A fire in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park has grown to cover more than 1,100 acres, but firefighters are monitoring the blaze, preferring at this time to let it burn naturally.
Parks in the News
The Rough Fire is closing in on Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, the Reynolds Creek Fire closed a portion of Glacier National Park's famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, and clouds of wood smoke from the Tenaya Fire have been a looming backdrop to Yosemite National Park's famous valley. And yet, recent fire history overall in the West has not matched historical trends in terms of fire frequency or severity, according to a new analysis.
Fewer than 12 months separate the National Park Service's 99th birthday and its 100th. What happens over the course of the next year will go a far way to determining if it will be a happy birthday or not.
Crashing surf, stars overhead, what better way to spend a late summer/early fall evening than to spend the evening at the Cape Lookout National Seashore lighthouse?
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a 2 ½-hour stargazing program in Cades Cove on September 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Increased bear activity has led Glacier National Park officials to temporarily close the St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of the park. The campground has seen a recent increase in bears, creating a high potential for unpleasant encounters between humans and bruins.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the Friends of Whiskeytown invite visitors to join them for the 5th Annual Harvest Festival on September 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park's Tower House Historic District. This fun and family-friendly event will feature apple tasting, an apple-themed bake-off contest, hand-operated apple press demonstration, games and gold panning for all ages, and tours of the historic Camden House and orchards.
Harvesttime can't be far off, as the annual Mountain Life Festival is coming to the Mountain Farm Museum at Great Smoky Mountains National Park on September 19.
A Canadian man who got lost hiking in Olympic National Park was found late Thursday morning cold, tired, and hungry, but otherwise in good shape.
An evacuation order was issued early Thursday for the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park due to the activity of the Rough Fire and efforts by firefighters to contain the wildfire.