The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

  • After months of restoration and rehabilitation work, Artist Point is ready to once again offer visitors to Yellowstone National Park expansive views of Lower Falls that so inspired Thomas Moran more than a century ago.

  • Folks who travel to Yosemite National Park just to tour the valley, without sampling the high country, enjoy the icing of the park, but miss out on rest of the cake. It's only when you rise up out of Yosemite Valley that you can begin to grasp the sheer enormity of Yosemite and all the grandeur that is spread across the landscape.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

  • The aftermath of a tough winter can be seen throughout Olympic National Park, but officials say most of the park should be accessible for visitors during the coming Memorial Day Weekend.

    Damage from a particularly nasty storm in December still evident throughout the park, and some park destinations remain closed.

  • Negotiating the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park during the busy summer season can be a nightmare if you're trying to find a parking spot or crossing the road. With hopes of making it a bit easier this year, the National Park Service is offering a free shuttle service from Tusayan to the South Rim.

Monday, May 19th, 2008

  • You can add Mount Rainier National Park to the growing list of Western parks where this past winter's heavy snowfall is pushing back the openings of campgrounds and even some roads.

    Park officials say that due to record low-elevation snowfall many areas of the park that would normally open in May and June will be delayed by several weeks.