The Latest News & Views

Monday, October 27th, 2008

  • A perennial favorite with generations of travelers is the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. The scenic road celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2006, and earlier this month was one of 16 sites in 11 states designated by the Secretary of the Interior as new National Historic Landmarks.

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Friday, October 24th, 2008

  • Bringing non-native zebra mussels into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area can be a costly proposition. One individual who failed to decontaminate his or her boat of the mussels recently was ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution costs.

  • If you've ever driven through Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you know how slow that can be due to all the vehicles trying to negotiate the 11-mile loop road. Well, things are going to be a bit easier now thanks to a shuttle service that debuted today.

  • Most national parks offer enough things to see and do to fill a vacation, and one solution to higher gas prices is to spend more time enjoying a single destination. Many of us like to visit new places, however, and the siren song of "just one more stop" can be hard to resist.