Another park and a new vendor are selling entrance passes online as the National Park Service tests a variety of electronic services as part of a pilot program. Annual and seven-day passes to Everglades National Park are being sold in advance at Smart Destinations at no additional cost.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A backcountry hiker in Sequoia National Park in California, apparently trying to fill his water bottles, died when he fell from the top of a roughly 300-foot-tall waterfall along the Middle Fork Trail.
Three men videotaped trespassing at the Devils Hole unit of Death Valley National Park face a range of felony charges, from killing an endangered species and destruction of property to being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Repairs to retaining walls will necessitate that the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park in Utah be closed this summer.
With white-tailed deer changing the natural ecosystem at Fire Island National Seashore, the National Park Service approved a White-tailed Deer Management Plan last month that includes direct population reduction as well as the construction of fences to preserve critical areas of the Seashore.
The National Park Service, which has enabled millions to discover America’s natural treasures, will commemorate 100 years of stewardship in 2016. The National Park Service's Centennial goal is to connect and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, and its partner Voyageurs National Park Association, will celebrate the Centennial locally with a range of special events, programs, and initiatives throughout the year.
A thru-hiker on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was bitten by a black bear while sleeping, sustaining unspecified leg injuries and prompting the Park Service to temporarily close the Spence Field Backcountry Shelter.
The annual Memorial Day Observance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will commemorate eight additions and nine changes to The Wall and honor all members of America’s armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice on May 30 in Washington, D.C.
The call to “celebrate our past, inspire our future” has struck a chord with organizations, businesses, and individuals in the Acadia National Park region, the state of Maine, and beyond—so much so that nearly 400 have signed up as Acadia Centennial Partners to help build the yearlong, community-based celebration.
Beginning May 16, Shenandoah National Park will close a portion of Skyline Drive between the gate near Panorama Comfort Station (mile 31.7, just south of the Thornton Gap Entrance Station) and Hazel Mountain Overlook (mile 33.0) to do necessary maintenance and repairs to Marys Rock Tunnel.
Restoration work on some wetlands at the Great Marsh at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is coming this spring.
If you have limited luggage space when traveling to a national park, you are more than likely going to pack along a zoom lens or two. But, wait. Leave one of those zooms home and bring along a prime lens instead. Photographer Rebecca Latson demonstrates the advantage of bring along a fixed-focus lens or two in her most recent Photography In The National Parks article.
From peanuts to the presidency of the United States is not something many folks can put on their resume. In fact, Jimmy Carter is probably the only one who can.
In a bid to arrest those responsible for vandalizing a warm spring with an endangered fish species, Death Valley National Park officials on Monday released a short video showing three men riding up to the Devils Hole unit of the park in an off-road vehicle and roaming around the grounds. Part of the video is from a camera in the warm spring itself. That segment shows one of the men in the water.
With his signature President Obama on Monday signed off on legislation that makes the bison the national mammal of the United States. But that doesn't mean the icon of the National Park Service won't be hunted if it wanders out of Yellowstone National Park.
While the results remain to be seen, Everglades National Park officials are demonstrating some fiscal creativity in their bid to see lodging returned to Flamingo, a popular area of the park that has been beaten and bruised by hurricanes.
More than two dozen Native American baskets made by Julia Parker have been donated to Yosemite National Park, where they will be on display in the park museum.
Great Basin National Park in Nevada and the Flagstaff Area National Monuments -- Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki -- have received certification as International Dark Sky Parks from the International Dark-Sky Association.
Think Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful Inn comes to mind. The wildly exotic, pitched roof, shingle-covered Inn screamed Wild West when it opened in 1904. It remains so.