The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

  • A proposed bridge at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the Atlanta area is stirring debate among local residents and government officials. Among the issues is the perceived potential for increased mountain bike use on and off of area trails.

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area is one of the most heavily-visited units in the National Park System, and its two lakes are a magnet for recreationists. Falling water levels are requiring some changes that will affect visitors to the area, but the current drought isn't the worst to impact the lake—yet.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

  • Having floated still further down the Yampa River in beautiful Dinosaur National Monument, Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek spent Monday night ensconced at yet another site on the north side of the river.

  • An investigation into several vehicle break-ins at Point Reyes National Seashore resulted in the arrest of a suspect, and then the case took an unusual twist: the man had a loaded, homemade cannon in the bed of his pickup.

  • Authorities at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah continued to search Monday evening for a missing boater after an accident on Lake Powell late last Saturday. Two members of group were rescued that afternoon and the bodies of three others have now been recovered.