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Summer Activities Scheduled For Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis National Historic Site, located in southwest Texas, is gearing up for the park’s special summer activities.

Wilderness Planning Coming To Wrangell-St. Elias National Park This Summer

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska will begin a backcountry and wilderness stewardship planning effort this summer with a series of open house meetings beginning the last week of June.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, French National Park Sign Sister Park Agreement

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and La Réunion National Park, a French volcanic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, have signed a sister park agreement to fortify the mutual collaboration and cooperation between both parks.

UPDATED: Flood Waters Swirling Around Several National Park Units, One Death Reported

Unusually heavy and persistent spring rains have flooded several units of the National Park System in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, leading to washed out trails, closed campgrounds, and at least one death.

The Rapids And The Roar: A Boating History Of The Colorado River And Grand Canyon

At first glance, this looks like just another book about rafting in the Grand Canyon and its rapids. It can be, after all, a life-changing experience and people just feel compelled to write about it. But Gaylord Stavely was not only one of the first people to raft the river; he was there when the entire river-running industry was born, knows all of the history behind the places, and the eccentric people who yearned for the freedom of the river.

With Summer Approaching, Campgrounds Closing At Joshua Tree National Park

While most national parks are readying their campgrounds for summer crowds, at Joshua Tree National Park in California some campgrounds are closing for the high heat of summer.

Wreckage Of Plane Missing Four Years Possibly Found In Grand Canyon National Park

Wreckage possibly from a single-engine plane that disappeared in 2011 has been recovered from the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park with skeletal human remains.

Photography In The National Parks: An eBook To Help You Navigate Zion National Park’s Photogenic Side

Thinking of visiting Zion National Park, but don't know where or when to stop for the perfect photograph and don't have the time to spend scouting for locations? Planning on a return trip to visit a favorite spot or seek out a new location? The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Zion National Park eFotoGuide may be just what you need to capture some awesome images within this awesome national park.

Fencing Being Used At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore To Preserve Waning Beachfront

With no available money to truck in 74,000 cubic yards of sand to replenish one of their beaches, officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are hoping fencing and vegetation will help them preserve a beachfront that storms last fall took a big chunk out of.

Higher Entrance, Camping Fees Coming To Olympic National Park

Higher entrance and camping fees will greet visitors to Olympic National Park beginning June.

Grand Teton National Park Boaters Will Need Two Decals This Year

With warmer weather on the way, boaters of all kinds will be heading to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. They best come prepared, with both a park boat permit and a state of Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species decal, before shoving off.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Cod National Seashore Rank In Top 10 For Beaches

You want surf, sun, and a great family environment, then you can't beat a summer vacation at either Cape Hatteras National Seashore or Cape Cod National Seashore. Both ranked in "Dr. Beach's" Top 10 ocean beaches in the United States.

Day-Long Fun At Shenandoah National Park On National Trails Day

With National Trails Day coming up June 6, many parks are planning special events that day. At Shenandoah National Park, there will be plenty of hiking options for novices and experienced hikers.

Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Zion All Raising Fees

By the time you read this, it alreayd will be more expensive to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument this year than it was a year ago, and higher fees are coming to nearby Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, too.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Receives Funds To Rehabilitate Historic Buildings

Funding has been made available to enable Fort Vancouver National Historic Site officials to sign a contract for the rehabilitation of some historic buildings at the park, including one that will serve as home of the headquarters for the forest supervisor of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Raising Entrance And Camping Fees

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park officials say they will incrementally increase entrance and camping fees over the next three years to fund deferred maintenance and improvement projects within the park, and to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.

Wildfires At Big Cypress National Preserve Covering More Than 30,000 Acres

Wildfires burning in remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve were being blown here and there by westerly winds, spreading the flames across more than 30,000 acres of the park in southern Florida.

100 Years Ago Today, Lassen Peak Erupted And Launched A National Park

It was a century ago that the volcanic underpinnings of Lassen Peak rose to the surface and blew the top off the mountain that today is the centerpiece of Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.

Acadia National Park Working On Transportation Plan For The Future

Zion National Park has a shuttle that works on a mandatory basis during the high season. Bryce Canyon National Park works with an optional shuttle. Acadia National Park long has seen the Island Explorer help move people around the park, but is there a better option?

Lots To Do At Cape Hatteras National Seashore This Summer

A summer vacation to Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks offers adventures from climbing lighthouses and body surfing...to studying maritime history or just relaxing on the beach surrounded by castles of sand.