Star gazers can put July 17-19 on their calendar, as that's the weekend when the Badlands Astronomy Festival will be staged at Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Curious about the nesting of sea turtles? At Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a special program this summer lets you see inside turtle nests...and possibly encounter a hatching at the same time.
Finding companies to run concessions at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is proving difficult for the National Park Service, which in mid-June issued a ninth modification to the original concession prospectus for lodging, transportation, retail, and food services.
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While recent rains have been filling rivers in many parts of the East, playing in those streams is becoming more dangerous, as evidenced by a kayaker who drowned in the Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Old Fall River Road is a popular route with visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park who are looking for a scenic drive at a slower pace, but the historic road was badly damaged by major flooding in September 2013. Thanks to emergency funding, repairs to the road have been completed in time for the traditional July 4 seasonal opening of the drive.
The Hazel Creek area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, closed since early June when a backpacker was mauled by a bear, has been reopened to hikers and backpackers.
Like many other units of the National Park System, Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California is expected big crowds this holiday weekend.
While the glaciers interspersed along the peaks of Glacier National Park weren’t responsible for the enormous U-shaped valleys, their gradual disappearance brings a sort of urgency to see these classic icons.
Bison have gored two more people in Yellowstone National Park, bringing to four the number of gorings in the park this summer.
Mid-summer is just about here, but atop Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah at 10,000 feet, the wildflower season is just kicking into gear. You can enjoy it July 4-19 during the monument's 10th Annual Wildflower Festival.
With heavy visitation expected this holiday weekend at Yosemite National Park, officials are recommending that you arrive early to avoid traffic jams and parking issues.
A proposed commercial pig farm in Wisconsin could greatly affect Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, where the superintendent is worried that runoff would boost phosphorous loads in Lake Superior and also could harm piping plovers, a species listed as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act.
While thousands of visitors will be racing to Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts for the Fourth of July Weekend and their summer vacations, park officials hope they'll take a few minutes to learn about great white sharks that are showing up more and more often in the seashore's waters.
For the third time in less than a week a swimmer at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks has been attacked by a shark. Seashore officials said Wednesday that the 68-year-old man received a number of injuries from the encounter.
A creek in northwestern Yellowstone National Park is regaining its namesake fish, the Arctic grayling.
Preparing for your visit to the C&O Canal National Historical Park has just gotten a lot easier, thanks to the release of a revised and updated Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Official National Park Handbook.
Planning to visit Grand Canyon National Park over the Fourth of July weekend? You'll need to be patient...and hydrated.
There are two essentials for the birder exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. First, make time to look for the tundra birds along the eleven miles of Trail Ridge Road above tree line. Secondly, and even more importantly, make absolutely certain at least one licensed driver in the car does NOT suffer from acrophobia.
Abandoned mine tunnels and shafts are dangerous places for lots of reasons, so when park officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area received a call that two people were trapped in an old mine off Northshore Road, there was ample cause for concern. Personnel from several agencies responded, but soon realized this was a rescue with an unusual twist.