Though the wildfire season really hasn't started in the Rockies, Sierra Nevada, or Cascade ranges, it's been well under way in Alaska, where national park fire managers are reporting unusual fire behavior.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
They'll be rounding them up and moving them out Saturday morning in Grand Teton National Park, which means you could encounter traffic delays near Moran Junction for a while.
Before Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan came out with their view of the National Park System, many others were turning their cameras on the parks. One collection I've found that is worthy of space in your DVD collection is Treasures of America's National Parks, a six-disk collection of some of the system's icons.
Curious About Landing A Permit to Float Dinosaur National Monument? Call This Number for Available Dates
Who says those automated phone answering systems, the ones that incessantly ask you to push this number for that information or that information for this tidbit, can't be helpful? A new one operating at Dinosaur National Monument helps you relatively quickly learn when you might be able to land a permit to float the Green or Yampa rivers in the park.
Ever-present concerns that bison from Yellowstone National Park might spread a deadly disease to Montana cattle has park biologists considering the use of an air-gun-delivered vaccine for the bison.
There is a pressing need to protect large swathes of ocean environments much like national parks preserve terrestrial landscapes, according to nearly 250 marine scientists from around the world.
Roadwork along the Blue Ridge Parkway forced our intrepid travelers to detour off the parkway, but the sidetrip proved worthwhile.
Urban firefighters have long been plagued by calls to rescue cats stranded in trees, but rangers at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area recently had a much bigger challenge: how to rescue an 1100-pound horse stranded in a canyon.
The quality and rates of national park lodges span a wide range from rustic cabins in several parks renting in the $60 - $80 range to suites at Yosemite’s Ahwahnee that rent for approximately $1,000 per night. The differences in service, amenities, comfort, and atmosphere are substantial, but is a night in an Ahwahnee suite worth ten nights in a cabin at Maswick on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim?
A Belgian mountaineer leading an ascent up a technical section of Cassin Ridge on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park fell roughly 100 feet to his death when his anchor seemingly failed, park officials said Tuesday.
A year-old grizzly has been killed in a hit-and-run accident along the western border of Yellowstone National Park, marking the second time in a week motorists have run into bears in the park.
Revisions to Glacier National Park's bear management plan have been finalized, carrying with them hopes that better preventive steps and public education will result in fewer bears having to be put down.
Craters of the Moon National Monument is perhaps best-known for lava and its lunar-like terrain, but the park has some surprises as well, including over 600 types of plants. June is peak season for wildflowers in the area, and ranger-guided wildflower walks will be held at the park on June 12 and 19.
Like to learn the basics of fly fishing? If you'll be in the Upper Midwest this coming weekend, perhaps you'd be interested in one of two free workshops are being offered at Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, on the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin.
We are beginning the ultimate 2010 road trip: North along the 469-mile length of the Blue Ridge Parkway followed by 105-mile-long Skyline Drive that winds through Shenandoah National Park. Then west to St. Joseph, Missouri, to follow the Oregon Trail to Oregon City, Oregon, before returning via the route followed by Lewis & Clark along the Columbia and Missouri rivers.
The Merced River can mean different things to different people, in part depending upon where in Yosemite National Park they view it. The National Park Service is working to focus on those values as it develops a plan for managing the stretch of river that flows through the Yosemite Valley.
Summer is here and warmer weather has arrived in most parts of the country. For many park visitors that prompts the desire to go for a swim, but taking a dip isn't always a good idea. A recent "not so excellent adventure" at Dinosaur National Monument led to two rescue attempts, and the first effort nearly ended in disaster.
Searchers were waiting for improved weather conditions to resume the hunt for one of 11 climbers who were hit by an avalanche while trying to summit Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park.
American Rivers came out there other day with its top 10 list of endangered rivers, and No. 1 was the Upper Delaware, which flows through the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. No. 3 also falls in the National Park System, the Gauley River around which the Gauley River National Recreation Area rises up from.