The wonders of flint will be the main attraction this weekend at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Texas, as FlintFest 2015 is held to celebrate flint and mark the monument's 50th anniversary.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
If you're cruising down the Natchez Trace Parkway this weekend, stop by the visitor center near Tupelo, Mississippi, to take in Dulcimer Days.
In 1864 a bucolic meadow turned into a roiling, bloody battlefield for nearly a full day as 20,000 Union troops attacked thousands of Confederate soldiers determined to hold their lines.
Hundreds of millions of people visited the National Park System last year, and at times it no doubt seemed you were surrounded by most of them. But you probably found a way to avoid the crowds on occasion. Which brings to mind a question: What tips do you put to good use when you visit the parks?
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donohue has announced a series of special programs and events for the month of October.
If you've read Part 1 of Rebecca Latson's armchair photography guide to Arches National Park, then you should be all set for a continuation with Part 2 as Rebecca takes you through the rest of the park, showing you places to capture wonderful images from pullouts, paved view areas, along the trail of a popular hike and even from a campground.
While the "super moon" last weekend was drawing a lot of attention in national parks, there's a lot to say about sunrises.
Ripe fruit, fall colors, and background music will be on tap at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah on October 3 as a "Harvest Homecoming" is celebrated.
Deer culling will resume next month at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site in Pennsylvania as staff work to get the deer population under control.
After an extensive international search, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative has announced that Dr. Jodi Hilty will become the organization's president and chief scientist, effective November 1.
A series of wildfires sparked by lightning this past spring dominated the news from Big Cypress National Preserve earlier this year. Now the park has released a short documentary film that shows the firefighters and fire bosses at work.
Barrier islands play incredible roles for migrating shorebirds, offering them a place to stop, rest, and refuel. At Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, the beaches and marshes are important to common, least, and roseate terns and a number of other shorebird species during their migrations.
Design options have been drafted for the Little Sand Bay Visitor Center replacement at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, and park officials are wondering what you think of the plans.
If you live near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana, hope for clear skies Sunday night and head to the lakeshore to watch the super moon rise over the lakeshore.
With fall colors not too far off in Pennsylvania, you might consider enjoying the display and a train ride at the same time.
With the bears apparently sated, the folks at Glacier National Park have reopened the St. Mary Campground on the east side of the park.
A multi-million-dollar lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, which claims the National Park Service breached its contract with the concessionaire.
A substantial rockfall has limited access to Zion National Park in Utah, and the debris might not be removed from the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway before the weekend.
With a week left in the current fiscal year, and Congress seemingly unable to come to terms on how to fund the federal government, efforts are under way within the Interior Department, and National Park Service, to prepare for a government shutdown next week.npca-pres-pre-shutdown-house-senate-letter-9-23-15.pdf