Parks in the News
Got a hankering to head underground? Cave tours at Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah begin on May 10 for the summer season.
Growing up, chasing fireflies was a popular after-dusk summertime activity. But our fireflies didn't blink in unison, which is what makes the fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park such a big deal.
Lend a hand and take some pride on May 10 by volunteering at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts to get the park ready for the summer season.
An individual fell about 400 feet to their death from Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park on Monday afternoon.
Some 80 searchers working their way Monday through the swampy backcountry of Congaree National Park in search of a father and his two young children who were reported missing nearly 48 hours earlier.
The National Park Service recently released the prospectus for a ten-year contract to provide lodging, retail, and food and beverage services at Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Yes, National Park Week 2014 has passed us by, but you can still benefit from it. O.A.R.S. is giving away four world-class national park paddling trips during a contest that runs through May 18.
Spring is in the air, and in the waters of Lake Superior, where the ice cover that made access to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore's ice caves possible has broken up.
Discussions in western Colorado to have Colorado National Monument redesignated as a "national park" have spawned a draft document, in the form of Senate legislation, that has drawn concerns from the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.
In this episode of the National Park Sessions, The Giving Tree Band sets up in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado to play Reflections of My Soul.
Explosive materials commonly used in mining or excavation work have been discovered at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington state, though authorities don't think there's a risk to the public.
Mount Baldy, a massive sand dune that is a popular attraction at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana, will remain closed indefinitely due to safety hazards.
The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of their Music in Our Parks project, with performances in Arches, Capitol Reef, Grand Canyon, Great Sand Dunes, and Zion national parks.
If you're planning to visit Denali National Park in Alaska this fall, you just might want to get an application in for the Denali Park Road Lottery. Winners of these treasured permits are allowed to drive the length of the road on one day in September.
It's never too early to plan a national park escape, and November will be a great time to visit Zion National Park to enjoy not only the colorful fall weather in southern Utah, but also to attend the Sixth Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational.
If all goes as planned and the weather cooperates, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will reopen to the public on May 15.
Rocky Mountain National Park, where roads were heavily damaged by flooding last fall, will receive $3.5 million to help pay for repair work from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
A day-long celebration will be held Thursday to mark Chaco Culture National Historical Park's designation as an International Dark Sky Park.
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to revise regulations governing service animals in national parks.
Is there too much public land in America? Some think so, which is why it's important to understand the ongoing battle over those lands, whether they fall under the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, or U.S. Bureau of Land Management or other federal land manager.
Officials from Badlands National Park in South Dakota are hosting open houses this week to consider a proposal to release bison on the South Unit of the national park.
A planning effort is under way at Point Reyes National Seashore in California to manage some 28,000 acres of beef and cattle ranches overseen by the seashore.
A disease that afflicts sea stars has taken root in Pacific waters from Alaska down to California, including portions of Redwood National and State Parks. Biologists say this year's mass mortality tied to the disease is "unprecedented."
The Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, which includes the famed military cemetery among 69 contributing features, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.
Twenty-first century technologies are being relied upon to help explain, and even physically buttress, Revolutionary War tactics at Ninety Six National Historic Site in South Carolina.
Summer arrives today at Everglades National Park, where the park staff has transitioned its operations to the summer hours.
How can supporting a good cause earn you a trip into the backcountry of Saguaro National Park or to Hawaii? When it relates to this week's online auction in support of Friends of Saguaro National Park.
Time is running out to land a ticket to a gala affair in support of North Cascades, Olympic, and Mount Rainier national parks.
A band of five musicians is slowing working its way around the National Park System, playing acoustically arranged songs in park settings to promote unity, harmony, and the well-being of all people and the planet.