The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

  • The addition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the National Park System brings the total number of units in the system to 395.

    While there was a "soft opening" of the memorial earlier this month, the National Park Service officially welcomed the memorial into its fold on Sunday, August 28, which marked the 48th anniversary of Dr.

  • The Wilderness Road that travels through the Cumberland Gap has seen hundreds of years of history and been witness to countless tales of heartbreak and joy, loss and discovery. Visitors can discover some of these stories during the "Within the Shadows of Cumberland Gap" Heritage Walk on Saturday, September 3, at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Monday, August 29th, 2011

  • Grand Canyon National Park rangers have recovered the body of a hiker who apparently fell victim to the high heat of the canyon's Inner Gorge.

    The victim, whose identity has not yet been released by the park, was found Sunday along the rugged Tanner Trail below Desert View after two other backpackers told rangers they had encountered another backpacker who "ap

  • [i]Editor's note: This update provides information on efforts to trap the bear, additional details on Mr.

  • Reaching Cape Hatteras National Seashore by vehicle in the near future will be hard, if not impossible, due to breaching of Highway 12 by storm waters from Hurricane Irene.

    The road, the main artery that runs the length of Cape Hatteras, was blown out just north of Rodanthe, and damage to the road also was reported near Salvo, according to the National Park Se