With long, cold, snowy months descending on the northern half of the country, it's not a bad time to cast your eyes to the south and national parks where you can find warm weather, sandy beaches, and plenty of sunshine.
What’s your ideal place to stay for a wintry escape into the National Park System? Is it a cozy cabin with fireplace and ample wood, or perhaps something in a warmer climate with views of sun-kissed turquoise waters? Or does your desire lie somewhere in-between? Fortunately, the park system is large and diverse. Finding that perfect home-away-from-home for a winter adventure may come down to deciding if you like it cold and snowy, or hot and sandy.
After 50 years, you would expect that the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), which administers the largest inventory of wilderness in the world, would have the best wilderness management program in the world. But, you would be very wrong.
Volunteer Labor At Olympic National Park And Outsourcing Ranger Tours At Cumberland Island National Seashore
National parks, strapped for funding, are turning more to volunteer labor and outsourcing jobs previously conducted by rangers to make ends meet.
Wilderness exploration is on tap this September at Cumberland Island National Seashore and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia, where multi-day paddling journeys into wilderness areas will be staged.
Tool From USGS Lets You Assess Sea-Level Rise, Storm Overwash, Coastline Changes At Your Favorite National Seashore
With hurricane season upon us, what are the odds that your favorite national seashore might be impacted by a Category I storm? How might sea-level rise in the years ahead affect your favorite beach? The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a tool that can give you some insights to those questions.
Cast across more than 36,000 acres, Cumberland Island National Seashore is, as its name implies, on an island, the largest of Georgia’s Golden Isles. Make the ferry boat crossing from St. Marys and you’ll discover history of those long ago enslaved here, blueblood manses, about 18 miles of waveswept beaches, and nearly 9,000 acres of official Wilderness.
The ocean waters off the national seashores and national parks that touch those waters offer incredible opportunities for recreation, whether it revolves around fishing, boating, or simply swimming. Now efforts are under way to develop a national policy focused on recreational fishing in those and other ocean waters.
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are seeking public feedback on their draft fire management plan, which calls for a variety of approaches to battling wildfire on the island, including the use of "mechanical tools" inside designated wilderness.
Cumberland Island National Seashore, one of the park system units were hunting is permitted, on Monday will begin accepting on-line registrations for the 2013-2014 Managed Hunts
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are visiting their core mission and the significance of the national seashore, and want public input to help them sculpt a "Foundation Document" for the seashore.
A friend of mine once told me Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia was one of her favorite parks. While I have yet to make a visit there, it sounds like the winter months could be a good time to go.
With Tropical Storm Beryl having come and gone, it will take until Saturday for crews to clean up Cumberland Island National Seashore so it can reopen to the public.
Tropical Storm Beryl is expected to keep Cumberland Island National Seashore closed to the public through Wednesday.
Though the "official" hurricane season doesn't start until June 1, Tropical Storm Beryl is heading north on a path that could bring it ashore along the Georgia coast. With that in mind, Cumberland Island National Seashore will close today to prepare for the storm and get visitors out of harm's way.
A fire reported at Cumberland Island National Seashore a week ago is almost fully contained, park officials said Wednesday.