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Monday, August 20th, 2012

  • Though a forest fire covering nearly 30,000 acres is burning in parts of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, many areas of the park remain open to the public.

    "The smoke conditions of the park change on a daily basis, with several areas experiencing clear skies and cooler temperatures," said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz in a press release.

  • Hazardous materials, possibly mustard gas weapons left over from World War II as well as asbestos, have been found on Horn Island in Gulf Islands National Seashore, leading the National Park Service to close part of the island to the public for the immediate future.

    Park officials, who planned Monday to hold a press briefing on the matter, instituted a 1,000-foot closure around an area along th

  • One of the most beautiful areas of Grand Teton National Park, and of the National Park System, is the Jenny Lake area that sits at the foot of the Tetons.

Sunday, August 19th, 2012