The Latest News & Views

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

  • Barring an unpredicted snowstorm, beginning today Mount Rainier National Park will open the road from Longmire to Paradise 24 hours a day.

  • Bring us your knowledge of the National Park System!

    National Parks Traveler's Parkipedia, the first-ever crowd-sourced approach to create the ultimate national park guides, is now open to all account holders. To dive into it, click the "Parkipedia" button on the menu bar.

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  • Throughout human history, total lunar eclipses have inspired a range of emotions, and seeing such events are an amazing experience. Four total eclipses are coming up in the next 17 months, and while you can view those displays from many kinds of sites, enjoying the phenomenon in a dramatic natural setting like a National Park Service site would be a bonus for many of us.

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    Groups and organizations looking for insights in how to build canoe and kayak access points to rivers and lakes can turn to a new guide from the National Park Service.