The Latest News & Views

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

  • Having a cabin with a roaring fire to return to after a long day in a national park is a great way to top off the day. And in Olympic National Park, you'll be able to do that weekends this winter if you can reserve one of the Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins at Lake Crescent.

    These cabins, just four in number, are among the most desired lodgings in the park.

  • A highly valuable, and interesting, program in some areas of the National Park System brings teachers into the parks to learn all they can, and then returns them to the classroom with that knowledge.

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

  • If you're a hardy cross-country or backcountry skier looking for a new adventure, now is the time to enter the lottery for a stay at the Ostrander Ski Hut in Yosemite National Park.

    The Yosemite Conservancy now is accepting lottery registration forms for the 2012-2013 season at the hut, a popular overnight destination for those making the stunning 10-mile trek from Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostra

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