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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

  • Which lodge in the National Park System do you head to for the best value, and what makes it the best value?

    That's a two-headed question, as some might see low price as offering the best value, while others might see a higher price offset by a superior location as offering the best lodging value.

    With those ground rules, tell us, travelers, where do you find the best lodging value in the pa

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

  • A black bear that began acting too comfortable with humans and their meals in Dinosaur National Monument, and which even tried to break into a ranger's residence, has been put down by park staff.

    The bear was shot and killed in the monument's Gates of Lodore Campground on May 27, a park release said.

    "The male bear, which first showed up in the campground l

  • To help mark National Get Outdoors Day, all units of the National Park System will be free to enter this Saturday.

    “Outdoor physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and national parks are great places to get out, experience nature, and get your heart pumping,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

  • Sadly, not only is summer the peak season to visit national parks, but it's also the peak season for construction in the parks.

  • Feeling creative? If you prove highly creative in designing a centennial logo for Rocky Mountain National Park, you could win $3,000.

    That's the prize being offered for a centennial logo for Rocky Mountain, which turns 100 in 2015. This anniversary will be promoted and celebrated throughout the park and surrounding communities starting in September of 2014.