Consider yourself a snake wrangler? Then you'll want to sign up for the 2016 Python Challenge™, a month-long effort to rid Everglades National Park of as many of the non-native Burmese pythons as possible.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
When you visit Lava Beds National Monument in California, be sure to pack a headlamp. And, you just might want to toss a warm hat in, too, if you're planning to visit Crystal Ice Cave.
Devils Tower National Monument will host a Bat Festival August 29th, 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in the monument's picnic area. The festival will feature demonstrations on how to build bat boxes, information booths, crafts, and activities for kids.
A second case of plague has been potentially linked to Yosemite National Park, where crews were working this week to spray for fleas in rodent burrows near the Tuolumne Meadows Campground.
A wildfire has closed Washington Route 20 across North Cascades National Park Complex, where evacuations have been orderd for the town Diablo, the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, and the Ross Lake Resort. A number of campgrounds and trails in the complex also ahve been closed.
Climbing in the Tetons of Grand Teton National Park can be an exhilarating experience, but it also can be unforgiving and, at its worst, deadly. For 10 climbers who tried to summit the Grand Teton in a long one-day slog, they narrowly avoided tragedy and in the end were rescued by rangers and other climbers on the mountain.
The Tidal Reservoir Inlet Bridge in Washington, D.C., will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Friday at 6:30 p.m. until Monday at 5:30 a.m. to allow for the replacement of the bridge’s concrete deck.
As far away from society as you might seem while floating on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, or hiking along its shorelines, heavy metals are polluting the river in concentrations that could pose a health risk.
A wildfire burning near Newhalem, Washington, in the North Cascades National Park Complex has prompted park officials to close the Upper and Lower Goodell group camps and Newhalem Creek Campground due to the close proximity of the Goodell Fire.
As iconic and beautiful as the Snake River is as it flows through Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, it also can be deadly. As a result, park rangers are cautioning boaters to choose segments of river that are appropriate for their experience and ability level.
There have been shark attacks and bear attacks in the national parks this summer. Which is more likely to keep you in your car?
Ok, travelers, another topic to kick around at the water cooler: Would you pitch your tent beneath a black oak in a campground at Yosemite National Park?
If you've been to Glacier National Park, and spent time in the Logan Pass area, you just might have had an impact on the mountain goats that hang out there, and not necessarily a good one.
Batman and Robin probably won't show up, but if you're interested in those denizens of the night that flit about in the darkness, head to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky later this month to attend the park's 5th annual Bat Night celebration.
Photography In The National Parks: Your Armchair Guide To Glacier National Park – Part 2: Syeh Bend To The Saint Mary Entrance
Following upon the heels of her Part 1 article, photographer Rebecca Latson continues her photographic tour of Glacier National Park, with tips on how to get the best from your camera at the view areas along Going-To-The-Sun Road from Logan Pass to the Saint Mary Entrance of the park.
A federal district judge erred when he allowed the National Park Service to place recreation over preservation in its management plan for the Addition Lands at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, according to a coalition of retired National Park Service employees.
This new title provides yeoman's work if you're looking for a day hike in the Shenandoah Valley, including within Shenandoah National Park. But it falls short in some aspects.
Firefighting efforts will require a temporary closure of the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, as well as a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, this Sunday evening.
It's going to cost you a bit more to visit Arches and Canyonlands national parks in Utah beginning in October, when higher entrance, campground, and interpretive fees kick in.
Wright Brothers National Memorial is the place to be on Wednesday, August 19, as the First Flight Society and the National Park Service commemorate National Aviation Day with flight-related activities throughout the day.