The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

  • With the Bush administration and Congress looking to one-up each other with economic stimuli, perhaps a little love could be shown to the National Park System. Lord knows it could use some.

  • [i]Editor's note: Halloween is drawing near, so how about a spooky story?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

  • No doubt there are more than a few national park settings where the ghouls and ghosts might come out this Hallows' Eve.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

  • For the past 75 years, one of the most popular scenic overlooks in Yosemite National Park has lured visitors with its memory-making views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome. During the height of the visitor season, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people stop at Tunnel View Overlook each day.

  • 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.