On Saturday, October 22, Ozark National Scenic Riverways will host an instructional gigging workshop at Round Spring in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Avid mushroom hunters will tell you that fire is essential for finding morels. These fungi, distinguishable for their dark, honeycomblike caps, pop out of the ground by the bushel in spring after a large wildfire.
Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana plants were eradicated from Sequoia National Park last month. Law enforcement officers discovered a cultivation site in the Yucca Creek drainage west, which is in a designated wilderness area of Sequoia National Park, west of Generals Highway.
Nearly four decades before the settlement of Jamestown, Englishman Francis Drake navigated the Pacific Coast of California. In his attempt to return to England, he careened his ship and established a temporary encampment while repairs to the ship were made. The designation of the Drakes Bay Historic and Archeological District at Point Reyes National Seashore recognizes the historic and archeological evidence identifying Drakes Bay as the most likely site of Francis Drake’s California Landing in 1579, signifying one of the earliest instances of European contact and interaction with the native peoples on the west coast, the Coast Miwok Indians.
A stormy forecast for the rest of the week has Olympic National Park staff in Washington state shutting down some roads and campgrounds as a precaution, while visitors to Mount Rainier National Park were warned to expect blizzard conditions and heavy snows. With a series of powerful storms forecast to begin later today, Olympic officials warned that high winds and very heavy rain were anticipated, raising the risk of falling trees and limbs, flooding and road damage.
Entrance and camping fees in Death Valley National Park will increase this coming Saturday, October 15. These visitor fees are used to fund services and maintenance that directly benefit park visitors. Most park fees have been unchanged since January 2006.
Grand Teton National Park and National Parks Conservation Association are hosting an evening presentation, "Climate Change Impacts in Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area" on Wednesday, October 19 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.
A study that identifies places and events associated with the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified Americans has been released by the Interior Department and the National Park Service.
The Going-to-the-Sun-Road in Glacier National Park is closed for the season from Avalanche on the west side to the Jackson Glacier overlook on the east side. A severe winter snowstorm followed by temperatures below freezing created unsafe traveling conditions along the alpine section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, park officials said Wednesday.
Whether kite surfing is an appropriate form of recreation at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts is a topic the park staff wants to discuss with the public.
Plans to build an oil refinery, with supporting infrastructure that would include 1,000 residential units and a commercial development, just three miles from the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park are moving forward, with the company filing its application for a permit to start construction on the proposed Davis Refinery.
Don't let a little bad weather keep you from getting wonderful images of a national park. With the right gear and mindset, you can capture great shots in the rain and fog and notice aspects of a scene you might have otherwise neglected if the sun was shining. Photographer Rebecca Latson managed to do just that during her recent visit to Mount Rainier National Park.
A blue-green algae at two lakes in Voyageurs National Park has prompted officials to warn visitors that these blooms can be harmful to humans and animals.
Fall is one of the best seasons to take a hike in Yellowstone National Park, even if a little snow does fall.
Visitor facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina were closed Monday while National Park Service crews assessed damage from Hurricane Matthew.
The latest episode of Yellowstone InDepth takes a closer look at The Northern Range, the wintering grounds for the park’s largest elk herds and an array of carnivores like wolves, bears, and cougars.
The first-ever guidebook for James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio has been released. Titled James A. Garfield: His Life and Legacy, the guidebook is the result of over four years’ work by site staff and the publisher, Eastern National.
Three National Park System units in western Maryland are turning to culling operations to tamp down the white-tailed deer populations in their parks. The National Park Service plans to donate all suitable meat from reduction activities to local food banks.
Have you ever seen the Kīlauea Volcano upclose at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park? This U.S. Geological Survey video footage allows you to do just that.
To give endangered frogs and other native species a leg up, human-introduced trout will be eradicated – sometimes with a chemical – from dozens of high-elevation ponds, streams, and lakes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.