Four sites around the country recently were designated as National Historic Landmarks, a designation that recognizes the sites as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
Parks in the News
Night-sky viewing will be among the main attractions at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado in the coming days, while later in the month the park staff will be celebrating the date in 1909 when the monument's incredible fossil-studded cliff was discovered.
A grizzly bear, possibly a sow with cubs, attacked and partially consumed a hiker whose body was found near a trail in the vicinity of Lake Village in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said Saturday.
A Montana man who failed to return from a hike at Yellowstone National Park has turned up dead on a trail near Lake Village.
The falcon nesting season is officially over at Acadia National Park. Superintendent Sheridan Steele says that the Precipice, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliffs trails in the park have all reopened to hikers.
While the Reynolds Creek wildfire might have slowed visitation to Glacier National Park in recent weeks, the park has seen a double-digit increase in visitors compared to year-ago figures.
There are star shows, and there are star shows, and one of the summer's best is the annual Perseid meteor showers. Next Wednesday, you can enjoy the show from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
A much-needed investment of more than $100 million will improve roads and sewers as well as a popular day-use area at Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.
A scathing, 15-page "Serious Mismanagement Report" that examined how National Park Service staff at Effigy Mounds National Monument came to desecrate the site doesn't officially exist, according to Park Service officials.
While the Paradise Fire at Olympic National Park in Washington has been growing slowly and not been a great concern, recent growth has prompted the need for additional trail closures in the park.