Visiting the Parks
Early spring runoff, and low precipitation this summer, has Grand Teton National Park officials planning to halt commercial boating operations on Jenny Lake on Tuesday.
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, the first Confederate invasion of the North occurred in September of 1862 at present-day Monocacy National Battlefield. You can gain a sense of that event next month when Civil War re-enactors set up a Confederate camp at the battlefield.
Work to improve the safety of visitors traveling the Yellow Cliff Horse Trail and Salt Pine Trail in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee will require that the trails be closed to the public next week.
August is on the run, but that doesn't mean the time to get the most out of your favorite national park in the western part of the country has passed by. Take the following tips from friends groups in Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone national parks to heart and you'll create years of memories.
There is nothing quite as tasty as eating a juicy peach just picked off the tree. And on August 21, you'll be able to do just that if you show up at Capitol Reef National Park for the opening of the peach harvest in the Krueger Orchard.
If you find yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park this weekend, head for the North Unit where they're going to be having a star party.
This coming weekend will be the perfect time to be camping in the backcountry of a national park, or at least visiting a national park that doesn't suffer from light pollution. That's because the annual Perseid Meteor Showers are scheduled to arrive Saturday, and a dark sky is the best sky to observe them.
Now is a great time to be planning a fall or winter getaway to a national park, and at Yosemite National Park a special lodging rate might be enough to entice you to the park.
Which state east of the Mississippi holds the most units of the National Park System within its borders? That would be Virginia, which counts Shenandoah National Park, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Colonial National Historical Park among its more than 20 units. This video sampler will whet your appetite for visiting Virginia and its parks.
A fun activity book filled with puzzles and history will help youngsters gain some insights to the Civil War.
Rocky Mountain National Park boasts one of the most expansive areas of alpine terrain in the United States as well as beautiful forests and mountain meadows. To better understand, appreciate and protect this national treasure, the National Park Service and National Geographic Society are teaming up to host a 24-hour BioBlitz species count and a two-day Biodiversity Festival in late August.
With the nation currently marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, a series of commemorative coins has been minted to track the conflict. And now there's a booklet where you can hold those coins.
There are a surprising number of World Heritage Sites in the National Park System. A new booklet tracks them and explains why they carry this distinction.