How railroads helped evolve the national park idea and grow tourism will be discussed by Dr. Alfred Runte in a presentations at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Firefighters from as far away as New Mexico were heading to Shenandoan National Park in Virginia on Monday to help battle a backcountry fire that led to the temporary closure of a short stretch of Skyline Drive as well as a portion of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Three months past the public notice that a sordid chapter of sexual harassment pervaded Grand Canyon National Park’s Inner Gorge, the National Park Service has largely been silent on exactly how it will address the issue.
Staff at New River Gorge National River hope to eradicate 28 miles of illegal trails created by off-road vehicle use, an activity that is not allowed within the West Virginia park.
Nearly four decades after he signed into law some of the most sweeping pieces of legislation affecting the National Park System, former President Jimmy Carter has been made an honorary park ranger.
A wildfire possibly started by a backcountry traveler spread Sunday to roughly 500 acres at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, leading officials to close sections of both Skyline Drive and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
While falling oil prices have slowed production from North Dakota's oil and natural gas fields, a company sees that lull as the perfect opportunity to build a crude oil refinery in the state. However, its proposed location just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park has raised concerns from the National Park Service and conservation groups about how it will impact the park.
Dramatic photos, larger graphics, a simpler approach to navigation, and a somewhat laissez-faire approach to content has debuted on websites across the National Park System, with the bold, colorful look celebrating the National Park Service centennial this year.
Booking a room at the historic Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park will be even tougher than usual this year, and those who get a reservation will encounter closed-off areas and noise related to a $13.6 million construction project.
Remains found in Acadia National Park on Friday could be those of a Maine man who went missing back in January, according to park officials.
Our National Parks have allowed generations to discover history, nature, and wildlife in irreplaceable ways. From the highest peaks of Denali to the lowest dips of the Grand Canyon, families around our country enjoy the splendor of the outdoors. Throughout National Park Week, as we celebrate the ways in which our treasured outdoor spaces enrich our lives and uplift our spirits, the National Park Service will again offer free admission to America's National Parks so more people can explore our country's vast natural beauty.
Portsmouth Village, one of the oldest seafaring villages on the East Coast, will be the backdrop for the annual Portsmouth Homecoming at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina.
A live performance, a chance for kids to reshape the landscape, and a new exhibit highlight National Park Week at Chamizal National Memorial, which was established 50 years ago to celebrate the culture and history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in El Paso, Texas.
One of the most gorgeous approaches to Yellowstone National Park is from the east, through the Sunlight Basin northwest of Cody, Wyoming. The road descends in a series of switchbacks down the Absaroka Range and onto the forested valley floors. And if you're heading to the park in mid-May, you just might want to spend a little time in Cody, Wyoming, to take in the fourth annual Spring Into Yellowstone festival before you head into the basin.
Should the federal government create a national park in the North Woods? It’s a question that divides many in Maine. Some fear the effects of more federal control in the state. Others say a new park will bring economic growth to a depressed region.
The Current and Jacks Fork rivers in Missouri will flow more freely after Ozark National Scenic Riverways hosts a cleanup event April 22-23. Volunteers will tackle litter in the river and along the roads, trails, and riverbanks of the park by boat, kayak, canoe, and foot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Four fatalities, 18 medical transports, and 66 patients in less than two years has Lake Mead National Recreation Area proposing to close the Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails from May 15 to Sept. 30 annually.
A fire possibly sparked by campers at the Long Pine Key Campground in Everglades National Park had spread across nearly 4,000 acres, though crews reported that it was 40 percent contained.
Spring is just around the corner, but Olympic National Park is still dealing with damage from one of the wettest, stormiest winters on record, leaving roads inaccessible and keeping some campgrounds closed for the summer.
Most avid hikers know Half Dome. In fact, as the signature landmark for Yosemite National Park, its image is recognized worldwide. It’s even on the 2005 U.S. quarter. From late-May to early-October, visitors can attempt this extremely strenuous 16-mile round-trip day hike. The main challenge is the nearly one mile vertical climb from the valley. Then there’s the final 425 feet, aided by a 45-degree inclined cable banister.