The Latest News & Views

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

  • If you haven't been checking the Traveler's Visit Your Park section recently, know that two more parks have been added to the archives: Glacier Bay National Park and Shenandoah National Park.

    Within each profile on these two parks you'll find sections o

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

  • Summer visits to Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reward you with ample sights of wildlife, from black bears and white-tailed deer to salamanders and hawks. But if it's elk you want to see, now is the time to head into the park's Cataloochee Valley.

    While elk were native to the Smokies, they long ago were hunted to extinction in the region.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

  • Editor's note: This updates that a bear has been trapped, but officials unsure if it was responsible for the mauling.

    An investigation continued Friday into the fatal mauling of a Michigan man in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.

  • With the last holiday weekend of the summer rolling out today, National Park Service crews are trying to get as much open as possible at hurricane-ravaged Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras national seashores.

  • Sure, it's still August, and the hot, humid weather just won't stop in many sections of the country.