Lobsters are tasty, and can bring a decent profit, but for some poachers at Biscayne National Park in Florida the lure of those crustaceans came with a high price: forfeiture of their 43-foot boat.
Parks in the News
Memorial Day weekend is still weeks away, but winter slowly is releasing its grip on Glacier National Park in Montana, wherethe Many Glacier and Chief Mountain roads have been opened to vehicles for the summer. Visitors are welcome to drive the 8-mile Many Glacier Road as far as the Many Glacier Campground. The Swiftcurrent Nature Trail loop on the valley floor is open in its entirety with parking available at Grinnell Picnic area.
This year’s season at the North Rim will run five months, as Grand Canyon National Park will open the entrance at 7:30 a.m. May 15, with all services operating through Oct. 15.
If there are any billion-dollar babies in the National Park System, they would be the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, both of which contributed more than $1 billion in tourism benefits to the communities surrounding their borders, according to a 2015 analysis of the National Park System's value to the national economy.
Alaska, for most of us, is a far and distant land, one we'll likely never reach in person, but which pulls at the explorer in each of us. Thanks to a collaboration of groups and agencies, from the National Park Service and Alaska Geographic to the National Geographic Society and others, you can explore Katmai National Park and Preserve for the next hour without leaving home.
Cooler weather with higher humidity both slowed the growth of the Rocky MTN Fire in Shenandoah National Park and allowed crews to extend containment lines to 43 percent of the fire, though a return to warmer, drier weather next week could create favorable burning conditions.
The historic observation platform at the summit of the tallest peak in Shenandoah National Park will receive $120,000 worth of care this spring to address vandalism and general deterioration.
A cold front that brought some rain and higher humidity was helping firefighters in Shenandoah National Park on Friday as they worked to gain the upper hand on a wildfire burning since last weekend.
While tall sand dunes offer sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, after the sun sets, the open space provides an unhindered view of the night sky. To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Michigan park will host a series of monthly astronomy programs through October.
A major victory toward long-term protection of the Delaware River has been realized with the addition of three new properties to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, further expanding the world-class park.