The Latest News & Views

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

  • Heading to Petrified Forest National Park, or wondering whether you should pay the northern Arizona park a visit?

  • I have been to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park four times — most recently in June 2011. With Kilauea, one of the Big Island’s five volcanoes (and the only active one), disgorging steam, volcanic debris and flowing lava since 1983, the park’s topography has been different from one visit to another.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

  • As warmer weather continues to spread across the Rockies and you begin to look to the mountains for some R&R, if Rocky Mountain National Park is on your agenda you might want to wait until after Memorial Day before visiting.

    Park officials say that between now and Memorial Day weekend they plan to spray nearly 7,000 "high-value" trees with an insecticide to ki

  • You can add Chaco Culture National Historical Park to the list of National Park System sites portrayed on a quarter.

    The Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarter is the second of 2012 and the 12th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

Friday, April 6th, 2012

  • Nearly 70 more nightly rooms eventually will be available in the Old Faithful area at Yellowstone National Park as National Park Service officials have agreed to convert 67 cabins from concessionaire employee housing to rental units.

    As part of the deal, a dormitory will be built to house concessionaire employees in the area.

    A Finding of No Significant Impact allowing repurposing the cabins