The next nighttime tours of Cape Lookout Lighthouse are scheduled for Thursday, July 30; Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
As someone who has been actively involved in the development of the Biscayne National Park general management plan for over a decade, I was frustrated to read the misleading and inaccurate quotes from the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association in the recent National Parks Traveler article, “Florida Congressional Offices Want To Block Biscayne National Park's Fisheries Plan.”
A new resource from The Wilderness Society is proving how far-reaching a critical land conservation program has been in its 50-year history. From major national parks in America’s western states to neighborhood playgrounds in the nation’s cities, thousands of open spaces in America have been made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). But this critical funding for conservation is set to expire in less than 80 days unless Congress acts quickly.
Sometimes, you just need to resort to sweat and muscles to get the job done. That was the case recently in the wilderness backcountry of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, where crews worked to clear trails of trees knocked down by a wind storm back in February.
If you don't have a reservation for a campsite at Yellowstone National Service, you walk up with fingers crossed hoping there's a vacant site. But you will have to get up early to be successful, according to the park's website.
More than 30,000 acres near Joshua Tree National Park in California that once were eyed for a landfill are being considered for addition to the national park.
Performances by respected and authentic Civil War musicians will fill the air on August 14 and 15 at Gettysburg National Military Park during the 20th Annual Gettysburg Music Muster. These one-of-a-kind performances, played mainly on original instruments, include ballads, Victorian dance music and dance performances, along with fifes, banjo, mandolin, and more.
Officials at Point Reyes National Seashore in California are taking a look at how accessible their park is to all visitors, a study that will help address accessibility issues across the National Park System.
Fans of Lake Superior’s historic lighthouses will be glad to know that the “lights of the Apostles” have been receiving a lot of tender loving care.
Despite its odd name, Cape Final on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park should not be ignored during your visit to the rim.
The Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, in partnership with Rocky Mountain National Park and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, will hold a special art show and sale August 13-16, at the historic Stanley Hotel Concert Hall.
With Isle Royale National Park's wolf population perhaps on its last legs, the park is embarking on an environmental impact statement on a "Moose-Wolf-Vegetation Management Plan" that might be too late, at least for the trio of remaining wolves.
First there was Utah's "Mighty Five" campaign to encourage you to visit all the national parks in the Beehive State. Now Kentucky is offering its "Parks Pentathlon" to nudge you to visit the state's five National Park System sites.
For the sixth consecutive year, James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio will host a Civil War encampment on its Mentor grounds to commemorate and interpret the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The event will take place at the site this coming weekend. The encampment’s hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.
At first glance, the latest foreign invader to threaten Florida ecosystems doesn't seem nearly as impressive as Burmese pythons, whose length can exceed twenty feet, or lionfish, whose colorful spines can deliver a venomous sting. Despite its small size, however, the wider impact of the "New Guinea flatworm" could eventually be even more serious than that of the pythons.
There’s more to Rocky Mountain National Park than the extraordinary views from Trail Ridge Road. Willow-choked streams, open meadows, pine forests, and all the edges where those habitats meet make for a park bursting with birding opportunities. After a not particularly spectacular time up in the tundra, I enjoyed a couple wonderful birding days in two very different habitats last month. This is the story of the first of those days.
Yosemite National Park is restoring the federally endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog to alpine lakes within the park. The yellow-legged frog was once the most common frog in mountain lakes throughout the Sierra Nevada, but introduced predators and diseases caused their population to decline by over 95 percent.
While water filling stations are becoming commonplace in more and more parks across the National Park System, there are those in Congress who believe the National Park Service's ban on disposable plastic water bottles is unsafe and actually generates more, not less, plastic waste.
A black bear that has been hanging out in the northeastern end of Oak Island at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin has led to a temporary closure of the area.