The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

  • When I first started the Traveler back in '05, I never expected some stories about the National Park System to be so controversial.

    Who thought the snowmobile issue in Yellowstone National Park would still be slogging on, a decade and more than $10 million since it first arose back in 2000?

  • Costs, seasonality, and even climate change have planners at Everglades National Park revisiting how best to provide lodging for visitors to the Flamingo area of the park.

    It's been more than six years since a hurricane destroyed the old lodging facility, which was a collection of motel-like buildings dating to the early 1960s.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

  • Authorities have identified the last victim of an accident back in July in which three people were swept over Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park.

    On Tuesday officials said a body found this past Saturday in the Merced River roughly 120 yards downstream of a footbridge below Vernal Fall was that of Ramina Badal, 21, of Manteca, California.


  • How would you like to enjoy our national parks this winter? The folks at Eastern National have put together the following list to highlight some of the activities that are taking place in December, January, and February. Pack up the car, grab your Passport®, and explore the parks!

    Passport® Picks for Winter

    Acadia National Park.

  • Acadia National Park will hold a holiday open house at the Jordan Pond Gate Lodge on Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While you can drop in at any time to explore the gate house, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Anne Funderburk will present a talk on the history of the gate lodge.