The Latest News & Views

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

  • A rockfall that came down on Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park in January did more damage than initially thought, and access into the Yosemite Valley via the road will be impossible for more than a month while crews work round-the-clock to repair it.

    The rockfall occurred January 22 amid several days of storm

  • Arizona culture and heritage will be on display at Pipe Spring National Monument in March as the park celebrates Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

    Helping the park staff out with some of the events will be the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. This annual celebration provides a special opportunity for locals and visitors to learn about the prehistory and history of the Arizon

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

  • Most national park boundaries are fairly static, not growing or shrinking over the years.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

  • A group of congressmen, led by two members of Washington state's delegation, is trying to reinstate a ban against visitors carrying firearms in national parks.

    Rep. Jim McDermott says he and Rep.

  • Here's a look at some statistics describing one of America's premier urban-oriented parks, Gateway National Recreation Area in New York/New Jersey.


    Recreational visits in 2010.