The Latest News & Views

Monday, July 28th, 2008

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park protects and showcases a spectacular volcanic resource. Visit the park and you're able to see lava flows, steam vents, and possibly minor eruptions. This video, produced July 10, takes a look at some of the park's recent volcanic activity.

  • The swarm of thunderstorms that hit the Jersey Shore Sunday, July 27, produced numerous lightning strikes. One of them killed a Gateway National Recreation Area visitor and seriously injured two others.

  • If you've been lucky enough to visit Grand Teton National Park, you know how sparkling clear the skies can be at night. If you're lucky enough to visit Grand Teton this coming Sunday, you'll be able to take a close-up look at the celestial wonders overhead.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

  • The leased building that currently serves as the Visitor Information Center for the Amistad National Recreation Area is too small and too old for the park’s needs.

  • A wildfire burning west of Yosemite National Park has forced operations in the Yosemite Valley to run off of generators, and smoke is cutting visibility in some areas of the park. However, everything remains open in the park and all roads leading to it remain open.