The Latest News & Views

Monday, March 9th, 2009

  • When was the last time you tail-gated before a symphony concert? You'll be able to do just that this June at Great Smoky Mountains National Park when the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra helps the park celebrate its 75th birthday.

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

  • Not every national park visitor likes to spend their nights in a sleeping bag, cook over a campstove, or paddle across a lake. That's why there are houseboats.

    This season at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area you'll have the option of renting a 62-foot-long houseboat that ensures you don't leave home without some of your luxuries.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

  • Yosemite National Park officials hope to learn in June whether they'll have the money needed to strengthen The Ahwahnee Hotel against earthquakes, a project that could shutter the iconic lodge for two years.

  • If you've always thought it'd be fun to hike off into Yellowstone National Park, but just weren't sure you had the requisite skills, here's your opportunity to make it happen.

  • A prime concern, it seems, of folks who venture off into the backcountry of national parks in the Rocky Mountains and the high Sierra is bears. I know it took me several trips to get over that gnawing anxiety. It seemed that during my first backcountry trip into Yellowstone National Park that a grizzly was responsible for every swaying bush, twig snap, or rustle in the wind.