The Latest News & Views

Monday, January 5th, 2009

  • The other day I read a story about efforts at Cape Lookout National Seashore to install an ADA accessible ramp.

  • Yes, yes, I know that you always consult the Superintendent’s Compendium of designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions as required under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation § 1.7(b) before visiting a national park. But do you really know all you need to know to be a responsible park visitor? Take this little quiz and find out.

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

  • Coral reefs and desert islands, legends of pirates and sunken gold, an old military fort that housed a famous prisoner, and world-class bird watching—you'll find them all at this park.

  • Our happy-go-lucky band of intrepid travelers was a contingent of University South Carolina-affiliated people crammed into a tour bus and bound for a coast-to-coast adventure that included stops at a whole bunch of national parks. I was the “step-on” guy and my wife Sandy was along for the ride.

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

  • It’s sometimes said that national parks “tell America’s story.” Of course, lots of sites outside the National Park System also tell America’s story.