A $1,000 reward is being offered for the recovery of a sign that for 86 years had welcomed guests to The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park before vanishing a few days before the National Park Service renamed the hotel rather than accept terms offered by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite for use of the trademarked hotel name.
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Deteriorating conditions of a primary east-west highway through Olympic National Park has officials proposing rehabilitation work to reduce hazards and stabilize the road.
Trips to the top of Cape Lookout Lighthouse will run for four months this year, beginning May 17 and running through Sept. 17, at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina.
The good news is that Canada is making big investments in its national parks ahead of the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017. The bad news is that infrastructure projects will require closures at Waterton Lakes National Park this spring and summer.
Under the category of "what were they thinking?" an employee for the National Park Service and one assigned to the office of the Secretary of Interior used government credit cards for personal expenses, according to investigations. In the Park Service case, the card was used to purchase a water heater for the personal residence of a supervisor at Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, the investigators determined.
Even in its death throes, the super bloom that swept across Death Valley National Park was extraordinary.
Campers planning to enjoy the National Park Service Centennial this summer with a camping trip to Great Basin National Park in Nevada will find limited space to pitch their tents, as the Upper Lehman Creek Campground will be closed and water will not be available at the Lower Lehman Creek Campground.
The Obama administration's approval of the Soda Mountain Solar Project was soundly criticized by conservation groups that said it was the wrong move to help wean the country off fossil fuels.
Popular ranger-guided tours to the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado will begin for 2016 starting April 10, with three tours available by Memorial Day weekend.
Their show is months away, but you can try to reserve your spot for viewing synchronous fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park by entering the lottery for tickets to their performance.