-native Burmese pythons as possible.
Devils Tower National Monument will host a Bat Festival August 29th, 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in the monument's picnic area. The festival will feature demonstrations on how to build bat boxes, information booths, crafts, and activities for kids.
A second case of plague has been potentially linked to Yosemite National Park, where crews were working this week to spray for fleas in rodent burrows near the Tuolumne Meadows Campground.
A wildfire has closed Washington Route 20 across North Cascades National Park Complex, where evacuations have been orderd for the town Diablo, the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, and the Ross Lake Resort. A number of campgrounds and trails in the complex also ahve been closed.
Climbing in the Tetons of Grand Teton National Park can be an exhilarating experience, but it also can be unforgiving and, at its worst, deadly. For 10 climbers who tried to summit the Grand Teton in a long one-day slog, they narrowly avoided tragedy and in the end were rescued by rangers and other climbers on the mountain.
The Tidal Reservoir Inlet Bridge in Washington, D.C., will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Friday at 6:30 p.m. until Monday at 5:30 a.m. to allow for the replacement of the bridge’s concrete deck.
As far away from society as you might seem while floating on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, or hiking along its shorelines, heavy metals are polluting the river in concentrations that could pose a health risk.