The Latest News & Views

Friday, September 28th, 2012

  • A backcountry fee system will be implemented in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2013, unless a legal challenge derails it.

    The fee, for overnight stays in the park's backcountry, has been talked about and debated for more than a year.

  • Cowpens National Battlefield and the Revolutionary War battle it commemorates are both named for a site associated with the early cattle industry in America.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

  • Throughout the National Park System there are traces of Latino heritage, some obscure, some well-defined and well-preserved.

  • There's more than just changing leaves happening in America’s national parks this fall. Here is a small sampling of some of the activities that are taking place during September, October, and November.

  • The aurora borealis (Northern Lights) have long been a source of fascination for people fortunate to live in—or visit—locations where they are visible.