Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s wilderness heritage during its 15th annual Wilderness Weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
On the heels of Canyonlands National Park being recognized for its dark skies, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado also has been honored as an International Dark Sky Park.
Though firefighters were making some progress against the nearly 100,000-acre Rough Fire in California, the blaze was bearing down on Kings Canyon National Park, leading to a shutdown of all park campgrounds and a warning to remaining visitors, area residents, and employees in and near Grant Grove that they might need to evacuate.
National Park Service officials have formally approved a general management plan for Biscayne National Park, one that sets aside a Marine Reserve Zone in a move to recover fisheries and improve the health of the only tropical coral reef system in the continental United States.
Fall, which is arguably the best season for hiking in the National Park System, is almost upon us. The cool days and bright colors provide hikers with plenty of incentive to hit the trails. With that wonderful season in mind, we’ve selected some of the country’s “scenic trails” for your consideration. To those we’ve added a Yellowstone National Park classic, a hike in Canyonlands National Park, and another that traces one of the bloodiest days of the Civil War.
For the next seven Sundays, you can explore the Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park by canoe with rangers leading the way. These four-hour trips begin at 9 a.m. at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, located at 815 Oyster Bar Lane in Everglades City, Florida 34139.
Firefighters Tuesday were aggressively attacking a wildfire that flared up Monday night just north of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park.
Yet another break in the Transcanyon Pipeline that carries water across Grand Canyon National Park, and that means no drinking water at the Cottonwood Campground along the North Kaibab Trail or at Manzanita Rest Area.
There are worse places to be on a late summer or early fall weekend than Cape Cod, especially if you’re after birds. The entire peninsula from Cuttyhunk Island to Monomoy and up the outer cape through Cape Cod National Seashore is a shorebird haven as well as a migrant trap for songbirds headed south down the Atlantic Coast. The waters off the cape aren’t too shabby for birding either, with seabirds galore to be had on pelagic birding trips.
With National Public Lands Day arriving on September 26 this year, now is your chance to pick a park and help clean it up on that date.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park next year will celebrate a century of caring for, and connecting people to, the remarkable landscape, native plants and animals and Hawaiian culture linked with Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.
The National Park Service will explore opportunities to enhance public access to the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia after Anacostia Park's Buzzard Point Marina closes on December 31, the expiration of the concession contract.
Services are nearing an end for the year at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in northern Wyoming, as park staff are eying winter and getting the NRA's facilities ready for it.
Here's your quick cheat sheet to five of the best units in the National Park System for finding wildlife this fall.
In an ongoing effort to come up with rules for beach fires at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, park officials have scheduled a public meeting for September 24 to go over proposed guidelines and permitting.
In a bid to get more senior citizens out into the National Park System, "Senior Skip Day" is coming to the parks on October 8. The day, promoted by health-care company Humana, Inc., lets everyone age 62 and older into the National Park System for free.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, some have four legs. Last week, park mules and a horse transported two injured hikers suffering from dehydration to safety.
A section of a popular trail at New River Gorge National River in West Virginia has been closed for the forseeable future due to erosion problems.
Cape Point Campground at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina will remain open two extra months, through the Thanksgiving weekend in late November.