In a word, you could say the National Park System is "busy" this summer. From Acadia National Park in Maine to North Cascades National Park in Washington State, visitation to the parks is high. But that doesn't mean you'll encounter crowds everywhere you go.
Parks in the News
Repairs are underway on the roads through Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi, where the more than 80-year-old road system is in surprisingly good shape, but still could use some maintenance.
A bike ride is coming this weekend to Olympic National Park, where cyclists have a chance to ride the Hurricane Ridge Road from the Heart O' The Hills entrance station to the top of Hurricane Ridge.
Human remains found below the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park are believed to be those of a young Louisiana woman missing since April, park officials said Wednesday.
Created separately and with different purpose from the vast nature preserves of the West, America’s battlefield parks took a long, often circuitous route to full integration into the National Park System.
Visitors this summer to California’s Devils Postpile National Monument can still view its namesake rock formation, but other areas are temporarily off limits until fixes are completed.
Guests and residents at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park were told Tuesday afternoon to be ready to evacuate the village and park headquarters if the Bybee Creek Fire burning to the west approaches the village.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis expects to hear of more incidents of sexual harassment or misconduct from his agency once a hotline is set up to receive reports.
A New Mexico company that has been expanding its concessions work in the National Park System has landed a 15-year contract to provide lodging, dining, and retail services at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
A brown bear seriously injured during a hazing attempt by a Skagway Police Department officer has been put down by a National Park Service ranger at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.