Too few dollars and too many needs at Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri means it will be some time before Big Spring Lodge and Cabins fully reopens for guests, according to the National Park Service.
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In the days of Fort Yellowstone (1886-1918), drinking was not permitted on any military grounds. Violation of this rule could result in fines or imprisonment, though not for more than a year. Additionally, if a soldier was found drunk at his post, he could have been punished by depriving him of passes to visit Gardiner, the nearest town, for a month. As a result of these rules, records and stories seem to indicate that many army soldiers would make the walk from Fort Yellowstone, located at Mammoth Hot Springs, to Gardiner for a drink and some company.
A wildfire ignited on Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim by a lightning strike in late June continues to grow, and at more than 3,000 acres has forced the closure of the Point Imperial Road and a number of trails on the rim.
Despite increasing fire danger in the West, some visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park are turning a blind eye to the danger and lighting illegal campfires, according to park officials.
Before preparing a plan for managing the population of non-native mountain goats in Olympic National Park, wildlife biologists will conduct a population census in the park and adjacent areas of Olympic National Forest in Washington.
A lightning-caused wildlife has forced the closure of the Point Imperial Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The developed area of the North Rim, including Grand Canyon Lodge, remains open, the park said in a release.
Rangers at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon seized more than 234 pounds of illegally harvested morel mushrooms during the Fourth of July weekend, the park announced Monday.
Glacier National Park is seeing month after month of record visitation during this, the National Park Service's centennial year.
The annual cleanup is coming to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but based on past years' findings it might better be described as a scavenger hunt.
With summer visitation building in Olympic National Park in Washington, officials are reminding visitors to keep their distance from mountain goats in particular and wildlife in general.