The latest news from around the National Park System.
Corporations Lend A Hand To Insulate And Provide Sustainable Power To Yellowstone National Park Buildings
Keeping warm in Yellowstone National Park in winter can be extremely challenge, especially when the temperature drops to 40 below zero and the winds pick up to 20+ mph. But thanks to some corporate help, staying warm in some buildings is easier than in the past.
A plan to open Everglades National Park up to the "Python Challenge" early next year is both wrong and probably illegal, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which wants the National Park Service to prevent the hunt from being conducted within the park.
A slice of American history lies deep within the rumpled mountains of Shenandoah National Park at Rapidan Camp, the predecessor to today's Camp David presidential retreat. While rangers lead tours to Rapidan Camp, President Herbert Hoover's vacation hideaway, beginning this week you'll have to reserve your tour on-line.
Two women were killed in a fall of about 200 feet from Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park
Day trippers who failed to properly stow their coolers, packs and tote bags while enjoying a day at String, Leigh and Jenny lakes in Grand Teton National Park are responsible for a sow black bear and her cub being sent to a zoo in South Dakota for the rest of their lives.
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy is leading a fundraising effort to acquire the largest remaining privately-held property within Rocky Mountain National Park. The organization will raise $3.6 million to fund the purchase of this commercially-zoned parcel known as Cascade Cottages. The Trust for Public Land is also a partner in this effort to acquire the property for the park.
If you really need a reason to visit Shenandoah National Park -- and you probably don't -- there's going to be a special program on Saturday to view this month's "super moon" from atop Hawksbill Mountain.
Think you have the grit to produce grist? Then consider helping out Great Smoky Mountain National Park by volunteering to help provide visitors with historic information at Mingus Mill.
A wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest in California led Friday to closure of facilities and campgrounds in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park.
Consider yourself a snake wrangler? Then you'll want to sign up for the 2016 Python Challenge™, a month-long effort to rid Everglades National Park of as many of the non-native Burmese pythons as possible.
When you visit Lava Beds National Monument in California, be sure to pack a headlamp. And, you just might want to toss a warm hat in, too, if you're planning to visit Crystal Ice Cave.
Devils Tower National Monument will host a Bat Festival August 29th, 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in the monument's picnic area. The festival will feature demonstrations on how to build bat boxes, information booths, crafts, and activities for kids.
A second case of plague has been potentially linked to Yosemite National Park, where crews were working this week to spray for fleas in rodent burrows near the Tuolumne Meadows Campground.
A wildfire has closed Washington Route 20 across North Cascades National Park Complex, where evacuations have been orderd for the town Diablo, the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, and the Ross Lake Resort. A number of campgrounds and trails in the complex also ahve been closed.
Climbing in the Tetons of Grand Teton National Park can be an exhilarating experience, but it also can be unforgiving and, at its worst, deadly. For 10 climbers who tried to summit the Grand Teton in a long one-day slog, they narrowly avoided tragedy and in the end were rescued by rangers and other climbers on the mountain.
The Tidal Reservoir Inlet Bridge in Washington, D.C., will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Friday at 6:30 p.m. until Monday at 5:30 a.m. to allow for the replacement of the bridge’s concrete deck.
As far away from society as you might seem while floating on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, or hiking along its shorelines, heavy metals are polluting the river in concentrations that could pose a health risk.
A wildfire burning near Newhalem, Washington, in the North Cascades National Park Complex has prompted park officials to close the Upper and Lower Goodell group camps and Newhalem Creek Campground due to the close proximity of the Goodell Fire.
As iconic and beautiful as the Snake River is as it flows through Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, it also can be deadly. As a result, park rangers are cautioning boaters to choose segments of river that are appropriate for their experience and ability level.