The Latest News & Views

Friday, May 15th, 2009

  • For many going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is a town they pass en route to the park. Others spot the Pigeon River, or even spend a day rafting it during their stay.

  • If you've got a hankering to feel the wind and salt spray from the deck of a historic sailing ship, the staff at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has a deal for you.

    For a third season, the park offers visitors a three-hour San Francisco Bay sailing adventure on nearly three dozen days between now and November.

  • Another summer is almost here, and with it, the opportunity for those who work in parks to field some excellent questions from visitors. Along the way, those rangers and volunteers will also undoubtedly encounter a few new candidates for the wacky question of the week.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

  • In case you're wondering, Cayuse Pass in Mount Rainier National Park didn't open as scheduled this past Tuesday. A little late-season snowstorm prevented that from happening.

  • In an effort to make visitors a bit safer in national parks, the National Park Service is working with the Student Conservation Association to get into the minds of park visitors. And the agency is looking for some interns to help develop an understanding of why visitors do the things they do in the parks.