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Heavy Rains Inundate Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facilities

Recent record-breaking rain on Hatteras Island has impacted ramps, campgrounds, and roads along Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and another rain event is anticipated this Sunday. It has been reported that up to 14 inches of rain fell on the Outer Banks of North Carolina between Saturday, May 28, and Thursday, June 2.

‘A Sense Of Solitude And Serenity’ At Grand Canyon’s North Rim

With cooler temperatures and smaller crowds than the South Rim, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park may be a place where you can find lodging as the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this summer. Whether your trip is planned for this summer or a bullet point on your bucket list, the Arizona park has released a video gives you a glimpse of what makes the place so special.

Hillary Clinton Wants To Create An American Parks Trust Fund

Hillary Clinton has unveiled her plans for the environment, and one of the planks would be to create an American Parks Trust Fund with a "mission of helping to expand local, state, and national recreation opportunities, rehabilitate existing parks, and enhancing America’s great outdoors – from our forests and coasts to neighborhood parks."

Reflecting on America’s Great Outdoors: Persistent Challenges And Enduring Recommendations

As the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary draws near, I’ve been looking back at a pair of 2009 reports on America’s “great outdoors.” An RFF report that I coauthored reviewed the status of public lands, demand for outdoor recreation, and conservation funding trends.

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