Recent record-breaking rain on Hatteras Island has impacted ramps, campgrounds, and roads along Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and another rain event is anticipated this Sunday. It has been reported that up to 14 inches of rain fell on the Outer Banks of North Carolina between Saturday, May 28, and Thursday, June 2.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Moonlight is a new trip-planning app that lets you organize your adventure without stressing about logistics.
There are, not far from the pavement, glorious creeks to splash in and ponds and lakes to fish, forests to explore, and grassy meadows to chase butterflies across. These are kid friendly aspects of the natural world that come without batteries, don’t need a Wi-Fi signal, and are guaranteed to bring the kid out in all of us.
With cooler temperatures and smaller crowds than the South Rim, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park may be a place where you can find lodging as the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this summer. Whether your trip is planned for this summer or a bullet point on your bucket list, the Arizona park has released a video gives you a glimpse of what makes the place so special.
As the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary draws near, I’ve been looking back at a pair of 2009 reports on America’s “great outdoors.” An RFF report that I coauthored reviewed the status of public lands, demand for outdoor recreation, and conservation funding trends.
Hillary Clinton has unveiled her plans for the environment, and one of the planks would be to create an American Parks Trust Fund with a "mission of helping to expand local, state, and national recreation opportunities, rehabilitate existing parks, and enhancing America’s great outdoors – from our forests and coasts to neighborhood parks."
Fishing with limb lines in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is not allowed. Unattended limb lines are hazardous to visitors and wildlife.
National Trails Day is Friday, and while Fort Laramie National Historic Site's popular Confluence Trail remains closed due to flood conditions, the fort's staff has some other ideas for celebrating the day-and extending it through the weekend in Wyoming.
A holiday fishing outing at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska ended tragically when the small craft capsized, leaving two dead and four with hypothermia, according to park staff.
Three years ago, Great Smoky Mountains National Park didn’t open some campgrounds and picnic areas due to funding shortfalls. Now, the park is proposing fee increases of up to 30 percent at all frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions to meet the rising costs of operations, reduce a backlog of maintenance requirements on park facilities, and initiate needed improvements.
To document the re-emergence of the canyon, the Glen Canyon Institute has launched the Glen Canyon Living Atlas to provide a virtual tour of restoring areas in the canyon.
In a novel idea that possibly could be used elsewhere in the National Park System if successful, Glacier National Park officials are turning to a dog to keep wildlife a safe distance away from visitors on Logan Pass.
A 2-year-old panther that was establishing territory near a Florida neighborhood has been given a new home in Big Cypress National Preserve.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, just north of Jackson, Wyoming, is joining the centennial celebration of the National Park Service by hosting a number of park-themed exhibitions and events this summer.
A mountaineer from the Czech Republic who was attempting a ski descent of Denali, the highest mountain in the United States, died from a roughly 1,500-foot fall on the Messner Couloir.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, who earlier this year was reprimanded for failing to follow ethics regulations for Interior Department employees, has apologized in writing to the agency's field staff and urged them to remain mindful of those regulations.
For park-loving astronomers, the Southwest is the place to be at the beginning of next month. Grand Canyon National Park will host its 26th annual Star Party on both rims June 4-11. But before that, just to the north, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah will celebrate the stars June 1-4 during its 16th annual Astronomy Festival.
There is an inland sea of sand that relatively few people realize exists. While the sand dunes of Death Valley National Park are fairly well-known, and most people are aware of the sand dunes at our national seashores, the towering dunes of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado are unknown to most.