For five glorious mid-June days, a group of 25 national park travelers, and six Holiday River Expeditions crew, floated down the Yampa River as it coursed through the stunning landscape of Dinosaur National Monument.
Parks in the News
For the 15th year, star gazers will be gathering at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah this coming June 17-20 to enjoy the park's astronomy festival.
A body spotted near the summit of Mount Rainier on Saturday appeared to match that of a missing climber.
The National Park Service has issued a major concession contract for the operation of three locations within Sequoia National Park in California. The NPS prospectus includes concessions at Lodgepole Village, Wuksachi Village, and Bearpaw High Sierra Camp.
A 3-year-old black bear that figured out vehicles might contain food was put down at Grand Teton National Park after rooting through a car before ransacking a housekeeping cart and making off with a purse.
Mount Rainier National Park rangers were struggling Friday against winds predicted to reach 70 mph on the north flanks of Mount Rainier to find a climber who got separated from his two partners in poor visibility.
Around The Parks: Bear Attack At Great Smoky, Missing Guide At Grand Canyon, And Dogs At Cape Cod Are In The News
A bear attack at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the mystery of a missing guide in Grand Canyon National Park, and word of two areas of Cape Cod National Seashore now open to leashed pets are among the news in the National Park System this week.
As the name implies, Rocky Mountain National Park includes plenty of rocks, but a fall by a hiker in unusually rugged terrain led to a lengthy and challenging rescue earlier this week. By the time the fourteen-hour operation ended, over forty rescuers had helped lower the victim a distance that equalled the height of the tallest buildings in the country.
The Convoy Point Channel is an important route for boaters at Biscayne National Park—it is the only marine passageway to Biscayne Bay from Homestead Bayfront Park, park headquarters and the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The route becomes clogged with mostly human-discarded debris, but thanks to a recent volunteer route, the passage is now clear.
Visitors to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada will soon have a new adventure awaiting them: A Parks Canada warden cabin at Cameron Lake will be available as a backcountry hut operated by the Alpine Club of Canada for overnight stays.