The Latest News & Views

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

  • If National Parks Traveler’s Thanksgiving Day blue whale Creature Feature got you in the mood to do some whale watching, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best places in the National Park System for doing just that.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

  • With so many forest pests suddenly running rampant, one would think that the Southern Appalachians deserve a break. But just last week, Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced an infestation of the emerald ash borer (EAB).

    According to park biologist Glenn Taylor, “The 1/2 inch-long metallic green emerald ash borer beetle lays eggs on the bark on all species of ash trees.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

  • The 33rd Annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is set for December 2.

    "I understand that Cave Sing has a long tradition here at Mammoth Cave, but this will be my first," said Superintendent Sarah Craighead. "We hope many local residents will return again this year for a fun afternoon underground.

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    Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are one of the main attractions at Lassen Volcanic National Park during the winter months. NPS photo.

  • An upcoming one-day scientific conference at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will offer the public a chance to learn more about one of the most biologically diverse national parks in the country.

    The conference, "Linking Research to Management at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a Rapidly Changing Environment," will be held on Wednesday, November 28, from