A dual birthday party is being marked this weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, with activities ranging from cave tours and learning how the giant sequoias are enduring California's drought to all-you-can-eat barbecues.
Parks in the News
A colorful wall mural of Hawaiian deities painted by Herb Kawainui Kane has been restored at Jaggar Museum in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
A treasured skill from the past will be showcased at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state in early October when the park hosts two days of historical blacksmithing demonstrations.
More lodging, if you will, is coming to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park with the upcoming renovation of the "Swains Lockhouse" and its addition to the Canal Quarters program.
With fingers crossed for clear skies, Shenandoah National Park officials will be hosting a star party later this month at which the "star" will be a lunar eclipse.
Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. This year’s Facelift will honor Yosemite National Park’s 125th Anniversary with special service projects and interactive anniversary-themed activities.
With a little human intervention, fishers just might decide the area of Yosemite National Park north of the Merced River is to their liking and establish a permanent population.
Long-distance trail hikers soon will have a new checkbox on their to-do list: The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, a 1,200-mile-long footpath stretching from the peaks of Glacier National Park and through North Cascades National Park to the Pacific Ocean shoreline of Olympic National Park.
As wondrous and mesmerizing as slot canyons in southern Utah and northern Arizona can be, they can be even more deadly, as last week's tragedy at Zion National Park underscores.