The Latest News & Views

Monday, August 1st, 2011

  • With a critical point in bald eagle nesting having passed, a handful of campsites in Voyageurs National Park that had been closed due to the birds have reopened for visitors, according to park officials.

    The campsites -- four of the park's 239 developed camp and houseboat sites and four undeveloped backcountry sites -- were closed back in May to protect nestin

  • Want to see some mountain goats? Mountain goats so close you won't need a spotting scope or a 600-millimeter lens? Head to Logan Pass at Glacier National Park.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are proposing to begin charging fees for overnight backcountry use, though in return they're promising better service in obtaining a backcountry permit and better ranger presence in the backcountry.

    The proposed changes, which would not apply to day hikers, wil

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

  • Battlefields that date from 1634 are the beneficiaries of more than $1.2 million in grants from the National Park Service to be used on preserving and protecting battlefield lands.

    The funds, from the Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Protection, will be spread out aross 76 battlefields, dating to the grounds on which the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pequot_War]Pequot War[/url

Friday, July 29th, 2011

  • The popular Highline Trail at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park is now open, but it's still covered by ice and snow in places, so watch your footing!

    Park officials say snow drifts exist in areas of the trail and drop-offs between the edge of a drift and the trail exist in some locations.

    "It is recommended