Acadia National Park this week is getting a third campground with the dedication and opening of the Schoodic Woods Campground on the Schoodic Peninsula. The 94-site campground is located on land once eyed for a sprawling resort, complete with hotel, golf course, sports center, and luxury villas.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Sunday directed that Mount McKinley be officially renamed "Denali," the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of the peak embraced by Denali National Park and Preserve.
The sounds of chainsaws tearing through trees resounded across Olympic National Park on Sunday as crews worked to clear numerous downed trees so they could reopen park entrance roads and campgrounds, make damage assessments, and begin repairs in the wake of a powerful wind storm.
High, swift waters claimed a backcountry traveler in Denali National Park and Preserve when she tried to ford a stream.
Starting on the fringe of the Great Plains and climbing through the incomparable mountain scenery of Banff and Jasper national parks, this magnificent drive—one of Canada's best - combines exhilarating vistas of forest, crag, river, and glacier. And autumn colors, crisp, cool days and fewer visitors make this an ideal fall journey.
Some beach goers who flaunt the leash laws at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks are heading home with fines of $125 or more.
After 13 years of meetings, discussion, and debate, Everglades National Park officials have released a General Management Plan to guide the park for the next 20 years. However, whether the park will receive the funding necessary to fully implement the plan is another matter.
Gusting winds, some surpassing 70 mph, downed trees across Olympic National Park on Saturday and forced the closure of all entry roads into the park.
Bombs used to trigger avalanches above Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park typically explode as planned, but on Friday one that failed to detonate last winter led to the temporary closure of the road that runs over the pass.
A tropical storm bearing down on Florida is prompting the closure of Everglades, Dry Tortugas, and Biscayne national parks until at least noon on Tuesday.
Wildfires have tormented those in Glacier National Park this summer, and ongoing fires in and around the park have kept firefighters busy and led to the closure of U.S. Highway 2 that runs along the park's southern border, and forced the evacuation of Essex, Montana.
Graffiti in national parks is not necessarily a recent problem, and while it did receive national attention a year ago with the "art" left on park landscapes by a woman known as "creepytings," it continues to be a problem. At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, graffiti most recently has marred the Lakeview Drive tunnel.
Much has been made of the recent decision by Yellowstone National Park officials to put down a grizzly bear that was tied to the fatal mauling and partial consumption of a hiker. Is there a way you can perhaps help another bear from being put down? Perhaps, by donating to efforts to see bear-proof boxes installed at camgrounds throughout the park.
More and more visitors to the National Park System are discovering the wonderfully fascinating night skies high over head once the sun goes down. But light pollution poses a threat to many of those dark vistas, even at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
Many people visiting Glacier National Park in Montana don't realize that it has a twin sister just across the Canadian border: Waterton Lakes National Park. This autumn, take some time to explore The Crown of the Continent - these high peaks, deep valleys, and very long lakes.
On September 25, Metro Atlanta area fourth grade students will camp overnight for free at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. The event is presented by the National Park Service in partnership with the Greening Youth Foundation.
National parks were not created equally. Some have towering waterfalls, others sprawling lakes, a few curious geothermal features, and still others rich histories within their borders.
One million visitors. That seems like a lot for an entire year, and definitely a lot in one month for Yellowstone National Park, which came within 19,000-odd visitors of reaching 1 million during July.