Parks in the News
One of the most popular areas of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Alum Cave area, is on tap for some serious restoration work that will take about two years and result in some occasional trail closures. The result, though, will make the trail safer for hikers and better protect natural resources, according to park officials.
Getting into Big Bend National Park in Texas could be a little bit more expensive next year, as officials are proposing a $5 increase in the daily entrance fee for vehicles and a $2 increase in the backcountry camping fee.
As Isle Royale National Park managers mull the future of the park's wolf population, biologists and ecologists are urging them to step in with a genetic rescue.
If you're in central Colorado this coming weekend, consider visiting Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on Saturday to catch a glimpse of meteors slicing across the night skies.
There's a new business opportunity in the National Park System -- leading scuba dives on a B-29 Superfortress Bomber lying on the bed of Lake Mead at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will stage its 39th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration, complete with music, stories out of the past, and even apple cider, on December 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sugarlands Visitor Center on the western side of the park.
As more and more units of the National Park System roll out proposals to increase their entrance fees to bring them in line with a standardized schedule developed by National Park Service leaders, public opposition is being voiced, with some newspapers and towns opposing the increases and individuals maintaining they're untenable and unfair.
In response to a guest column on climate change that disputed the belief that human activities are driving global warming, a quartet of scientists and former National Park Service employees say the evidence for anthropogenic global warming is indisputable.
In what could be the most significant legislative action pertaining to national parks since 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives is being asked to approve a defense authorization bill that has been amended to create a number of new units of to the National Park System, from a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in New York to a Manhattan Project National Historical Park spread across a handful of states.
Though the busy summer travel season is over, that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy Grand Canyon National Park. Relax for a few minutes and enjoy this video that shows off Phantom Ranch on the canyon's floor.
Court Finds Federal Agencies Ignored NEPA In Guaranteeing Loans For Hog Farm Above Buffalo National River
Federal loan guarantees needed to ensure financing for a commercial hog operation upstream of the Buffalo National River in Arkansas were inappropriately approved by federal agencies that failed to adequately review the project's potential environmental impacts, a judge has ruled.
National Park Service officials are proposing to more than double the entrance fee for Natural Bridges National Monument, a small, off-the-beaten-path unit of the National Park System in southern Utah.
Yosemite National Park has launched a new website to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park. The website is designed to provide an innovative way for community members and interested parties to actively participate in the celebrations surrounding the anniversary that will be staged throughout the 2015 calendar year.
It’s commonly held that we should take only pictures and leave only footprints when we visit the parks, but Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge, Montana, is offering visitors a chance to take home a bit more this holiday season.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are past, so on this Tuesday give a little back...to national parks.
A personal diary from a Confederate soldier who saw action at the battle of Pea Ridge has been donated to the Pea Ridge National Military Park in Arkansas.
Eighty-Eight Units Of National Park System Tapped For $49.6 Million To Help Grand Canyon National Park
Eighty-eight units of the National Park System, from Acadia National to Yosemite National Park, provided a total $49.5 million in an open-ended loan to help Grand Canyon National Park buy down the interest Xanterra Parks & Resorts holds in concessions on the park's South Rim.
Our public lands protect resources that belong to everyone yet some people decide to steal our resources for their own personal enrichment—robbing this and future generations.
A bipartisan coalition of more than half the U.S. Senate is pushing the chamber's leaders to find a permanent funding solution for the Land and Water Conservation Fund by year's end.
Whether you exchange gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, the Feast of St. Nicholas, Saint Lucia’s Day, or some other year-end holiday, we have some ideas for the national park lover on your list.
National Park Service officials, looking to offset the recent liberalization of Alaska state hunting regulations, are proposing regulations that aim to better protect predators from hunters. The comment period on the proposed regulations runs out Wednesday.
Maps. They're the stuff of explanation, and dreams. Explanation of what lies out yonder on the landscape, and dreams of what yet's to come. If you're thinking of visiting Glacier National Park, either just to drive through on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, or to spend some time exploring the backcountry on hiking trails, there are two new maps to help bring your vision to fruition.
The 35th edition of the Mammoth Cave Sing is coming to Mammoth Cave National Park on December 7.
Zabriskie Point, an incredibly scenic overlook in Death Valley National Park, will be closed to the public from December 1 through the end of next April so crews can make significant repairs to improve visitor safety.
Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2015 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds on Monday, December 1. Reservations are available by phone, on-line or mail.
When winter snows fall on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan the rangers will be leading snowshoe hikes.
Thinking about heading to Virgin Islands National Park this winter? Check out the list of activities Friends of Virgin Islands National Park has lined up:
Yellowstone National Park Officials Extend Deadline For Comments On Higher Fees, Allow Online Comments
Yellowstone National Park officials, responding to complaints that they would not accept emailed or online comments concerning their proposal for higher fees, have agreed to take comments online and have extended the comment deadline.