With a 23-15 party line vote the House Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that would force the National Park Service to open up more than 400 miles of streams to paddlers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, though whether the full House and Senate will do the same remains to be seen.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
After much work, the visitor center at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state is just about ready to reopen to the public.
With concerns that the Southwest's iconic Joshua trees will be pushed out of 90 percent of their current habitat by the century's end due to climate change, a group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the tree listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
Officials from the National Park Service have officially signed a 15-year concessions contract for Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, to run lodging and dining concessions in Yosemite National Park, though the company might be managing facilities not named The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, or Badger Pass.
An effort is under way to see bison hunted within Grand Canyon National Park. Arizona politicians who are pushing that proposal say the bison in the park are bison-cow hybrids that are "wreaking havoc" on the park.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California will host its second annual Recreation Festival later this month, and plans to fill the day with plenty of family activities in the outdoors.
A Wyoming congresswoman carrying water for packrafters seeking access to rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks has offered an amendment to her own legislation that seemingly would force the National Park Service to open up specific waters to the paddlers.
There are pictographs all around the Southwest, many easily accessible by vehicle. But it takes a hike—and a good one at that—to reach what is arguably the most famous rock art display in the country.
A short trail for mountain bikers anxious to cruise through Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio is now open, and crews are expected to continue to expand it later this year.
Human rescues are fairly commonplace in the National Park System, but it's not every day that rangers have to rescue a dog. That was the case at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, where a chocolate lab stumbled into a 20-foot-deep crack in the earth.
If “October” and “travel” are in the same story, odds are good that it’s an article about the best places to see fall foliage. Of course, to those of us with birds perpetually on the brain, October is the conclusion of fall migrant season. With that in mind, I got to wondering about the best national park to maximize migrant-watching and leaf-peeping in one trip.
The onslaught of heavy rains soaking South Carolina in recent days has led to closure of Congaree National Park, where the Congaree River has gone from roughly 6 feet to nearly 19 feet in the past three days. Flood stage for the river in the park is 15 feet.
Though some still debate whether a handgun is better than bear spray when traveling in grizzly country, a hiker at Glacier National Park was able to drive off an attacking grizzly with a burst of spray to the bruin's face.
It has been a rough summer at Kings Canyon National Park in California, where a forest fire closed in on the park and forced the closure of Cedar Grove on the floor of the park. Now park officials say they don't know when access to Cedar Grove will be restored.
Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, which had been running concessions at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska under a temporary contract, has landed a 10-year contract to continue operations.
A Montana man climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park was killed in an apparent fall down the east side of the mountain.
Though Hurricane Joaquin was heading farther east and out into the Atlantic Ocean than earlier forecasts had predicted, heavy rains and flooding expected along the Outer Banks of North Carolina led to closure of Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras national seashores.
Thinking of heading to Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona in October and wondering what there is to do? Here's a comprehensive schedule of events from the park staff for your consideration.
Eight individuals from across the country have won a week-long adventure, thanks to the National Park Foundation and support from partners REI, Subaru, Aramark, Columbia Sportswear, Southwest , and the National Park Service.