If you find yourself in a national park on July 29, take a minute to thank a ranger for the services they provide throughout the year.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
After just wrapping up its latest star-gazing festival, the folks at Bryce Canyon National Park are inviting you back to take a closer look at the landscape on the ground. On July 30-31 the park, famous for its incredible hoodoos, will celebrate its first Geology Festival.
Thanks to a series of fundraisers held by Washington's National Park Fund, nearly $300,000 is being funneled to Mount Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades national parks for projects in the parks.
If you believe nature is poetry in motion, than you can understand why the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has named a poet laureate for the parkway.
A 29-year-old Rhode Island man high on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park fell upwards of 300 feet to his death, park officials said Friday.
After nearly four months of cutting decking and pounding nails, a new boardwalk through the colorful Biscuit Basin thermal area in Yellowstone National Park has reopened to the public.
An angler from Iowa died in Yellowstone National Park after falling into the Yellowstone River near Mud Volcano, according to park officials.
With 26 sites accepted for membership so far, the National Park System is poised to play a vital role in the National System of Marine Protected Areas as it strives to enhance stewardship of America's marine and Great Lakes waters.
Cool water can be awfully tempting on a hot summer day, but a group of young men walked away with citations -- and their lives -- after frolicking in Chilnualna Creek in Yosemite National Park.
A head-on collision between a motorcycle and a motor-home in Yellowstone National Park has left a Minnesota man dead and a young girl hospitalized, park officials reported today.
Firefighters were making good progress today on a 40-acre blaze burning not far from the Teton Park Road in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, according to park officials.
There's another happy SPOT customer in the world today. A hiker who slid on a snowfield in Rocky Mountain National Park and broke his leg was able to summon rescuers with this pocket-sized emergency beacon.
A climbing death in Yosemite, a new recreation site at the Delaware Water Gap NRA, and a question on whether to force climbers to wear helmets are among the odds and ends that have recently crossed our computer screens.
Hard to believe, what with all the incredible geology with its borders, but Arches National Park never really has had a formal climbing and canyoneering management plan. Well, that soon will be rectified.
Call it a loo, a latrine, an outhouse, vault toilet or privy, but when you're out hiking or paddling a national park's backcountry and you have to answer the call of nature, it's awful nice not to have to squat over a cathole.
Like to tour some of the backs roads at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by bicycle, and pick up some information from a ranger along the way? The park is offering free, ranger-led bike tours two days a week through September 2.
Incidents with multiple injuries can present a test for emergency services even in cities, but such situations can be especially challenging in the rural or remote areas found in many parks. Teamwork and advance planning paid off when Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced three mass casualty incidents during a recent span of five days.
Firefighters were trying Wednesday to get the upper hand on a fire that was spotted not far off the Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park.
Where's Elmer Fudd when you need him? Although, the folks at San Juan Island National Historical Park, who have a rabbit problem on their hands, could use a hunter who's a little more successful than Bugs Bunny's archenemy ever was.
The nation's front yard, frayed, rutted, and overwhelmed by millions of feet and years of neglect, is going to be given a much-needed makeover if the Interior Department can figure out how to raise at least $650 million, and likely quite a bit more.