Guests and residents at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park were told Tuesday afternoon to be ready to evacuate the village and park headquarters if the Bybee Creek Fire burning to the west approaches the village.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
The dog days of summer are upon us and the birding is slow in most parts of the country. While summer breeding season has ended in many areas, fall migration for songbirds is still at least a couple weeks away. Still, there’s good birding to be had during these popular vacation times in the national parks.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis expects to hear of more incidents of sexual harassment or misconduct from his agency once a hotline is set up to receive reports.
A New Mexico company that has been expanding its concessions work in the National Park System has landed a 15-year contract to provide lodging, dining, and retail services at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
A brown bear seriously injured during a hazing attempt by a Skagway Police Department officer has been put down by a National Park Service ranger at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.
Bipartisan Request To National Park Service: What Are You Doing About Sexual Harassment And Misconduct?
Concerned that the National Park Service is not taking adequate steps to root out sexual harassment and misconduct in the Service, members of Congress have asked National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to provide three reports from more than a decade ago that looked into the problems so they can "understand NPS's response to sexual harassment and misconduct."2016-07-28-jec-eec-cl-bl-to-jarvis-nps-misconduct-letter-due-8-11-redacted.pdf
In a park known for its majestic peaks and brilliant lakes, perhaps the most enchanting trail in Banff National Park clings to a canyon above a curving, crystal-clear river with a handful of picturesque plunges just 15 miles west of Banff townsite. Johnston Canyon, one of the area’s most popular hikes, features a pair of large waterfalls along with a handful of smaller cascades as Johnston Creek carves its way through the limestone walls.
In an effort to provide more recreational opportunities such as rowing, paddling, and stand-up paddleboarding, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Rock Creek Park are proposing development of multiple facilities to improve access to the Potomac River in the Georgetown area of the District of Columbia.
A mudslide roughly 100 feet wide and 10 feet deep has forced closure of the Denali Park Road just west of the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and stranded some guests and workers at private lodges in Kantishna.
Folks planning to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota next weekend will be able to take advantage of a star party being thrown at the park's Oxbow Overlook in the North Unit.
Did Someone Borrow The National Park Service Centennial Logo On The Way To The Democratic National Convention?
Perhaps it was a case of design envy, or maybe the easiest way out, or simply the obvious approach in the first centennial of the 21st century, but did you happen to notice the striking similarity between the National Park Service Centennial logo and that of the Democratic National Convention?
The image of quintessential San Francisco isn’t complete without the looming fog gliding over the Golden Gate Bridge like a cold blanket ready to hug the warmth out of the city. Sure, it may affect visibility and can make summer feel like winter—especially in August, aka “Fogust”—but it is beloved nonetheless. Here are some foggy facts to “de-mist-ify” this local weather phenomenon.
With much of the country currently locked in high summer heat, why not think about cooler and colder winter temperatures? If you're planning to visit Yellowstone National Park next winter, you might consider scheduling your trip to coincide with the 19th Annual Cody Ice Festival scheduled for Feb. 10 – 12, 2017, in Cody, Wyoming.
Rocky Mountain National Park officials, who saw more than 4 million visitors last year, are on pace to see even more this year, and hope they all are careful, and smart, about the ways they enjoy their stay.
A badly malnourished grizzly boar, one struggling with infirmities and which had connected park visitors with food, was put down by Denali National Park rangers and wildlife staff who concluded that the bear wasn't healthy enough to sustain aversion training to instill a fear of humans.
A visit to Washington, D.C., yields a glimpse into the nation’s history, much of it preserved by the National Park Service at the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Park lovers will have extra incentive to visit through next August, as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will honor the Park Service’s centennial with a new photography exhibit.
Traffic delays are expected in Zion National Park on Monday as the Tour of Utah professional bike race pedals from the park's south entrance at Springdale, Utah, over the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and out the east entrance, according to park officials.
Badwater Road, the primary paved road through the southern end of Death Valley National Park, has fully reopened nearly 10 months after a series of flash floods washed it out, the park recently announced.
Dakota D. Tipton was so proud of his name that he carved his inititals into the Roosevelt Arch at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Unfortunately for the Texan, someone saw him and now he'll spend three days in jail.
A National Park Service decision to allow for oil exploration in Big Cypress National Preserve on Wednesday drew a lawsuit from a coalition of environmental groups that fear the seismic work could adversely impact wildlife including the endangered Florida panther and pose a threat to "drinking water for many South Floridians."big-cypress-complaint-20160727.pdf