Visiting the Parks

Native American Artists To Appear At Grand Teton National Park Through Summer

Native American artists, specialists in beadwork, flint knapping, music and other traditional and contemporary art forms, will be appearing at Grand Teton National Park through this summer.

Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches To Be Ready For Summer

While some of the beaches at Cape Cod National Seashore were hit particularly hard by Hurricane Sandy last fall and winter storms, park officials say repairs will be made in time for the high summer season.

Native American Skills To Be Demonstrated At Cape Cod National Seashore On June 1

The culture and traditions of the Wampanoag tribe will be on display at Cape Cod National Seashore on June 1 at the Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Take A Hike In Shenandoah National Park For National Trails Day

National Trails Day arrives on June 1, and you can celebrate it at Shenandoah National Park that day by taking a hike.

Migratory Bird Day To Be Marked In Yellowstone National Park With Birding Events

Migratory Bird Day will be marked this Saturday in Yellowstone National Park, where rangers will take you birding and staff from the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center will teach you about raptors seen in the park.

150th Anniversary Of Freedmen's Colony Of Roanoke To Be Commemorated May 18 At Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

It was 150 years ago that the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke, a colony of former slaves, was established on Roanoke Island. That event will be commemorated this Saturday at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

Secret Sleeps, Tips For Snagging A National Park Campsite This Summer

There is nothing as traditional as camping out in the national parks for summer vacation. Reserving a campsite on can lock in a site long before you hit the road, but sometimes you just don’t get around to doing that. So what to do?

South Entrance To Yellowstone National Park Opens

The early birds were ready and waiting this morning when the South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opened for the season.

New Tour At Denali National Park Designed To Pack A Lot Into A Little Time

Denali National Park and Preserve is a huge landscape, covering more than 6 million acres. Not surprisingly, this size can be daunting when it comes to planning a trip to the Alaskan park. A new tour debuting this summer could help you get the most out of your visit.

Volcano House At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Ready To Reopen

Closed since 2009, the Volcano House hotel at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will fully reopen on the rim of Kīlauea caldera in the park next month, following a multi-million-dollar upgrade and completing yet another chapter in the epic history of this iconic hotel.

Exploring The Parks: Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Eliza Johnson's bedroom
President Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. But there's much more to our 17th president. His story is told well at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee. By the time you finish your visit, you might like the man.

Mark Your Calendars: New River Festival Coming In June

Cheat Fest? Been there. Gauley Fest? Done that. Second Annual New River Festival? Got it on the calendar for June 7-9.

Plan To Attend 5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration Of Art At Grand Canyon National Park

It's still months off, but now is the perfect time to plan to attend the 5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park this September.

Some Campground Fees Proposed For Increases At Death Valley National Park

Having replaced the entire water and sewer system of the Furnace Creek Campground, added a new bathroom, and expanded electrical service for RVs, Death Valley National Park officials are now proposing an increase in camping fees to help cover the costs of providing electricity to the campground.

Treasure Your National Park Visits With A Photo Album From Shutterfly

It's National Park Week, so hopefully you're finding some time to get out into the parks. If you do, you can reflect your visit with a photo album from Shutterfly.

Denali And Rainier: Classic Climbs And Challenges

Mountaineers have a mystique all their own. They are the stuff of legends.

Mesa Verde National Park Offering Backcountry Hikes This Year

Some fascinating backcountry ranger-led hikes are on tap at Mesa Verde National Park this summer, offering you insights into places such as Oak Tree House and Spring House.

Backpacking Challenge Coming To Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks

Like to backpack? Then you might consider entering the 3rd annual Hike Big challenge at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks this summer.

Capitol Reef National Park's "Essential Guide" Is Live On The Traveler

Just in time for the summer travel season, the Essential Guide to Capitol Reef National Park has been published on the Traveler.

Bicyclists Have Freedom To Ride In Yellowstone National Park

If you're looking for an incredible bike ride in the national parks, head to Yellowstone National Park now, when you can pedal between West Yellowstone, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs without sharing the road with private vehicles.

Civilian Perspectives Of Civil War Discussed This Weekend At Stones River National Battlefield

How did civilians react when the Civil War brought battles and soldiers into their backyards? That will be the topic of discussion this weekend at Stones River National Battlefield in Tennessee.

"Camper Cabins" At Isle Royale National Park Extend Lodging Options To Windigo Area

A straight-forward design, some good carpenters, and visitors to Isle Royale National Park now can have a roof over their heads while staying at the Windigo end of the island in Lake Superior.

Save On Mountain Biking, Rafting Vacations In National Parks, But You Have To Act Now

Got a hankering to spin your wheels or dip your paddle in a national park setting? Our friends at Holiday River Expeditions have a special on now where you can save up to $250 on such a trip, but you have to act quickly.

Take A Virtual Hike Along String Lake In Grand Teton National Park

It's still just April, and spring wildflowers in the Rockies are still quite a ways off. That doesn't mean you can't virtually enjoy the summer with a walk around String Lake at Grand Teton National Park.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Ready For Spring, New PWC Regs For Lake Powell

With spring slowly warming up the Southwest, hours at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in southern Utah are expanding to accommodate travelers.

Shenandoah National Park Facilities To Open For Spring

With the arrival of spring in the Appalachians facilities in Shenandoah National Park will soon be open for visitors to take a break from their ride along Skyline Drive.

Desert Treasures: Spring Blooms In Big Bend National Park

Thoughts of spring wildflowers usually bring visions of lush hills and meadows with picturesque streams. But not the desert. Certainly not arid West Texas. Yet by April, especially in years following a wet autumn, wildflowers and cacti turn the rugged landscape of Big Bend National Park into a palette of rainbow hues. And migrating birds add their colorful magic to the trees and thorn-covered vegetation.

Some Great Ideas For Spending Spring In The National Park System

Spring is a great time to get outside and enjoy all that America’s national parks have to offer. It’s also a perfect opportunity to collect new Passport cancellations!

Skiing The Appalachian Trail—Get It While It's Cold: Video And Feature

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a great destination for cross country skiers—especially right now as the latest storm dumps more snow on the AT from North Carolina to New England. The AT only seems to be about summer. Backcountry ski enthusiasts—get out there!

It's Sap Time At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

With all the winter storms pummeling the nation, it's hard to believe that spring really isn't too far off for many parts of the country. At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area that will be evident next weekend when the National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society present a maple sugaring demonstration at Millbrook Village.
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