The Latest News & Views

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

  • A 56-year-old North Carolina man stranded by wintry weather along the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was rescued Friday afternoon by a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter crew.

    Park officials say Steven Ainsworth, of Washington, North Carolina, was airlifted from a remote section of the trail after he became stranded by the snow storm as

  • Steady work at cleaning up from the snowstorm that Superstorm Sandy deposited on Shenandoah National Park has allowed part of the park to reopen.

    According to concessionaire ARAMARK, the park this morning was able to reopen the central part of Shenandoah

  • After more than a week of searching on ground and from the air, the efforts to find a missing backpacker in Kings Canyon National Park in California have been suspended.

    Larry Conn, 53, of Pacific Palisades, California, went out October 19 for what was expected to be a weekend trek into the park, but failed to return.

  • Stop by this room and you'll be able to load up on sugar, coffee, wool blankets, and other necessities of frontier life.

    Located just inside the gates of Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site in North Dakota and Montana, the Trade Room today is stocked with historic replicas of the actual goods sold to the Native Americans during the post's operation.

  • Veterans Day is just around the corner, and you can head to a national park to celebrate it with your favorite veteran, or visit one of the park system's war memorials to commemorate the day.

    America’s 398 national parks will offer everyone free admission during the Veterans Day weekend, November 10-12, in honor of those who serve and have served in the United States military.

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