Fort Davis National Historic Site, located in southwest Texas, is gearing up for the park’s special summer activities.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska will begin a backcountry and wilderness stewardship planning effort this summer with a series of open house meetings beginning the last week of June.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and La Réunion National Park, a French volcanic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, have signed a sister park agreement to fortify the mutual collaboration and cooperation between both parks.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, new lodging at Canyon in Yellowstone National Park should be ready for guests in August.
Perhaps in a nod to Rocky Mountain National Park's centennial celebration this year, park officials are raising entrance fees, but not until October 1, with higher camping fees arriving in 2016.
With the spring monsoonal moisture forecast to ebb, consider a visit to Grand Canyon National Park in mid-June for the park's 25th annual star party. The event on both the North and South rims of the park will run from June 13-20.
Spring and early summer always offer an extra bonus for visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this year is no exception. The bloom season for both wildflowers and blooming shrubs and trees is underway, and parts of the scenic drive just south of Asheville currently offer some fine displays, with more to come.
Unusually heavy and persistent spring rains have flooded several units of the National Park System in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, leading to washed out trails, closed campgrounds, and at least one death.
At first glance, this looks like just another book about rafting in the Grand Canyon and its rapids. It can be, after all, a life-changing experience and people just feel compelled to write about it. But Gaylord Stavely was not only one of the first people to raft the river; he was there when the entire river-running industry was born, knows all of the history behind the places, and the eccentric people who yearned for the freedom of the river.
While most national parks are readying their campgrounds for summer crowds, at Joshua Tree National Park in California some campgrounds are closing for the high heat of summer.
Wreckage possibly from a single-engine plane that disappeared in 2011 has been recovered from the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park with skeletal human remains.
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With no available money to truck in 74,000 cubic yards of sand to replenish one of their beaches, officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are hoping fencing and vegetation will help them preserve a beachfront that storms last fall took a big chunk out of.
With warmer weather on the way, boaters of all kinds will be heading to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. They best come prepared, with both a park boat permit and a state of Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species decal, before shoving off.
You want surf, sun, and a great family environment, then you can't beat a summer vacation at either Cape Hatteras National Seashore or Cape Cod National Seashore. Both ranked in "Dr. Beach's" Top 10 ocean beaches in the United States.
With National Trails Day coming up June 6, many parks are planning special events that day. At Shenandoah National Park, there will be plenty of hiking options for novices and experienced hikers.
By the time you read this, it alreayd will be more expensive to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument this year than it was a year ago, and higher fees are coming to nearby Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, too.
Funding has been made available to enable Fort Vancouver National Historic Site officials to sign a contract for the rehabilitation of some historic buildings at the park, including one that will serve as home of the headquarters for the forest supervisor of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park officials say they will incrementally increase entrance and camping fees over the next three years to fund deferred maintenance and improvement projects within the park, and to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.