November is a particularly good time to visit Death Valley National Park due to a free entrance fee day on Veterans Day, special events, and cooling temperatures.
Parks in the News
In the past 102 years, there has not been a wetter month at West Glacier in Glacier National Park than last month. Nearly 11 inches of rain fell there in October, when there were just three days without measurable precipitation.
More than a third of all international visitors to the United States find time to visit the National Park System, according to the U.S. Travel Association, which notes that the numbers have been slowly, but steadily, increasing.
The Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands of Golden Gate National Recreation Area has reopened to the public with an improved safety railing and new exhibits.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary ban on campfires in the park’s backcountry effective immediately. Due to extremely dry weather conditions and the amount of fresh leaf litter on the ground, the potential for escaped fires to occur in the backcountry has dramatically increased. The fire restriction will be in effect until further notice.
Two of five High On Life pranksters who were cited for vandalism in Yellowstone and Death Valley national parks pleaded guilty Tuesday, but the other three entered not guilty pleas and were to be appointed court attorneys.
Searchers were hoping for improved weather Tuesday so they could return to the field to search for a plane missing in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Homestead National Monument Of America Speaker To Discuss Harvesting Foods And Medicines In The Dakota Tradition
In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, Homestead National Monument of America will be hosting Jerome Kills Small on Sunday, November 13, at Homestead’s Education Center. Kills Small will give a presentation describing medicinal plants and foods that can be found growing on the Great Plains, in the Missouri River valley, and in the Rocky Mountains.
Kate Cannon, superintendent of the National Park Service's Southeast Utah Group of park units, has received the Stephen T. Mather Award from the National Parks Conservation Association.