Acadia National Park this week is getting a third campground with the dedication and opening of the Schoodic Woods Campground on the Schoodic Peninsula. The 94-site campground is located on land once eyed for a sprawling resort, complete with hotel, golf course, sports center, and luxury villas.
Parks in the News
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Sunday directed that Mount McKinley be officially renamed "Denali," the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of the peak embraced by Denali National Park and Preserve.
The sounds of chainsaws tearing through trees resounded across Olympic National Park on Sunday as crews worked to clear numerous downed trees so they could reopen park entrance roads and campgrounds, make damage assessments, and begin repairs in the wake of a powerful wind storm.
High, swift waters claimed a backcountry traveler in Denali National Park and Preserve when she tried to ford a stream.
Some beach goers who flaunt the leash laws at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks are heading home with fines of $125 or more.
After 13 years of meetings, discussion, and debate, Everglades National Park officials have released a General Management Plan to guide the park for the next 20 years. However, whether the park will receive the funding necessary to fully implement the plan is another matter.
Gusting winds, some surpassing 70 mph, downed trees across Olympic National Park on Saturday and forced the closure of all entry roads into the park.
Bombs used to trigger avalanches above Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park typically explode as planned, but on Friday one that failed to detonate last winter led to the temporary closure of the road that runs over the pass.
A tropical storm bearing down on Florida is prompting the closure of Everglades, Dry Tortugas, and Biscayne national parks until at least noon on Tuesday.