Summer's here, with vacation schedules to fill out, but you might consider taking a few minutes to consider a winter visit to Yellowstone National Park.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
There are more than a few new books out this year revolving around national parks, and the one that has provided the most wonderment and joy tied to rangering has been Yellowstone Ranger by Jerry Mernin, who spent more than three decades patrolling the front and backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and left us with insights, hardships, humor, and great satisfaction from a career that left him wishing he could have had "another 32 years to work in Yellowstone."
What if you want to clearly capture a plant or tree or person in the foreground of some shaded or backlit vista within a national park? What if you spy a gorgeous flower or unusual plant, and the inside of the flower or the plant’s stems or leaves are deeply shaded? Photographer Rebecca Latson describes a couple of techniques used to lighten up your subject within a less-than-well-lit venue.
The National Park Service has completed its planning process to help restore Anacostia Park’s wetlands, some of the last remaining tidal wetlands in our nation’s capital. Once implemented, this approach will result in thriving wetlands, a manageable Canada goose population and a healthier, cleaner Anacostia River ecosystem.
Next time you head for the Blue Ridge Parkway, consider packing your camping gear as there are eight developed campgrounds where you can spend the night.
Bears in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia are getting bold, travelers, and park officials have had to close some trails because of it.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, dedicated to the successful ouster of the British from a fort on the banks of the Wabash River in Indiana, marks its 50th anniversary later this month with a day full of activities that could send some youths on to careers as park rangers.
The latest video in the “Outside Science (inside parks)” series follows high school and college students from nearby Tucson who are helping Saguaro’s scientists count, measure, and monitor the cacti in the park.
A powerful thunderstorm that passed over Death Valley National Park knocked out power and left debris strewn across roads, leading to park officials to suggest visitors stay away for the time being.
As Acadia National Park launches into the busy summer season during its centennial year, the park will receive a major boost from L.L.Bean, which on Tuesday will announce a $1 million commitment to Friends of Acadia in support of the Island Explorer bus system.
"Whitman By Fire," a theatrical production that brings Walt Whitman's poetry to life, will be performed at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in August.
If Robert Redford ever made a horrible, forgettable movie, it was A Walk In The Woods, with his buddie Nick Nolte.
Visitors to New York City and Sandy Hook, New Jersey can now download and use three free apps to visit national parks, with 23 different locations, throughout New York Harbor. Locations include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, African Burial Ground, Federal Hall and Governors Island.
Beginning July 9, every Saturday through August 13, Homestead National Monument of America will host outdoor evening concerts at 7 p.m. at the Homestead Education Center. During 2016 Homestead is celebrating its 80th Birthday and the Centennial of the National Park Service.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will continue accepting comments through July 12 on a proposal to increase fees at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions along with proposed changes to the management of three campgrounds by adding them to the national reservation system through Recreation.gov. The proposal, titled “Recreational Fee Proposal Information Document,” has been available for public review since May 26. The comment process has been amended to allow anonymous comments.
National Park Service Superintendent Trish Kicklighter says that as crews continue to assess flood impacts to campgrounds, parking lots, boat launches, beaches, roads, and trails at New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area, a few additional closures have been added to the West Virginia sites.
Fires, fire danger, and pretty big crowds will greet visitors in some corners of the National Park System this holiday weekend, and park officials are asking for both patience and great care while you're enjoying the parks.
A congressional effort has been launched to block a plan by Biscayne National Park officials to set aside 6 percent of the park for a marine reserve in a bid to restore and protect a stretch of the only tropical coral reef system in the continental United States, and the boating and fishing industry has quickly jumped on board in support of the legislation.
Canada Day is the perfect time to connect with nature, learn about Canada’s history and celebrate this great country with Parks Canada! To celebrate this day on July 1st, access to all national parks and national historic sites managed by Parks Canada will be free.
Four-Year Rehabilitation Of Grand Canyon Of Yellowstone Overlooks, Trails Underway In Yellowstone National Park
A four-year-long, multi-million-dollar project to repair and improve overlooks, trails, and parking lots along the rim of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park has gotten underway thanks to the help of the Yellowstone Park Foundation.