With visitation surging at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park for the winter and holidays, park officials recommend venturing to the lesser-known Kahuku Unit on weekends, with numerous guided hikes planned through March as enticement.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
The retreat of glaciers in Alaska, like Kennicott, can be explored in a story map produced by the National Park Service. The site features maps, measurements, and videos that show how glaciers across the state have changed since the middle of the 20th century.
Thanks to the hard work of the Georgia Conservancy, there's a new trail map to Cumberland Island National Seashore, complete with trail descriptions.
A cascade of molten lava plummeting into the Pacific Ocean is visible from a new viewing area at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, though to reach the viewpoint you'll need to commit to a more than 8-mile hike.
Just 15 minutes from Mobile, Alabama, the Greater Mobile-Tensaw River Area features biodiversity so rich that it has been called “America’s Amazon,” and a recent report aims to shine a light on this natural and cultural landmark in hopes of protecting it and its surrounding areas from development.
Highly endangered Florida panthers died at a record pace in 2016, with most of the deaths attributed to vehicle collisions in just two counties, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Heavy rainfall and snow in the forecast for Yosemite National Park could lead to substantial flooding of the valley floor in the coming days, leading park officials Wednesday to prepare for the possibility of closing the park.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
At Golden Spike National Historic Site in northwestern Utah, the last few days of each year are time for the annual Steam Fest. It's a time when one of the site's two replica steam locomotives are fired up to thrill visitors who are tough enough to brave the cold.
Artists Drive, one of Death Valley National Park’s top attractions, will be closed through mid-March for repair work.
Jonathan Jarvis, the 18th director of the National Park Service, retired today. Who will be his successor? Harry Butowsky, a retired National Park Service historian, outlines some qualities needed in the agency's 19th director.
A large section of newly created land in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park collapsed into the ocean on New Year’s Eve, launching showers of volcanic rock into the air and creating a flurry of large waves that eroded away a portion of the older sea cliff and viewing area, leading to “a really close brush with death” for five visitors.
From moonlight hikes and botany strolls, there's lots to do at Saguaro National Park in Arizona this month.
Fall’s glorious colors are gone, and so are the tailgating cars that they lure to the Blue Ridge Parkway. And that’s just one reason to visit this meandering ribbon of pavement during the winter months.
An effort to improve 16 miles of roads that hug picturesque Lake Crescent means visitors to Olympic National Park in Washington will want to plan ahead for the next three years to avoid multi-hour closures.
A historic property will be turned into a new visitor center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park thanks to the Ohio park’s friends group, which has already raised nearly $5 million for the project.
With the turning of the calendar comes the implementation of fee increases at parks large and small across the National Park System.
Boiling, acidic calling cards of Valles Caldera National Preserve's volcanic past, some bearing such whimsical names as Stomach Trouble Spring and Laxitive Spring, should be protected under the Geothermal Steam Act List of Significant Thermal Features, according to the National Park Service.
A National Park Foundation grant helped the Bayfield (Wisc.) School recently purchase a reverse osmosis machine to enhance student efforts to collect, process, and study maple sap.
On January 10, more than 200 college students representing 13 countries will revitalize one of the most important historic sites on the Colorado River as part of an education and service-based collaboration between the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative Program and the National Park Service.