If you're heading to Zion National Park in the coming days, know that you won't be able to drive your car into Zion Canyon unless you have a reservation at the lodge. As of Thursday the Zion Shuttle swings back into action to ease the congestion in the scenic canyon.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Despite its spectacular setting and rich history, some still overlook Canyon de Chelly National Monument when considering a trip into the National Park System. During the month of April the operators of the Thunderbird Lodge hope discounted rates will entice you to visit.
Have you checked out the Traveler's flickr page yet? We've got nearly 300 photos from 43 members. If those shots don't whet your interest in arranging a national park vacation, I'm not sure what will. Check out the photos ... and share some of your own!
Still wondering which national park to visit this summer? The folks who run the Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park hope to entice you there with savings of 25 percent.
There are many great national parks outside the borders of the United States. Iguazú National Park in Argentina is one of them, and for good reason.
Wondering why all the fuss over the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.? This short video from the 2009 festival helps explain the attraction.
Yellowstone National Park long has been renowned for its "museum quality" cutthroat trout fishery. Sadly, that fishery is in danger of collapse due to non-native lake trout. There are other threats to Yellowstone's fisheries, though, and that's why the park is developing a Native Fish Conservation Plan.
Want to figure out a way to get over your squeamishness about bugs? Then you might want to attend the first science festival at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, as bugs will be on the agenda.
While the Internet is a wonderful tool for research, are some brochures to national parks beginning to rely too much on cyberspace for depth of interpretation? If you compare old and new brochures from Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, it sure seems like it.
How did the unusually snowy winter in Washington, D.C. affect the timing of blooms on the city's famed cherry trees? The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is now underway, along with the guessing game about the period of peak blooms. What do the experts say about the best time to view the blossoms in 2010?
It's a tiny plant, one with a beautiful purple flower, and it just might be one that can be brought back from the brink of extinction.
When Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived in Tampa Bay in 1539 he didn't probably have a kayak, but those watercraft are a great way for present-day visitors to explore the waters of De Soto National Memorial. New ranger-guided kayak tours of the Florida park are now being offered on Saturday mornings. Here's how to sign up for a tour.
Would you have put Half Dome, Yosemite Fall, or El Capitan on a commemorative 25-cent piece honoring Yosemite National Park?
With peregrine falcons once again staking out their nesting territories in Acadia National Park, it's time for park officials to enforce some temporary trail closures to give the raptors some peace.
You can add Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the list of units in the National Park System where a temporary closure is in place to give nesting raptors some privacy.
A reservation and fee system is being considered in Voyageurs National Park for 17 campsites on the interior of the Kabetogama Peninsula. Park officials are taking public comment on the proposal through May 1.
A trio of politicians and two filmmakers who spent a decade exploring the National Park System have been honored by the [url=www.npca.org]National Parks Conservation Association[/url] for their efforts on behalf of national parks.
It won't be long before you'll be able to hold both a bison and Old Faithful in the palm of your hand.
An Alaska hunting guide who conducted a moose hunt in Denali National Park and Preserve has been fined $7,000 and placed on probation for three years.
My husband, Lenny, and I have been maintaining a section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail for more than 20 years, first in New York State and now on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. For the last eight years, we’ve been the proud adopted parents of 4.9 miles from Devils Fork Gap to Rice Gap located north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and south of Hot Springs, North Carolina.