The Latest News & Views

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.

  • With winter's killing fields still fresh in the memory, several hundred bison that had been held in a National Park Service "capture facility" were driven back into Yellowstone National Park on Monday. While the bison gained the relative safety of the park's landscape, nagging questions over their long-term management persisted.

  • Dry, windy conditions are feeding a wildfire that has burned nearly 33,000 acres in Everglades National Park. Officials believe the so-called "Mustang Corner" fire was human-caused.