The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 16th, 2012

  • A funny thing happened on the way to National Park Service officials approving a multiple-use trail at Big Bend National Park: They inadvertently failed to notify the public.

    Back in mid-February John Wessels, the Intermountain Region director, signed off on a Finding Of No Significant Impact for the environmental assessment that was

  • National Geographic's Trails Illustrated Maps long have been used to guide folks through the backcountry of national parks.

  • Petrified Forest National Park is an overlooked gem in the National Park System, in part perhaps owing to its location in northeastern Arizona, or possibly because there are no in-park accommodations, or maybe because the park shuts down at sundown.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

  • Editor's note: Here's our weekly sampling of global park news.

  • Got a hankering for the chicken pot pie they serve at the Spottswood Dining Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park, but can't get there this year?