There are a few in every national park. While most visitors are courteous and respectful of the parks and their resources, there are always a few who couldn't care less. At Death Valley National Park in California, those few drove their vehicles across both the Racetrack playa and the salt flats of Badwater.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Yellowstone National Park rewrote its record book in terms of visitation in 2016, although Superintendent Dan Wenk realizes that's not necessarily a good thing.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Acadia National Park in Maine.
Everglades National Park has closed Paurotis Pond and the area beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond in a continuing effort to protect the threatened wood stork and all nesting birds in this area from human disturbance.
Summer Teacher Fellowships At Acadia National Park And Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
The National Park Service is recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. The NPS will select three teachers to work on Mount Desert Island, and two teachers to work at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor. In addition, the NPS will select one teacher to work at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais.
President Obama Calls For Promoting Diversity And Inclusion In National Parks, Forests, And Other Public Landscapes
President Obama, in one of his final actions for the environment, issued a call for federal agencies to promote diversity and inclusion in national parks and all other public landscapes.
Marine fisheries experts were responding Monday to a pod of nearly 100 false killer whales that stranded themselves on the Gulf Coast of Everglades National Park. More than 80 of the whales, a member of the dolphin family, were confirmed to have died.
Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming contains some of the purest night skies in the Black Hills. To celebrate and share the beauty of night skies, a series of star presentations are scheduled in January and February.
The National Park Service and the United States Park Police, in cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, announce security, logistics and access plans for the Voices of the People and Make America Great Again! inaugural welcome celebrations. The events will take place on Thursday, January 19 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.
On the same day that President Obama designated three national monuments to preserve African American history, the National Park Service announced $7.75 million in funding for projects that highlight sites and stories associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the African American experience.
The Presidio of San Francisco, once a prestigious military installation that defended the Golden Gate for centuries, is taking a major leap forward in welcoming the public to Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
NPS Developing Preservation Plan For Big Spring Historic District At Ozark National Scenic Riverways
The National Park Service has prepared a Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment to identify key landscape resources within the Big Spring State Park National Historic District at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The Big Spring report and assessment provides recommendations for preservation and public enjoyment of the key landscape features, and will be available for public review and comment for 30 days, beginning January 16.
A rockfall likely spurred by days of wet weather has closed Zion National Park's scenic drive just north of Zion Lodge with an estimated 200 tons of mud and rock, and crews will have to wait for drier conditions before clearing away the debris, park officials said Saturday.
The first quarter to be released in 2017 under the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program will feature Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument. The coin design showcases an aerial view of two bears and one bird effigy mound from the Marching Bear Group in the South Unit of the monument.
As the National Park Service enters its second century of service and strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the designation of 24 new National Historic Landmarks.
Whether you want to go for a snowshoe hike, learn more about wolves and moose, or fancy carving your own canoe paddle, there's a program for you at Voyageurs National Park during the 2017 Winter at Voyageurs Event Series.
President Obama moved Thursday to preserve three chapters of American history by designating national monuments to tell the nation's Civil Rights and Reconstruction stories.
More than six years after a hiker photographed what experts at the time said was a grizzly bear in North Cascades National Park in upstate Washington, the National Park Service is proposing to help the bruins repopulate the park via a recovery plan that seeks to establish a self-sustaining population of 200 grizzlies.
Saved by a heated restroom. That was the situation for three visitors to Crater Lake National Park who were stranded at Rim Village by heavy snows.