The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

  • Fall, believe it or not, is on the way. In the Rockies, leaves on some of the trees already are beginning to turn. It won't be long before furnaces click on, and the lawn mower is put up for the winter.

    But recognizing that fall is a great time to find yourself in a national park, it's certainly not the season to end your adventures.

  • The odds of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest are dismally low, especially if the crisis occurs in a remote location. A visitor to Crater Lake National Park last month beat those odds, thanks to a combination of good staff training and modern medical care.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

  • Human remains found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are thought to be those of a man who went missing in the park this past March.

  • Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet?

  • The kings are back.

    Less than five months after the Elwha Dam was taken down, king salmon have been spotted migrating back up the Elwha River and into Olympic National Park.

    The adult Chinook salmon were spotted Monday in the river. Park officials say these are the first observed Elwha River salmon to naturally migrate into the park.