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.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
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.
Photography In The National Parks: An eBook To Help You Navigate Zion National Park’s Photogenic Side
Thinking of visiting Zion National Park, but don't know where or when to stop for the perfect photograph and don't have the time to spend scouting for locations? Planning on a return trip to visit a favorite spot or seek out a new location? The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Zion National Park eFotoGuide may be just what you need to capture some awesome images within this awesome national park.
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.
Wildfires burning in remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve were being blown here and there by westerly winds, spreading the flames across more than 30,000 acres of the park in southern Florida.
It was a century ago that the volcanic underpinnings of Lassen Peak rose to the surface and blew the top off the mountain that today is the centerpiece of Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.
Zion National Park has a shuttle that works on a mandatory basis during the high season. Bryce Canyon National Park works with an optional shuttle. Acadia National Park long has seen the Island Explorer help move people around the park, but is there a better option?
A summer vacation to Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks offers adventures from climbing lighthouses and body surfing...to studying maritime history or just relaxing on the beach surrounded by castles of sand.
Maps unlock the world in front of us...even if we're not standing right in front of the landscape contained on the map we're gazing at. They allow us to wander through the landscape, cross mountains, ford rivers and streams, and envision campsites in the backcountry. And, in the case of a new eBook, they allow us to look into the past of some national park settings.
If you had your heart set to travel Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park this Memorial Day Weekend, well, you'll have to visit the lower elevations of the park because there's too much snow up high to open the road.
With National Trails Day coming up on June 6, there will be a lot of projects you can get involved with across the National Park System. One will feature a project on the Estero Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore in California.
You can take all the photos you want on your Yellowstone National Park vacation without worrying about being arrested for ignoring a new Wyoming law pertaining to whistleblowers. It doesn't apply to the park, which is federal, not state, land, according to park officials.