The Latest News & Views

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

  • The National Park Service recently released a solicitation for bids on a boat rental/food service operation within Julian Price Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    This represents the fifth, and smallest, of the Blue Ridge Parkway concession proposals released within the last couple of months.

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

  • There soon could be 59 "national parks" in the National Park System.

    The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week approved legislation that would rename Pinnacles National Monument to Pinnacles National Park.

    The Pinnacles National Park Act, or H.R. 3641, was introduced last year by Rep.

  • Which state east of the Mississippi holds the most units of the National Park System within its borders?

  • River trips inherently involve getting wet. And then getting dry, and getting wet again. Throughout the day. So what you wear is critical to your comfort level throughout the day. And that's where DRY DUDZ come into play.

    My typical paddling wear involves either a swimsuit or a pair of shorts.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

  • More than 70 National Park Service sites help tell the story of the Civil War, from the opening shots at Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox.