Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day Weekend and is advising visitors that "severe traffic congestion is expected and will result in delays getting into and moving about the park."
The latest news from around the National Park System.
For the second time in a year biologists at Great Smoky Mountains National Park killed a bear they wrongly thought had attacked a sleeping hiker.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park entrance fees will increase on June 1 as part of a three-year incremental plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.
At a time when books are commonly read on electronic devices, coloring books for adults have become a publishing phenomenon, rising to the top of sales charts and taking up prominent space at bulk retailers. Now, park lovers of all ages can color in scenes from Yellowstone National Park.
For many, there can be nothing quite as sublime as hoisting a pack on the back and disappearing for a handful of days, at least, into the backcountry of a national park. It's a trip built on excitement and expectation, one of many similar excursions to make in a lifetime. It's not one you don't expect to return from.
A group of youths learned about the changing landscape in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve as they were taught backcountry skills and took “repeat” photography of Sunset Glacier.
Recent improvements have made stays in the cabins at Badlands National Park in South Dakota a much more comfortable experience.
National Park Service officials have been unobtain to produce complete records that helped them craft a Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, according to a lawsuit filed against the agency.
Legal wrangling over the ownership of trademarks to iconic facilities in Yosemite National Park could commence sooner than expected following a decision by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to remove itself, at least temporarily, from the fray.
Hog trapping is going to be taking place at Big South Fork National River and Recreation area in Kenntucky and Tennesse through December 2017 as officials try to get more information about problems caused by the wild, non-native pigs.
On March 12, 1927, ranger James Alexander Cary was killed by bootleggers while patrolling on West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park. No one was ever convicted of his murder. Now, 89 years later, the park will unveil a monument to honor Cary, the first National Park Service ranger killed in the line of duty.
How did we go from cutting down trees and hunting bears to restoring meadows and reintroducing lost species? This year, as we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, we reflect on over a century of protecting the natural resources of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.
Early next month Yellowstone National Park trail crews will begin constructing an official trail and overlook to replace the many existing social trails on the hills south of Grand Prismatic Spring.
Rep. Rob Bishop, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, has agreed to hold a field hearing in Maine to hear residents' opinions on whether a national monument should be designated on privately owned land abutting Baxter State Park.
It was mere happenstance, two events more than 2,000 miles apart, but the irony was inescapable: At a time when the Western United States is losing a "football field worth of natural area" to development every 2.5 minutes, an opportunity to set aside nearly 100,000 acres in the Northeast as part of the National Park System was deemed within reach.
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks opening June 9 at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum in Washingont, D.C., celebrates the centennial of America's national parks. The exhibition, open through March 25, 2018, chronicles the intersections between the mail and the parks.
A Canadian man cited by Yellowstone National Park rangers for transporting a bison calf to the Buffalo Ranch in the park was worried it would end up as "road kill" if he did nothing, according to the investigating ranger. In the end the calf wound up dead just the same, as its mother abandoned it and it "was continually approaching visitors and vehicles" and so rangers put it down.
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, who has shouldered responsibility for not acting more aggressively in response to long-running allegations of sexual harassment in the park, has announced his retirement rather than accept a move to the National Park Service's Washington headquarters.
Proposed changes to the rules that govern fund-raising for the National Park Service have left the Coalition to Protect America's Parks wondering what exactly the Park Service is trying to accomplish with the changes and fears they will only lead to more commercialization within the park system.
A year after traffic trying to enter Arches National Park in Utah backed up onto a U.S. highway and caused police to temporarily close the entrance, park officials are urging visitors planning to visit during the Memorial Day weekend to show up early.