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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

  • A wealth of beaches makes Virgin Islands National Park an incredible destination for water lovers. Any of those beaches within the national park can quickly become a favorite to head to day after day after day during your visit, guaranteed to provide warm waters teeming with marine-life, soft, sugar-sand beaches lined by palms perfect for napping.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

  • Editor's note: Portions of the following story are graphic and might not be suitable for everyone.

    A Michigan man fatally mauled and partially consumed by grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park last summer was hiking through a landscape with a high concentration of bears, some no doubt drawn by the pre

  • There are no plans at this point for the National Park Service to look into the merits of a "North Woods National Park" in Maine, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    During a congressional review of the Interior Department's FY 2013 budget proposal, Secretary Salazar told U.S. Sen.

  • A 3,500-square-foot Tlingit tribal house could rise up near Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve under a plan the National Park Service first proposed more than a decade ago.

    The 18th-century replica was outlined in the park's 1997 Comprehensive Design Plan and Environmental Assessment as a way to provide park vis

  • Zion National Park has changed its wilderness permit system to allow visitors to reserve last-minute slot canyon day use permits via an online reservation system.

    This new system will eliminate the need for visitors to wait in line at the visitor center for permits.