The Latest News & Views

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

  • With snow conditons improving, rangers at Mount Rainier National Park are ready to lead you into the area surrounding Paradise on snowshoe adventures.

    During the upcoming holiday break, the guided walks are being offered daily through January 1. From January 7 through March 25, conditions allowing, the walks will be conducted on weekends and holida

  • Call it a mix of good news and bad news. On the upside, contractors removing dams along the Elwha River at Olympic National Park are getting a two-week head start on the work.

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

  • The National Park Service recently announced that it would package the Blue Ridge Parkway concessions operation for lodging, retail, and food and beverage visitor services for Peaks of Otter Lodge, Bluffs Lodge, and Rocky Knob Cabins under a single prospectus expected to be released in April 2012.

    The award date is anticipated for sometime in November next year. Prospective concess

Friday, December 16th, 2011

  • A mountain lion that decided to cache its mule deer in the Split Mountain Campground at Dinosaur National Monument has led park officials to close the campground to the public for the time being.

    The big cat was seen dragging its kill into the campground that lies along the Green River on December 11. Mountain lions can cache their kills and return to fe

  • Civil war buffs, and those fascinated by American history in general, can make plans now to attend the 2012 Gettysburg Seminar, which will explore some of the long burning issues of the battle at Gettysburg.

    The seminar, scheduled for April 13-15, is sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and the [url=http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/]