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.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
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.
If you're in Grand Teton National Park later this month, keep your eyes open for signs warning about grizzly bear trapping operations.
Careless campers at Rocky Mountain National Park have left smoldering campfires behind, though fortunately rangers were able to douse them before they blew up into major wildfires. But one day they might not be able to respond so quickly.
An Obama administration legislative proposal to bolster the National Park Service in its centennial year calls on Congress to better fund the agency and also seeks higher camping and lodging fees, as well as a significant increase in the cost of a lifetime senior pass, to raise revenues that could only be spent in the National Park System if matched on a "1-to-1 basis by nonfederal donations..."
A Champagne-doused celebration of an ultra-marathoner's record run up the Appalachian National Scenic Trail that finished atop Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park in Maine didn't set well with Jensen Bissell, the state park's director. He has suggested moving the trail out of the park, in part because of growing crowds of hikers and their celebrations.
More hiking, additional parking, and a new ramp down to the beach are opening this week at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Photography In The National Parks: Your Armchair Guide To Glacier National Park – Part 3: Many Glacier
If you've followed along with parts 1 and 2 of photographer Rebecca Latson's "armchair photo guide for Glacier National Park," you should be all set for Part 3, which takes the visitor to a number of scenic photo stops within the Many Glacier area of the park.