Someone with a hankering for a prehistoric dinosaur bone, but with poor theft skills, did considerable damage to a fossilized bone on the Fossil Discovery Trail in Dinosaur National Monument. Anyone who provides information as to the thief that leads to their conviction will be rewarded with $750 from the National Park Service.
Parks in the News
Off-road vehicle access, one of the most contentious issues in some corners of the National Park System, is the focus of a planning effort at Cape Lookout National Seashore, where officials have extended a comment period on the matter until September 19.
A grant of nearly $150,000 from the Everglades Foundation will help the National Park Service pay for the cost of an environmental assessment of canals that are harming the ecosystem of Cape Sable.
If you're thinking of visiting Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado yet this year, here's some good news: the park's Far View Lodge has extended its season through October 25.
Death Valley National Park has long been the site of a mystery that has intrigued visitors and baffled scientists—the "sailing stones" of Racetrack Playa. The playa is a dry lake, and its surface is marked by a web of "trails" left in the soil by the unexplained movement of hundreds of rocks. Now a team of researchers has solved the puzzle...and the answer involves a very unlikely process in the hottest place in America.
A loosely run system for distributing free tour tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial that had "ample opportunities for abuse" is being addressed by National Park Service personnel to ensure walk-up visitors aren't locked out of the tours.
It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed The Wilderness Act into law in 1964, but the question remains: Why has so much land within the National Park System not been designated as wilderness?
After nearly $9 million worth of improvements, the rest area at Mile Marker 63 along Interestate 75 in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida is back in business.
People love puffins so much that visitors to Acadia National Park often ask rangers where they can see them, even though they are too far from shore to be visible.
If you hope to see the Tuolumne Grove of Sequoias in Yosemite National Park this month, you'll need to plan on a weekend visit if you're driving directly there. And after September passes, the parking area at the site will be closed for the rest of the year while improvements are made to it.