Parks in the News
National Park Service officials have been told to stop filling vacant permanent positions throughout the National Park System under the federal hiring freeze President Trump ordered, though it remained unclear Wednesday which, if any, seasonal positions would be granted a waiver from the freeze.
Due to heavy snow load and the potential for flooding, the 20-site campground in Devils Postpile National Monument in California might be closed for the 2017 summer season, according to Superintendent Deanna Dulen.
Reservation Requests For Permits To Hike Wonderland Trail In Mount Rainier National Park Begin March 15
Beginning March 15 you'll be able to go online and submit a request for a permit to hike the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier National Park this summer.
A need to assess the mechanical condition of the elevators at Jewel Cave National Monument will require a halt on cave tours from January 30 through February 10, according to park officials.
Star shows are on the calendar for this weekend in both Death Valley National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico is back in business thanks to speedy work by a variety of state and federal agencies to rebuild a road that was washed out in late December.
Wooden crib docks at Raspberry Island Light Station in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin will be replaced this summer, requiring the west dock to be closed to the general public while the work is performed.
Newfound Gap Road In Great Smoky Mountains National Park Being Considered For National Scenic Byway Designation
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking the public’s input on a draft corridor management plan for Newfound Gap Road. The development of the plan is required for park officials to seek designation for the road as a National Scenic Byway, a designation that opens up opportunities to the park and gateway communities to compete for special grants that enhance the travel corridor.