Ice, air-conditioning, and water fountains that spurt water are great to have in the place with the hottest recorded temperature on Earth, and so it's great to hear that Southern California Edison has moved a power generator into Death Valley National Park, which has endured four power outages this summer.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
As Lake Powell continues to drop in elevation due to poor snow years, the National Park Service and state of Utah are proposing to extend a ferry ramp at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area so motorists can benefit from a "shortcut" between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing. Without the ferry service, which takes roughly 25 minutes to move between the two marinas, motorists would be looking at a two-and-a-half-hour drive.
An ongoing impasse over the value of trademarks held by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite is pointing to a lengthy legal battle between the concessionaire and the federal government, one likely to drag on for another year at least.dnc_parks_and_resorts_at_yosemite_v_the_united_states.pdf
While smoky conditions and firefighting activity in Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday kept the south entrance road into Yellowstone National Park closed, a wall of fire was moving towards the West Entrance Road inside Yellowstone.
Evidence that President Obama will use his authority under The Antiquities Act to declare a national monument in Maine's North Woods came Tuesday when nearly 90,000 acres of land owned by Burt's Bees heiress Roxanne Quimby was transferred to the federal government.
National Park Service Employee Killed In Collision With Van At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
A 27-year-old National Park Service employee was killed at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky when the riding lawn mower he was on collided with a van in the park.
There are good times to go birding in Eastern forests and times that are less than ideal. I won’t say the birding is ever “bad,” because even if there aren’t any birds, a walk in the woods is never a bad thing. Still, if seeing tons of birds and hearing beautiful songs is on your agenda, avoid August. Head to the beaches to see shorebird migration.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are working on the assumption that an after-hours off-road vehicle driver ran over a threatened Green sea turtle that had come ashore to lay her eggs.
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is taking input on a proposal that both raises entrance fees and extends its summer season, when rates are higher, by nearly three months. Tour fees are not changed in this plan.
Gusting winds, low humidity levels, and warm temperatures are combining to push wildfires in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks across more and more acreage, with one fire in Yellowstone approaching 23,000 acres in size. None of the fires was threatening structures or impacting visitors, according to park officials.
With Glacier National Park in Montana welcoming record crowds this year, visitors traveling the popular Going-to-the-Sun Road can now expect additional congestion at multiple locations due to construction.
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was one of the first federally recognized African American regiments that fought in the Civil War with an enlistment station for Company C adjacent to the U.S. Custom House in downtown New Bedford. More than 60 men from New Bedford enlisted in Company C or other Companies of the 54th Regiment. A brick walkway with the names of New Bedford men enlisted with the 54th Regiment will be unveiled and dedicated to this accomplished and determined group of men on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Custom House Square, downtown New Bedford, just steps away from where the recruiting station was once located.
From entrance arches and rock bridges to curving roads and rustic buildings, Mount Rainier National Park was designed with the visitor experience in mind. The park’s historic buildings and roads represent the development of a style of architecture, called "National Park Service Rustic," that has shaped the design of parks throughout the country.
A Green sea turtle that came ashore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina to nest apparently was run over during the night, sustaining injuries so severe that Park Service biologists had to euthanize the turtle, a threatened species.
Two million dollars to help remove 500 tons of debris at Point Reyes National Seashore. Twenty-three-million dollars committed for land acquisition at Grand Teton National Park. Another $2 million to help open Stonewall National Monument.
In his weekly address, President Obama took time to voice his admiration and support for the country's National Park System on the eve of the National Park Service's 100th birthday.
A parasite responsible for what Montana officials are calling an "unprecedented fish kill" in the Yellowstone River north of Yellowstone National Park has not been seen in the river inside the park and at this time no fishing closures have been ordered inside the park.
Buried towards the bottom of a 50-page report examining how managers of Effigy Mounds National Monument could have cast aside concerns of archaeological resources in a site rich with them and which was established to protect them was a disturbing admission: the National Park Service as a whole is dysfunctional when it comes to cultural resources management.
Problems that have plagued the elevator in the Washington Monument over the past week or so have prompted a decision to temporary suspend public tours of the monument so technicans can "perform a thorough evaluation of the elevator" with hopes of uncovering the cause of recent breakdowns.
University of Florida reachers are working to generate more ghost sightings in Everglades National Park.