The Latest News & Views

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=]

  • This gift won't fit under the Christmas tree, but Great Smoky Mountains National Park—and everyone who loves and enjoys the Smokies—can celebrate a generous donation to the park from the non-profit group Friends of the Smokies.

    On December 14, the Friends officially transferred 20 acres of land to

  • Nature's fireworks are on display at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where streams of lava from the Kīlauea volcano are pouring into the Pacific Ocean.

    The source of the lava is the volcano's remote Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent.