The Latest News & Views

Monday, February 6th, 2012

  • National parks often are the setting for some incredible traffic issues, be they related to "bison jams," lack of parking, or simply high visitation.

  • Yellowstone National Park officials, in looking down the road at how the Lake area of the park might evolve, are leaning towards a plan that could allow the reconfiguration of the RV park at Fishing Bridge and which would permit 121,000 square feet of buildings to be built over roughly 3 acres.

    While on its face the

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

  • Editor's note:[i] The Traveler is expanding the coverage we devote to national parks in other nations. Throughout the year we'll be rolling out a major series of stories on international park destinations with plenty of travel insight, but we're also launching recurring smaller stories such as this one that bring you park news from other nations.

  • Paddlers anxious to dip their blades in water have a new trail to explore in northeastern Washington along the Pend Oreille River thanks in part to the National Park Service.

    The 70-mile trail for kayakers, canoeists, motorboats, and even swimming, camping, and birdwatching, was developed with help from the Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (R

  • The Cataloochee Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn't open until March 9 this year, but now is the time to make reservations for this small 27-site campground.

    Until 2010, visitors had to drive into the deep valley to find that there wasn't a spot for their tent or trailer.