The Latest News & Views

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.

  • Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are being asked to make public all the comments they received on a proposal to charge for overnight backcountry use.

  • The tale of a young Florida panther known as K304 reached an important milestone last week when the cat was released into the wild at Big Cypress National Preserve.