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Gateway Arch Offers Extended Hours Thanksgiving Weekend To Accommodate Holiday Visitors

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally a big day for shopping, so it may come as a surprise that's it's also the busiest day of the year for at least one NPS area. If you plan to visit the Gateway Arch in St. Louis this coming weekend, here's some information on extended hours and how to purchase advance tickets.
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Pay Attention: Rules Are Changing For Getting Backpacking Permits at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park long has run its backpacking permit operation with a four-month lead time. In other words, you could walk into the backcountry office on February 1 and ask for a permit for a date in June and receive it. Well, the rules are changing friends.
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Group Asks Public To Support Removal Of Trout From Some Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Park Lakes

Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks officials want to remove non-native trout from some lakes that naturally were fishless in a bid to save a yellow-legged frog. Now a group says trout should be removed from all lakes in the two parks that originally were fishless.
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Yellowstone National Park Officials Release Development Vision For Tower-Roosevelt

Tower-Roosevelt might be viewed as one of the sleepier areas of Yellowstone National Park, but it's one rich in beauty and history and, since the late 1990s, has become somewhat of a magnet for wildlife viewers anxious to spot wolves. In developing a vision for the area, park officials are trying to contain development, although some argue they are not entirely succeeding.
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Funding Will Help Repair Historic Gun Batteries at Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit

Congress has provided $800,000 for the National Park Service to have repairs and restoration done to the historic gun batteries in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, according to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone.
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