The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

  • A Blue Ridge Parkway study shows that National Park Service signing seems to be reducing the number of accidents on the high road.

  • Saturday was a black day for Yankee fans, as National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis traveled to Boston to add Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, to the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Climbing in the Tetons of Wyoming can be one of the most incredible experiences in the national parks, but it is not without risk.

    Fortunately, as this video shows, the climbing rangers of Grand Teton National Park are well-prepared to help you in an emergency.

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

  • Roads and some facilities in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are beginning to reopen in the wake of a killer storm that left two park visitors dead.

    The storm, packing 70 mph winds, ripped into the western portion of the park Thursday.

  • A possible momentary lack of attention has led to the deaths of two vacationers at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and left a juvenile with minor injuries, according to the National Park Service.

    Park officials say the deaths occurred on the water Friday when two personal watercraft collided in the San Juan Arm of Lake Powell.

    According to a release from the NRA, "the New Mexico family