The Latest News & Views

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

  • Editor's note: In 2012, the Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations with travel features and this weekly sampling of global park news.

  • Spring has landed early, and with the Civil War Sesquicentennial underway, now is the right time to tour our national military parks and battlefields.

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

  • Parking fees at two areas in Gateway National Recreation Area will jump 50 percent this summer as National Park Service officials look for additional revenues to help maintain the NRA and its units.

    At the NRA's Sandy Hook Unit, a popular beach getaway in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area, parking fees will go from $10 per vehicle to $15.

Friday, March 16th, 2012

  • While the more than 2,000 rock arches at Arches National Park might hold your kids' attention for a good period of time, sometimes you just have to get down and dirty to keep them happy.

    That's when you head to Sand Dune Arch.

    In truth, the entire park is pretty much one big playground for youngsters.

  • Wondering what sorts of scientific research is under way at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan on attending the park's biennial reseach conference late this month in Estes Park, Colorado.

    The conference is scheduled for March 28 and 29th.