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.
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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.
For more than a quarter-century there have been discussions about replacing a key bridge that ties together the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and now it appears that construction of a new bridge has been authorized.
Road work in Glacier National Park this fall will lead to a number of traffic delays, but they shouldn't be longer than a half-hour, according to park officials.
Joppa Church in Mammoth Cave National Park is now designated as a day-use area. Vandalism to the church building in the last year has caused the park to limit its availability to the public to daylight hours only
There are rabid bats, rapid cats and dogs, and apparently rabid deer. A white-tailed deer buck that charged a ranger at Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park in Maryland tested positive for rabies.