Wright Brothers National Memorial is the place to be on Wednesday, August 19, as the First Flight Society and the National Park Service commemorate National Aviation Day with flight-related activities throughout the day.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A fire started by lightning strikes near Goat Haunt on the northern boundary of Glacier National Park was being battled by both National Park Service and Parks Canada crews.
Plague recently has been found in two campgrounds at Yosemite National Park, including one where a child who contracted the potentially deadly disease had camped.
Two grizzly cubs that were orphaned when their mother was killed for attacking and partially consuming a hiker in Yellowstone National Park will be sent to the Toledo Zoo in Ohio.
The dynamism of glaciers came to life at Mount Rainier National Park when a half-acre portion of the South Tahoma Glacier broke off and spawned a glacial outburst that flooded Tahoma Creek.
Two minors were killed Friday morning when a limb from an oak tree fell on their tent in Yosemite National Park.
With time running out on the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund that sends billions of dollars out into the states to support recreation, efforts are ramping up to garner public pressure to ensure Congress renews the program.
A day of remembrance in honor of the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 that was brought down by terrorists on September 11, 2001, will be held in September at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
There are many iconic, and unusual, animals that call the National Park System home. At Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska, one of those residents is the muskox, a bushy-haired relative to domesticated cattle.
A grizzly sow tied to the death and partial consumption of a Yellowstone National Park hiker by DNA evidence and teeth marks was killed Thursday, while her two cubs were to be transferred to a zoo.
With rugged, remote terrain limiting firefighting efforts to aerial water drops, the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park has expanded to nearly 15,000 acres, with more growth expected.
Construction finished ahead of schedule? That's what happened at Canyon in Yellowstone National Park, where two of three lodge buildings have opened three weeks ahead of schedule.
Two brothers who found themselves at their physical limits in Grand Teton National Park received a helicopter shuttle off Middle Teton rather than push their luck in finding a safe way down.
The 99th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service is just around the corner, and to celebrate all 408 units of the park system will waive their entry fees.
OK, travelers, a new topic has been raised in Reader Forums. If the grizzly sow being held in Yellowstone National Park fed on the body of a hiker found last week, should she be killed?
A Washington man out hiking in North Cascades National Park with friends was killed when a boulder fell from above and hit him in the head.
Shsssssh. Can you hear the landscape in Grand Teton National Park, the flowing Snake River, squabbling Steller's jays, bison grunting?
Fire danger in the National Park System is high from California to Montana and all the way south to Texas, where a ban on open fires has been implemented for the immediate future at Big Thicket National Preserve due to hot, dry conditions.
A wisp of smoke spotted by a backcountry lookout in Glacier National Park has blossomed into a nearly 2,000-acre wildfire burning in thick stands of timber on a rugged landscape that so far has precluded the use of ground crews to battle the flames.
Autumn travel may be all about the colors. Leaf-watchers head to Acadia, Shenandoah, and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks in droves. Traffic jams aside, that’s a fine way to spend September and October. But before the leaves change, the birdwatchers are out looking for a lot of brown. The first weekend of September, after all, is World Shorebirds Day.