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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

  • Last February we asked you whether tent camping is more romantic than staying at a lodge. With Valentine's Day again in the offing, we pose this related question: Where in the National Park System is the most romantic place to spend the most romantic day of the year with your spouse or significant other?

  • Years of acrimony over how to regulate off-road vehicle use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore are, barring another lawsuit, nearing an end, as final rules governing ORVs on the seashore are set to take effect next week.

    The plan meets both the National Park Service's legal requirement to adopt an ORV management plan at the seashore, and its mandates under the

  • The League of Conservation Voters has released its annual ranking of congressional delegations from around the country, and it's not very pretty for most members of the House of Representatives.

    In short, "the Republican leadership of the U.S.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

  • Several areas of Big Bend National Park have been closed to the public in the wake of a mountain lion attack on a young boy, who received non-fatal injuries to his face.

    The unidentified 6-year-old was attacked Sunday evening as he and his family were leaving the Chisos Lodge after dinner, according to witnesses.

    A park visitor who posted an account of the

  • Editor's note: With nearly 400 units of the National Park System, one probably is close enough for you to visit in a day. But how should you organize those visits? Karen Beck-Herzog, the management assistant at Shenandoah National Park, put together the following primer for exploring her park.