The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras lighthouses at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 21, through Monday, October 9. Ticket sales begin daily at 9 a.m. with the last tickets sold at 4:30 p.m at each site.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan is hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a “Bark Ranger.”
Is the National Park Service an outlier in the Trump administration when it comes to climate change?
Ozark National Scenic Riverways will partner with Missouri State Parks to host “Outdoor Adventure Demonstration Day” at Current River State Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.
Joshua Tree National Park, as well as many other parks across the country, has experienced a notable increase in visitation in recent years. With that increase also means an increase of graffiti and acts of intentional vandalism within the park. With that in mind, park officials are making it easier for you to report vandalism in the park.
Grand Canyon National Park trail crew have been able to repair a section of the Colorado River Trail damaged by a rockslide. The trail between Pipe Creek and Silver Bridge is now open to foot traffic, though it remains closed to stock use. Hikers can access Phantom Ranch via the Bright Angel Trail and the South Kaibab Trail.
Bears Ears National Monument Landscape Rivals, And In Cases Surpasses, That Of Notable National Parks
What does a landscape contain, and how do you measure its richness? Is it just the soil beneath your feet and the vegetation that rises up and adds texture and even structure? What about the sky overhead and, of course, the naturalness and ecological integrity?csp-benm_landscape_assessment_032717_small.pdf
A $25,000 grant has been contributed by the National Park Foundation to a fire relief fund set up to help those affected by the deadly Chimney Tops Fire that swept Great Smoky Mountains National Park last November.
The crush is on at Mount Rainier National Park, where nearly 6,000 backcountry permit applications have been filed for the coming season, with nearly half of the applicants seeking to hike the entire 93-mile-long Wonderland Trail.
Winter's weather has caused some damage at the Log Slide Overlook at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, forcing park staff to close the lookout for the immediate future until repairs can be done.