As the name implies, Rocky Mountain National Park includes plenty of rocks, but a fall by a hiker in unusually rugged terrain led to a lengthy and challenging rescue earlier this week. By the time the fourteen-hour operation ended, over forty rescuers had helped lower the victim a distance that equalled the height of the tallest buildings in the country.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
The Convoy Point Channel is an important route for boaters at Biscayne National Park—it is the only marine passageway to Biscayne Bay from Homestead Bayfront Park, park headquarters and the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The route becomes clogged with mostly human-discarded debris, but thanks to a recent volunteer route, the passage is now clear.
Visitors to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada will soon have a new adventure awaiting them: A Parks Canada warden cabin at Cameron Lake will be available as a backcountry hut operated by the Alpine Club of Canada for overnight stays.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in far south Arizona will see a small boost in its entrance and camping fees beginning this October.
Last month, during the Memorial Day Weekend, traffic waiting to enter Arches National Park backed up so far onto U.S. 191 that the Utah Highway Patrol temporarily shut off access to the redrock wonder. That dilemma prompted a suggestion by the park superintendent that perhaps the time had come to issue reservations for people hoping to visit Arches.
When talk builds around some of the best small towns in America when it comes to putting down roots, you're bound to come upon a handful or so of national park gateway towns. And the folks at Liveability.com have made it official with their list of the Top 100 Best Small Towns."
Surprises continue to pop up at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon, where rodent species new to science have been uncovered. The 10 prehistoric species were found by paleontologists at the national monument and nearby public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
History will come to life at Minute Man National Historical Park this month when Abigail Adams reads some of the love letters she exchanged with her husband, John Adams.
Robert Binnewies, a former Yosemite National Park superintendent, wants to warn us about the fragile intersection of preservation and commercialism at the park, but falls short of truly driving his point home.
The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Nature’s Best Photography magazine have announced their partnership and the launch of the Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest, created to celebrate the world’s first national park through photography and public participation.
When the National Park Service's leadership team sat down in August 2014 to draw up a road map for entrance fees across the system, they built upon a study conducted more than a decade earlier.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is an example of a charcoal iron plantation. Charcoal was the fuel of the iron furnace and its production was an integral part of the plantation. Several times each summer, in a small fenced-in area west of the charcoal barn, colliers, or charcoal makers, practice the art of producing charcoal using a charcoal pit.
A survey of voters in Maine's Second Congressional District found an overwhelming majority favor creation of a national park in the North Woods.
Whether you walk the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, drive your ORV on them to reach your favorite fishing spot, or just like to lie back and enjoy the setting, June is the month to lend a hand at keeping those beaches pristine.
Fees to visit Muir Woods National Monument in California will double on January 1, moving from $5 per person to $10, with other fee increases coming to Alcatraz Island and the paid parking area at the Presidio in San Francisco.
Internet chatter aside, the main attraction at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona, is not erupting.
More than 150 trail miles have been added to the National Trails System, just in time for National Trails Day this Saturday.
U.S. Forest Service planners have heard from more than 200,000 people opposed to a plan to allow a development to surface on land just south of Grand Canyon National Park.
A nice series of programs will be offered at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area this summer as part of the NRA's 50th Anniversary celebration.