In what is fast becoming a national day of play, families across America are planning to visit to local, state or national parks this coming Saturday to commemorate Kids to Parks Day. Across America, kids will be taking their first hike, playing in creeks, studying frogs, participating in clean ups, exploring American history, and having picnics.
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Regulations will be developed for gathering of "wild, renewable resources" on national park lands in Alaska where it is allowed.
Stormy weather that forced two climbers to hunker down on Denali Pass on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park played a role in the death of a Washington state woman who died in a fall of about 1,000 feet, park officials reported Friday.
Snowshoeing might seem like a relatively safe activity in the national parks, but the landscape you're walking across might demand some extra attention. That seems to have been the case in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, where rangers are searching for a snowshoer who likely fell into the crater when a snow cornice he was standing on collapsed.
Trying to find that ideal day pack in which to store your camera as well as snacks, water, jacket and guidebook? Rebecca Latson thinks she may have found such a pack with the Rotation 180° Panorama by Mindshift Gear.
To help boaters avoid a long excursion to reach the main arm of Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah, the Castle Rock Cut has been deepened to an elevation of 3,580 feet.
You can begin avoiding the parking lot jam on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park this Saturday by parking at Tusayan and riding the free shuttle bus to the South Rim.
Progress Seen In Protecting Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout From Lake Trout In Yellowstone National Park
Two decades after non-native lake trout were discovered in Yellowstone Lake, officials say they are making good progress in removing those predacious fish and protecting the lake's iconic Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park.
Olympic National Park's Enchanted Valley Chalet Put On Washington Trust For Historic Preservation's Most Endangered List
The premium placed on saving the Enchanted Valley Chalet in the backcountry of Olympic National Park has gained more stature with the decision by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation to list the building on its most endangered list for 2014.
Designated wilderness areas exist in national parks from coast to coast, but many of them can be described as "islands of wildness surrounded by development." Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a rare exception, "a wild place within the context of equally wild and sometimes wilder surroundings," and the park has prepared a document that "clearly defines the current status of and threats to the park's wilderness character.
An Alaska man who was snowboarding with friends in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park has died in the wake of a 1,500 tumbling fall in the park.
Within days of Yosemite National Park officials warning visitors it was illegal to fly drones in the park, volunteers at Zion National Park in Utah say they saw a drone harassing wildlife in their park.
Rivers run fast and tumbling throughout the National Park System, there are streams with lazy meanders, and placid lakes perfect for dipping a paddle. This diversity poses a delightful dilemma when you have the urge to float and paddle. What follows is just a sampling of the experiences that await you, whether you have hundreds of watery miles under your paddle, or are looking for calm waters to take your youngsters.
Some restoration projects take longer than others. Such is the case at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where 10 years of work are coming to an end and the public will soon be able to tour the Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio.
With so many units of the National Park System tied to water, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Junior Ranger program has a category for Underwater Explorers.
I readily admit I have a bit of an Eastern bias. Birding as a hobby in North America tends to have a bias toward the right side of the continent, as well. There are more than a few reasons for that. North American ornithology was born and raised in Philadelphia. There are far more people within an afternoon’s drive of multiple bird habitats throughout the east. And finally, the warblers are better.
A 37-acre tract of land along Lower Hadock Pond on Mount Desert Island in Maine has been transferred to Acadia National Park thanks to the work of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Friends of Acadia.
Using drones to capture climbers on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park might produce an interesting video, but it's illegal, park officials are pointing out.
Work On Chimney Tops Trail At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Will Require Weekday Closures Into October
Extensive rehabilitation work on the Chimney Tops Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will require that it be closed to the public Mondays through Thursdays through mid-October.
Bears have been acrobats in circuses for generations, and watching this black bear sow and her cub at Big Bend National Park, it's obvious their talents come naturally.
The National Park Electronic Library we told you about last fall has, and is, expanding to provide more reference materials from the U.S., and soon Canadian, park services.
Early returns of Disney's Bears movie are highly favorable, and ticket sales are helping with a number of projects across the National Park System.
Grand Teton National Park is an open-air zoo of sorts, with bison, pronghorn antelope, eagles, and other wildlife usually in view wherever you find yourself in the park. But there is one slice of Grand Teton that is more productive when it comes to spotting animals.
As officials from Montana, Wyoming, and the National Park Service continue to work towards a solution for bison that roam outside Yellowstone National Park, a group of non-profit organizations is calling for Montana to allow bison to roam in their state year-round.
Arches National Park is the backdrop for this episode of the National Park Sessions, in which The Giving Tree Band plays Friends of the Devil.
Not a lot of people think of camping at Biscayne National Park in the summer months because of the heat and bugs. But if you do go, campsites on Boca Chita Key and Elliott Key will be free for the taking during the summer.
A 21-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway that had been closed since last year for work to stabilize the pavement has been reopened to the motoring public.
Cost Of Firefighting On Public Lands This Summer Expected To Run Nearly Half-A-Billion Dollars Over Budget
Hot, dry weather and prolonged drought in some parts of the West have federal officials expecting to spend nearly $500 million more than they're budgeted for fighting wildfires this summer.
A Washington-based photographer is hoping to spend six months on the road documenting sites across the United States that he believes have the potential to be included in the National Park System.
Most of us carry cameras (in some form) to the national parks with us, and some carry videocameras. An Italian traveler who visited Yellowstone National Park had his video gear with him, and came away with the following 8-minute production.
As a professional photographer I've used a lot of equipment over four decades and recently had a chance to try out the new Vivitar Sports Camera (DVR787HD).
A multi-million-dollar plan to rehabilitate the Grand Teton National Park's Jenny Lake area, with improvements to hiking, camping, and boating areas, has been approved by the National Park Service's Intermountain Region director.
A 45-year-old Arizona woman has been identified as the victim of a fall from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Site Of 1956 Collision Of Two Airlines Over Grand Canyon National Park Receives National Historic Landmark Status
Aviation safety has come a long way in the past half-century, and many of the improvements were spurred by a tragic mid-air collision which occurred in 1956 over Grand Canyon National Park. Earlier this month, the site of what was then the nation's worst civilian air accident was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Rivers run fast and tumbling throughout the National Park System, there are streams with lazy meanders, and placid lakes perfect for dipping a paddle. This diversity poses a delightful dilemma when you have the urge to float and paddle. What follows is just a sampling of the experiences that await you, whether you have hundreds of watery miles under your paddle, or are looking for calm waters to take your youngsters
Perhaps the best program in the National Park System for artistic types are the Artist-in-Residence programs that many parks offer for writers, photographers, painters and sketchers. And here's a website that can direct you to those programs.
A father and his two children missing in the swampy backwoods of Congaree National Park were found shortly after sunrise Tuesday and rescued by rangers.
Springtime is a great time to take photos in the national parks, but are you prepared for that task? Rebecca Latson has some suggestions for what you need to consider before heading off into the parks.
Got a hankering to head underground? Cave tours at Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah begin on May 10 for the summer season.
Growing up, chasing fireflies was a popular after-dusk summertime activity. But our fireflies didn't blink in unison, which is what makes the fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park such a big deal.
Lend a hand and take some pride on May 10 by volunteering at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts to get the park ready for the summer season.
An individual fell about 400 feet to their death from Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park on Monday afternoon.
Some 80 searchers working their way Monday through the swampy backcountry of Congaree National Park in search of a father and his two young children who were reported missing nearly 48 hours earlier.
The National Park Service recently released the prospectus for a ten-year contract to provide lodging, retail, and food and beverage services at Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Rich Lineup Of Programs At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are offering a rich lineup of free interpretative programs today through May 22.
Yes, National Park Week 2014 has passed us by, but you can still benefit from it. O.A.R.S. is giving away four world-class national park paddling trips during a contest that runs through May 18.