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The latest news from around the National Park System.
Though Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim bears the bulk of the park's tourist traffic, the North Rim is truly sublime, with its pine forests, spectacular views, and fewer crowds. Sadly, time is running out for you to visit the North Rim this year.
One of the most beautiful drives in the National Park System is along the Tioga Road that runs across the high country of Yosemite National Park. But can that drive be improved? Yosemite officials are working on a study to determine how, and will visit sections of the road next weekend. And you're invited.
Routine maintenance will take the Green River Ferry out of service for four-six weeks later this fall.
A 64-year-old California man missing in the rugged, canyon-riddled backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park since Friday was found Thursday in surprisingly good condition for someone who probably went several days in the desert without food or water.
A man who hiked into a rugged area of Grand Canyon National Park with four friends only to head back early after feeling tired was later found dead just a short distance from a parking area.
Back in 1988, the wildfires that were sweeping across Yellowstone National Park largely were doused in early September by an early winter storm. Unfortunately, the current forecast contains no mention of a similar event that might knock down the "Antelope Fire," which is nearly 4,000 acres in size.
A demographic survey on the visitors to Grand Teton National Park has uncovered a disturbing trend: There are fewer children visiting the park now than there were just a decade ago.
Survey of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitors Points to Need For More Rangers, More Funding, Better Access
Results of a survey of visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore could likely be applied to many units of the National Park System: Those who took the survey said there's a need for more rangers, better funding, and improved access.
Change is coming to the concession facilities at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, and park officials are hoping you can help them figure out which direction to head.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued an order directing the department and all its bureaus, including the National Park Service, to ensure the integrity of science conducted in those agencies. There also is a provision within the order to protect whistle blowers who believe the integrity is lacking.
As searchers continued to explore the backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park for a missing California hiker, they found tracks believed to be his that headed off trail into a rugged area of the Little San Bernadino Mountains.
Wreckage from a plane that went missing over Katmai National Park and Preserve in August was spotted Tuesday on the park's northern coast. Park Service officials said there was no indication that its four occupants survived the crash.
Human-produced dust, mostly from grazing and farming, settles on mountain snowpacks in the Upper Colorado River basin and significantly reduces runoff. Eliminating this "dirty snow" phenomenon, which impacts national parks as well as the regional economy, would require a huge reduction in soil-disturbing activities.
Railroad buffs are about the most dedicated bunch you can find, flocking to model train shows and to rail yard sidings to glimpse historic engines and rolling stock. Now, thanks to National Park Service efforts, they have a new destination: The East Troy Electric Railroad in Wisconsin where five historic South Shore Railroad Cars have been put back in action.
Reader Participation Day: Help Us Name the Best Adventures In the National Park System, Lower 48 Edition
What are the best adventures in the National Park System in the Lower 48? For sure, three weeks floating the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park has to be one, and climbing the Grand Teton in its namesake park is another. But then what?
A proposal working its way through Congress would allow for a small hydro-generation station to be placed in Denali National Park and Preserve to provide electricity for a lodge.DENA-Kantishna Hills Renewable Act final.pdf
A search is under way in Joshua Tree National Park for a California man who never returned from a hike into the hills near the Black Rock Campground.
Earlier this month we mentioned how the Trust for Public Lands had secured more than 400 acres for Mount Rainier National Park. Now we can pass on that the Mojave Desert Land Trust has obtained more than 950 acres for Joshua Tree National Park.
Here's hoping for clear skies Saturday night in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mount Rainier National Park, where rangers will be leading stargazing programs.