National Park Lodging Rates, On Average, Stay Ahead of Inflation

Regular guests of national park lodges have undoubtedly noticed persistent increases in room rates. Although we no longer have the receipt, it seems that we paid $225 per night during our 1996 stay in Yosemite National Park’s Ahwahnee for a room that now goes for approximately $500 per night. It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that during the past decade lodging rates in national parks have risen faster than the Consumer Price Index.

Shelton Johnson Honored As National Park Service's Top Interpreter

Poet, ranger, author, documentarian. Shelton Johnson has done it all. And now he's been recognized for his excellence as a national park interpreter with the Freeman Tilden Award.

National Park Mystery Photo 16 Revealed: Yosemite Granite, Polished To a Sheen By Glaciers

There I was, standing on a shelf of rock that borders Cathedral Lake in Yosemite National Park with Cathedral Peak and other crags lining the horizon, and I couldn't take my eyes off the ground.

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park Closed for Winter

It just got a lot harder to visit Yosemite National Park. The Tioga Road, along with the Glacier Point Road, closed for the winter on Tuesday.

Badger Pass Ski Area At Yosemite National Park Set to Open December 18

Badger Pass, an alpine ski area within Yosemite National Park, is set to open its 75th season on December 18.

Winter: The Perfect Time To Plan Your Long-Distance Trek Along National Scenic Trails

Winter is a season for planning. How better to pass some of those long, cold, snowy nights than before the fire or a the kitchen table with guidebooks and maps, calculators and checklists? And if you’re thinking of tackling one of the country’s long-distance hiking trails, planning is definitely not over-rated. Here’s a look at some of the trails that pass through parts of the National Park System, and what planning assistance is out there.

Visiting National Parks by Train – Central and Western U.S.

Train near Glacier National Park
In this final installment of our three-part series on visiting national parks by train, we'll take a look at some options for trips in the central and western United States.

With Year-End Holidays Not Far Off, Consider These National Park Escapes

With the approach of Christmas and New Year's, some people remain undecided about what to do and where to go for the holidays. Here are a few suggestions for year-end national park vacations that are likely to result in some lasting memories.

Yosemite Fund Provides Nearly $6 Million For Yosemite National Park Improvements

It's well-known that the National Park Service doesn't have all the funding it needs to protect the national parks. That's why contributions, such as the $5.8 million check the Yosemite Fund handed over to Yosemite National Park officials the other day, are so important.

Evergreen Lodge Near Yosemite National Park Offering Holiday Packages

Visiting Yosemite National Park for the year-end holidays doesn't mean you're restricted to the Yosemite Valley. Evergreen Lodge, a small, historic lodge with a clutch of cabins just beyond Hetch Hetchy, has a number of packages available. A side benefit of staying here is helping inner-city young adults find their way in life.