The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

  • Climbing in the Tetons of Wyoming can be one of the most incredible experiences in the national parks, but it is not without risk.

    Fortunately, as this video shows, the climbing rangers of Grand Teton National Park are well-prepared to help you in an emergency.

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

  • Roads and some facilities in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are beginning to reopen in the wake of a killer storm that left two park visitors dead.

    The storm, packing 70 mph winds, ripped into the western portion of the park Thursday.

  • A possible momentary lack of attention has led to the deaths of two vacationers at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and left a juvenile with minor injuries, according to the National Park Service.

    Park officials say the deaths occurred on the water Friday when two personal watercraft collided in the San Juan Arm of Lake Powell.

    According to a release from the NRA, "the New Mexico family

  • Here's an opportunity for National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) to see if their best national park photos are award-winners.

    Eastern National just announced the 2013 Passport To Your National Parks® Photo Contest. The contest is open to active Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks.

  • As an enticement to get folks back into the mountains after recent storms roared through the mid-Atlantic states with soaring temperatures, the lodging concessionaire at Shenandoah National Park is offering a $25 voucher for folks who book a room there.

    “Shenandoah was also impacted by the recent storm” said Wayne Soard, resident distr