Parks in the News
Once the snow piles up in Iowa, you can head to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site for a snowshoe trek through the park's tallgrass prairie.
Bringing Businesses Into The National Parks At Valley Forge National Historical Park And Gateway National Recreation Area
Keeping buildings in the National Park System in use is one way to maintain them. At Valley Forge National Historical Park and Gateway National Recreation Area, officials hope to do just that by advertising for businesses to operate out of some historic buildings.
Reader Survey Day: Should The National Park Service Angle For "A New Generation," Or "Go Back To Its Roots"?
The clock is ticking down to the National Park Service's centennial in 2016, and the focus of the PR campaign has been on attracting a new generation to the parks. But how far should it go in trying to lure millennials and a more diverse visitor? At least one Park Service veteran wants to see the agency "regain the spiit of John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt."
Predicting the eruption of geysers in Yellowstone National Park can be a tricky thing, but now you can load an app on your smartphone that will provide the estimated time of eruption for Old Faithful and five other fairly predictable geysers in the park.
The weekend's heavy rains in California brought heavy snows to the High Sierra, and that was enough for Yosemite National Park officials to close the Tioga and Glacier Point roads for the winter.
Voyageurs National Park experienced a few growing pains recently. Sixty-one, actually, as in the number of acres added to the park.
It wasn't too long ago that the cabins at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina closed for the winter, but it won't be long before you can reserve one for next summer.
With a handful of new units of the National Park System to be ushered in once President Obama signs a half-trillion-dollar defense authorization bill, National Park Service officials are not exactly sure where they'll get the money or personnel to bring the new parks to life, but they're optimistic they'll find a way.
Nearly Five Years Later, Congress Balking On "Road To Nowhere" Payments At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nearly five years after what was considered to be an historic moment, Congress is dragging its feet to make good on a $52 million settlement with a North Carolina county that lost a connection when Fontana Dam was built and its reservoir flooded a section of state highway 288.
Rocky Mountain National Park, with its towering, attractive peaks, is a magnet for many climbers, particularly those interested in climbing Longs Peak and ticking off one more "Colorado '14er." That goal could become a bit more achievable in the future as the park is seeking outfitters to lead commercial climbs.
A massive defense authorization bill, carrying riders that create seven national parks, headed Friday to President Obama for his signature, though how the National Park Service would pay for the additions was not immediately clear.
National Park Service, In Court Filing, Claims Xanterra Trying To Block Competition In Grand Canyon Concessions Business
In a strongly worded response to Xanterra Parks & Resort's request for an injunction to remain in business past year's end on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, lawyers for the National Park Service argue that the concessionaire is trying to thwart competition and feel its history on the rim entitles it to remain there.
As an agency the National Park Service continues to get poor marks from its employees, according to the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Survey. Compared to all government agencies, the Park Service ranked in the lower 25 percent in effective leadership, strategic management, team work, and work-life balance, among other categories.
With growing snow cover in the mountains, the winter season at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming kicks off on Monday.
With gray whales soon to start their migration to warmer waters, and elephant seals heading to the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore for breeding, the park's shuttle buses can help you get to a viewpoint with little hassle.
Overnight stays at Phantom Ranch on the floor of the Grand Canyon have been temporarily halted due to the break in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline, Grand Canyon National Park officials said Thursday.
Public comment is being taken on a fee increase proposal at Shenandoah National Park, where entrance fees haven't gone up since 2006.
Five Unruly Motorists Agree To Pay $150,000 For Damages To Resources At Padre Island National Seashore
Five motorists who headed off into an area of Padre Island National Seashore that was off-limits to vehicles and drove around the tidal flats there have agreed, along with their insurance agencies, to pay more than $150,000 in damages to the park.
Yellowstone National Park Officials Looking To See Bison Population Dropped By Up To 1,000 This Winter
Upwards of 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison could meet their demise this winter, either through hunting in Montana or through shipment to slaughter houses or research facilities, so as to contain the size of the park's herd and to reduce the "potential for a mass migration of bison into Montana."
$1 Million Grant From American Express Will Help Restore 178-Year-Old Lockkeeper's House On National Mall
A throwback to the days when commerce flowed up and down canals to Washington, D.C., a Lockkeeper's House that dates to the 1830s, will be restored to near-mint condition thanks to a $1 million grant from American Express to the Trust for the National Mall.
It soon could cost you more to enter Zion National Park, camp there, and head into the backcountry.
There are at least 75 million reasons why the U.S. Senate should either fully fund the national park projects contained within the defense authorization bill, or strip them out.
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.