The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

  • Should campground reservations be mandatory in the National Park System, or should all campsites be on a first-come, first-served basis?

    That is a highly debatable question, one that seems to ebb and flow not only with the seasons, but with proposals floated by various parks to implement a reservations system.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

  • Beach erosion isn't limited to the national seashores. Indeed, Lake Michigan at times has a personality that rivals the oceans', and beach erosion along Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is no small problem.

  • So, are more Americans looking for a vacation in Death Valley National Park than, say, Yellowstone National Park?

  • Come fall in Pennsylvania the hardwood forests glow orange, red, and yellow as the air takes on a crispness that blankets the Poconos with the smells of autumn.

Monday, September 17th, 2012

  • Though Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns national parks are perhaps best known within the National Park System for their caves, other parks have caves worth exploring, too.